Jobs Board

APPLICATIONS

To apply for any of the jobs listed here, please email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Job Title’ in the subject field, attaching a CV and cover letter.

All roles are based in Kentish Town, NW5 unless otherwise stated.

Candidates unable to prove their right to work in the UK will not be shortlisted.

Please note that we are unable to respond to every application due to the volume received. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Creative intern

Term: 3 months
Start Date: 3rd January 2017
Deadline: 9th December 2016

Rankin Photography, The Full Service and Hunger are currently looking for a Creative Intern to join our team and be involved in a number of projects, ranging from advertising pitches to creative fashion film ideas. This opportunity involves creating mood boards for fashion editorials, music videos, TV commercials and pitch documents. Gaining valuable experience, interns will shadow a team of experienced producers, directors and photographers to gain insight into the workings of the creative industry.

We are looking for:

  • A working knowledge of creative software including Photoshop, Powerpoint, and InDesign is preferable.
  • Candidates need to be organised and demonstrate excellent attention to detail and strong communication skills.
  • A working knowledge of social media and gifs is needed.

This internship is for a three month period.


 STUDIO INTERN

Rankin Photography, Hunger Magazine and HungerTV are looking for interns to support our busy team. This internship is a genuine opportunity to get involved in and gain experience in the studio aspects of our business.

This is a varied and ‘hands on’ role, which requires an extremely organized, level-headed person, comfortable in a busy and demanding studio environment.

Reporting to the Studio Manager, Studio Interns will be helping with:

  • Preparing and maintaining the studio, including Styling, Kitchen and Studio to a high standard.
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy workplace throughout the day.
  • Returning studio to a high standard at the end of each shoot.
  • Clean driver’s license held for at least two years required.

Suitable for a film or photography graduate.

Our internships are for three months. Travel expenses (zone 1-6) are paid plus on shoot days there’s often as much free food as you can eat.


 

 

ARCHIVE ASSISTANT

Start Date: ASAP

THE ROLE

Sourcing from the archive

  • Locating negatives and contact sheets, and recalling images from tape when necessary.
  • Research and supply suitable images to creative team for treatments and pitches.
  • Supply images to press for features and work with head of PR and Coms.
  • Help with gathering and organising files and information for book projects.
  • Deal with external and internal image requests gaining the correct approvals and supplying appropriate files whilst outlining allowed usage.

Maintaining the archive

  • Archive digital assets to digital archiving system adding all information on file.
  • Flatbed scanning negatives and transparencies.
  • Flatbed scan, light retouch (dust) and log/ file signed polaroids.
  • Collect reactive press online and Archive.
  • Assisting with Hunger Archiving workflow twice a year.

Other

  • Assist with syndication agent relationship, log sales, ensure license approval requests are responded to etc. Notify of copyright infringements.
  • Update various archive databases / logs on a regular basis.
  • Help update, maintain, and develop the websites.
  • Some basic admin (Eg: booking couriers, stock checking etc.).

QUALITIES

  • Highly organised and methodical, with a good sense of logic and a keen eye for detail.
  • Calm under pressure, flexible and able to multitask. Happy to work in a fast paced environment with constantly changing priorities.
  • Hardworking, able to work as a team, and keen to learn.
  • Good problem solving skills, time management, and workflow management.
  • Confident handling confidential work and a good awareness of the importance of discretion where necessary.
  • Happy to undertake some repetitive tasks and complete to a consistently high standard.
  • A basic understanding of 1990s pop culture would be advantageous.

INTERESTS

  • Rankin’s work and career – all applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in Rankin’s work.
  • Candidates must be interested in Archiving as a career. Rankin’s archive is vast – over time you will gain a deep knowledge and understanding of his prolific career to date.

TECHNICAL SKILLS – ESSENTIAL

  • Adobe Photoshop – basic
  • Adobe Bridge.
  • Previous experience handling and flatbed scanning negatives.
  • Confident Mac user (we are a Mac based environment).
  • Able to deal with clients appropriately over the phone and via email.

TECHNICAL SKILLS – ADVANTAGEOUS

  • Capture One experience.
  • Website CMS experience.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of archiving, digital archiving systems, or syndication.

 

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Rankin Photography is looking for a talented and hands-on in-house production designer to work with our creative and production departments to create sets for high profile clients in studio and on location. Reporting to Rankin and the Creative Director, this role requires both creative and practical skills.

THE ROLE

  • Taking initial creative and convert into a set of achievable and realistic concepts.
  • Being a key part of the pre–production process – meeting with clients to pitch, explain, develop and budget production designs.
  • Scouting locations.
  • Sourcing props and set dressing.
  • Constructing and installing sets.
  • Set management during shoots.
  • Breaking-down sets.
  • Working with shoot producer to reconcile expenditure against budget.
  • Developing industry supplier contacts.
  • Feeding creative ideas to Rankin and the Creative Director.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Excellent visual awareness and design skills, including experience using CAD and Adobe software.
  • Fabrication skills, including joinery, metalwork, paint effects & spray finishes and electrics.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills.
  • Good industry contacts.
  • Ability to prioritise and to meet deadlines.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the Health and Safety legislation and procedures.
  • Full UK driving license.

studio ASSISTANT

Rankin Photography is looking for Studio Assistants to support our busy team. This is a genuine opportunity to get involved in and gain experience in the studio aspects of our business. This is an entry level position, with the possibility of progressing up to a Photographic Assistant role in future.

This is a varied and ‘hands on’ role, which requires an extremely organized, level-headed person, comfortable in a busy and demanding studio environment.

Reporting to the Studio Manager, Studio Assistants will be helping with:

  • Preparing and maintaining the studio, including Styling, Kitchen and Studio to a high standard.
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy workplace throughout the day.
  • Returning studio to a high standard at the end of each shoot.

Clean drivers license held for at least two years required. Suitable for a film or photography graduate.


Production Design Intern

Term: 1 – 3 months.

Rankin Photography is looking for an intern to join the in house production design team. The in house set design team develop and create sets for high profile clients in studio and on location. The internship would be great for a student or recent graduate but would also benefit anyone who wants to get a fantastic overview of production design across many mediums. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to experience fashion editorials, music videos and commercials for both print and film. Working alongside the Production design team experience crosses: installing sets; props sourcing and set dressing; image and creative research; set breakdowns; tool shed maintenance.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Demonstrable passion for the work we do
  • Interest in set design essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Lateral thinking and initiative