Jobs Board

Advertising and Special Projects Manager

Role: Advertising and Special Projects Manager

Start date: ASAP

Salary: Dependent on experience + bonus.

Location: Based in Kentish Town, NW5. International travel is required.

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

THE COMPANY

Rankin made his name in publishing, founding Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1992. He creates landmark editorial and advertising campaigns for some of the biggest brands and pioneering charities. He has published over 30 books and is exhibited in galleries around the world.

Rankin’s group includes Hunger Publishing (bi-annual lifestyle, culture and fashion magazine and accompanying website Hungertv.com), advertising agency The Full Service and Rankin Film Productions.

THE ROLE

Hunger Magazine is gaining real traction with brands. Issue 11 launches in Autumn 2016 and it is an exciting time for the magazine and the team.

This is a position for a passionate, focused sales professional, and you will be responsible for maximising income from print and online advertising and special brand projects. The ideal candidate has a deep knowledge of fashion brands and proven sales ability gained from within fashion/fashion publishing businesses.

Whilst we are looking for someone ambitious and target driven, essential personal qualities include being natural, warm and genuine; someone who demonstrates real passion for our business to forge strong relationships with clients at all levels, win new business and maximise existing business. Pushy, egotistical Apprentice-style types need not apply.

Your experience, skills and abilities include:

  • Fashion brand and/or fashion/lifestyle publishing sales experience (candidates with this background will definitely take precedence).
  • The ability to prioritise a demanding work load and comfortably manage pressure.
  • Able to work autonomously but operate as part of a team.
  • Excellent numerical skills with the ability to think on your feet in meetings.
  • Demonstrable skills in selling media opportunities, and a strong understanding of the media market.
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of all clients in your portfolio, including business objectives, spending patterns, media selection and market challenges.
  • A deep understanding of print and digital markets.
  • Taking a solutions-based approach and seeking out ways to grow opportunities.
  • Being a ‘brand ambassador’ and having a track record of building strong client relationships.
  • Able to compile concise reports and revenue updates.
  • Being organised with an acute attention to detail.
  • A solid track record of maximising sales opportunities.

Personal traits

  • Excellent, natural communication skills particularly face to face.
  • Personable and sociable.
  • Proactive and ambitious.
  • Team player.
  • Able to manage pressure.

TO APPLY

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Hunger Advertising Manager’ in the subject field, attaching a CV and cover letter.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate achievements in a sales / business development role and give salary expectations.

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

CREATIVE INTERN

Start Date: TBC

Term: 3 months

Location: NW5, Kentish Town

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.

To Apply

Please send a covering letter and CV to jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Creative Intern’ in the subject field.

PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT

Role: Photographic Assistant
Salary: DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Location: NW5, Kentish Town

ROLE / EXPERIENCE

We’re looking for a photographic assistant to join the studio team. The successful candidate will have assisting experience, be willing to work hard and demonstrate initiative and dedication to the role.

Working knowledge of the following equipment and software etc. is essential:

  • Profoto & Elinchron flash gear.
  • Mamiya RZ & Phase One 645.
  • Photoshop / Bridge / Capture 1.
  • A good understanding of Canons.
  • Experience of general studio upkeep.
  • A full UK driving license.

TO APPLY
Email jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Photographic Assistant’ in the subject field, attaching a CV and cover letter.

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.

 

Books, Exhibitions, and Prints Coordinator

Start date: ASAP

Salary: DOE

Location: Kentish Town, NW5.

THE COMPANY

Rankin made his name in publishing, founding Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1992. He creates landmark editorial and advertising campaigns for some of the biggest brands and pioneering charities. He has published over 30 books and is exhibited in galleries around the world.

THE ROLE

Books

  • Project manage books from initial concept to final delivery, moving each book between departments and vocalising progress.
  • Work with external publishers to agree books specs, workflow and schedules.
  • Work with book printers to get quotes and technical specs.
  • Work with Rankin and the archive team to decide on book edits, plus making and editing PDFs and running orders in indesign.
  • Work with archive to maximise press, decide press images and send out approval requests.
  • Manage our international distribution, working with shipping agents & distributors.
  • Traffic images from archive to retouching to design. Be able to profile, check and proof files.
  • Ensure book quality in content and final product.
  • Oversee book launches.

Edition prints

  • Establish and continue relationships with gallerists and clients to develop sales.
  • Answer all enquiries relating to print sales.
  • Send out to clients and advise or organise framing for them

Exhibitions

  • Project manage Rankin and Hunger’s exhibitions from concept to exhibition launch, duration and takedown. Then following up on public response.
  • Be the point of contact for galleries, museums and curators. Handle all initial communication and agree details of the shows. Oversee and organise installations.
  • Budget and schedule for exhibitions, compare these deadlines against books, look at resourcing across departments and flag problems.
  • Follow up on interest from shows.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Good organisational skills, decisiveness, flexibility, speed and precision, and a firm grasp of print production processes and materials are essential. Keen to roll sleeves up when needed!
  • Mac literate.
  • A good basic knowledge of Adobe Indesign and Photoshop essential.
  • Team Player.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role.

TO APPLY

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Books Exhibitions and Prints Coordinator’ in the subject field, attaching a CV and cover letter.

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.

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.

To Apply:

Please email jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Studio Intern’ in the subject field, attaching a CV and cover letter.

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.

RETOUCHER

Role: Retoucher (Mid-level)

Salary: DOE

Location: NW5, Kentish Town

Right to Work: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

Rankin made his name in publishing, co-founding Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1991. He has created landmark editorial and advertising campaigns for some of the most celebrated publications, biggest brands and pioneering charities. He has published over 30 books and is exhibited in galleries around the world.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Rankin Photography is looking to recruit a full time, experienced, mid-level retoucher to join the team, working alongside 4 other retouchers and reporting to the Post Production Director. The retouching department traffics all of Rankin Photography’s still imagery and all other ventures including Hunger Magazine, The Full Service and Special projects. We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running, taking on retouching projects in their entirety from file processing to retouch. They will ensure any internal or external feedback is addressed with time efficiency and quality in mind.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

  • At least 3 years experience in a similar role.
  • From a production/commercial environment with proven experience within fashion, beauty and advertising retouching.
  • Applicants are expected to have a clear technical understanding of Adobe Photoshop combined with a practiced knowledge of file processing and colour management.
  • Having an exacting eye for detail is essential with quality control key to providing the best result and service possible.
  • The ability to liaise with clients and producers articulately and diplomatically an advantage.

TO APPLY

Please email jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Retoucher’ in the subject field, attaching a CV and cover letter.Your cover letter should detail your salary expectation, and explain your fit for the role and business. Please also include your most current and relevant work, including two full layered PSD files as examples. Please ensure you have the required experience to fill the role before applying, as detailed above.

Your cover letter should detail your salary expectation, and explain your fit for the role and business. Please also include your most current and relevant work, including two full layered PSD files as examples. Please ensure you have the required experience to fill the role before applying, as detailed above.

If you have not had a response within three weeks of sending your application please assume that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful. We are unable to respond to every application due to the volume received. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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

Design Intern

Rankin Photography, Hunger Magazine and HungerTV are looking for a Design intern to support our busy Design team. This internship is a genuine opportunity to get involved in and gain experience in the creative aspects of our businesses at the peak time of year for our creative output.

You will be supporting our two graphic designers with research and with putting together layouts for online features. You will also be invited to suggest ideas for book designs and creative treatments. It is highly likely you will also be helping ramp up the visual and creative aspects of our social media presence. You should have good knowledge of Adobe Indesign and Photoshop.

We are looking for someone who is culturally and visually aware; a bright, inquisitive graduate whose mind is wide open to what’s new and what’s next. Our environment is one where opinions count and are regularly challenged so it is important you are a confident communicator, an ideas generator and can take constructive criticism as intended: in the spirit of pushing our creative boundaries.

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.

To be considered:

Please email jobs@rankin.co.uk with the subject heading: Design Intern

Please explain why you are interested Rankin Photography and Hunger, tell us what you can bring to the team and what you hope to gain from your time with us.

Please provide portfolio links/materials if relevant.

Only candidates who can prove the right to work in the UK will be considered.

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Role: Production Designer
Salary: DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Location: NW5, Kentish Town
Right to Work: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK

Role Overview:

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.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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 & Experience:

  • 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.

To Apply

Email jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Production Designer’ in the subject field, attaching a CV and cover letter.

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.