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ARCHIVE MANAGER

A great opportunity for someone who is passionate about the archive world and photography and who is looking for an exciting career move.

Located in London, RANKIN work with world-class and emerging talent across film, photography and publishing.

Part of the Books, Exhibitions and Archive department the purpose of the role is to lead and nurture the Rankin Archive and to manage, preserve, ensure access to and promote the extensive use of image assets and documents from across The RANKIN Group. Building strong departmental and external relationships with a focus on legacy building and supporting the high-end promotion of photographic and film work.

At RANKIN you will be able to be part of a fun and friendly work environment and you will benefit from some of the best career prospects in the industry.

Come and join this unique organisation and its bunch of talented people who thrive in delivering spectacular work time and time again.

At RANKIN we want to change the world, would you like to join us?

About us

The RANKIN Group is Rankin’s new hybrid cultural company encompassing creative services, contract publishing, production, editorial verticals/platforms, and talent representation.

We are a fast growing, thriving cultural community creating great short and long form content on an hourly basis.

We are a team of creatives, directors, photographers, researchers, strategists, producers and editors who collaborate with brands ranging from luxury to FMCG, charities, editorial platforms, beauty, fashion & automotive.

We help brands be culturally relevant through creative communication, campaigns, brand building & content creation.

We create work that is bold, brave & beautiful.

http://www.rankin.co.uk/

Your key accountabilities at RANKIN

Digital Archive

  • Managing the receipt and upload of all imagery and data on shoots into our digital archive system.
  • Building and maintaining newfiling structures for all assests as The RANKIN Group expands.
  • Maintaining and updating databases and digital archives for The RANKIN Group.
  • Leading transition of information from current archiving system to new filing and databases.
  • Liaising with clients to receive accurate information and design files for archiving.
  • Responsible for the creation and oversight of relevant captions and keywords across the archive in line with professional standards.
  • Liaising with the Production Department regarding release dates, model releases, contracts and usage agreements. Updating usage information on digital archive accordingly. Suppling such information on request regarding copyright, thrid party rights, usage and approvals.
  • Coordinating with the Picture Desk Coordinator in regards to image syndication and project promotion through social media, PR and online.
  • Organising press clipping and building a Press and Social Media Mentions archive.

Physical Archive

  • Maintaining and proactively expanding Rankin’s reference library and tearsheets logs.
  • Leading research projects to expand data held within digital databases via Rankin’s Physical Archive.
  • Preserve, review, analyse and organise the archive of physical assets (including negatives, transparencies, contact sheets and vintage magazines) through digitization adhering to professional archiving standards.
  • Oversee warehousing of assets, organising boxing, scanning and build accurate archive of pieces held off site.

Administration

  • Maintaining and creating logs and databases to professional filing standards.
  • Providing administrative support for book and exhibition projects.
  • Coordinating image releases and usage dates calendar.
  • Gaining picture usage approvals from third parties when required.
  • Support of Picture Desk Coordinator with external and internal image requests and supplying appropriate files whilst outlining allowed usage, when required.

Team Leadership

  • Lead and nurture the Photo Archive team through team meetings and one-on-one personal development.
  • Line Manager for Picture Desk Coordinator and Archive Assistant.
  • Regular reporting to Line Manager and Rankin.
  • Organising workflows and project deadlines in a fast paced creative office.
  • Other duties as required.

Essential skills, experience and personal attributes

  • Experience working with a digital archive and databases.
  • Knowledge of correct handling proccedures for physical assets (negatives, etc.)
  • Proficiency with full Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Excel.
  • Efficient with the ability to plan ahead and work to tight deadlines and schedules.
  • Strong communication skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Understanding of artistic practices and commitments of a creative environment.
  • Qualification in archive management and understanding of image usage rights, copyright and licensing agreements would be ideal.
  • A proven interest in Rankin’s work and an interest in photography & photographic mediums.
  • Experience leading a team and managing other’s time and workflows would be a plus.

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Archive Manager’ in the subject field, attaching a CV, and brief cover letter addressing the above criteria.

Candidates unable to prove their right to work in the UK will not be shortlisted. Please note that due to the high level of applications unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.

Best of luck and thanks for applying!


PRINTS, EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS MANAGER

A great opportunity for someone who is passionate about the art and exhibitions world and who is looking for an exciting career move.

Located in London, RANKIN work with world-class and emerging talent across film, photography and publishing.

Part of the Books, Exhibitions & Archive department the mission of the Prints, Exhibitions & Publications Manager is to manage, preserve and ensure access to and promote the extensive use of assets and images from across The Rankin Group. A special focus is given to legacy building and high-end promotion of the photographic and film work of our founder Rankin through publishing and exhibitions.

At RANKIN you will be able to be part of a fun and friendly work environment and you will benefit from some of the best career prospects in the industry.

Come and join this unique organisation and its bunch of talented people who thrive in delivering spectacular work time and time again.

At RANKIN we want to change the world, would you like to join us?

About us

The RANKIN Group is Rankin’s new hybrid cultural company encompassing creative services, contract publishing, production, editorial verticals/platforms, and talent representation.

We are a fast growing, thriving cultural community creating great short and long form content on an hourly basis.

We are a team of creatives, directors, photographers, researchers, strategists, producers and editors who collaborate with brands ranging from luxury to FMCG, charities, editorial platforms, beauty, fashion & automotive.

We help brands be culturally relevant through creative communication, campaigns, brand building & content creation.

We create work that is bold, brave & beautiful.

http://www.rankin.co.uk/  

Your key accountabilities at RANKIN

Prints

  • Continue professional relationships with gallerists and clients to develop sales and promotion of Rankin artworks. Handle charity donation requests.
  • Answer all enquries relating to print sales, pricing and offer framing and hang guidance to clients as required.
  • Proofing and condition checking all artworks from our post-production team, external contractors and collaborators.
  • Use of in house large-format printers to offer support for set design, exhibition, events and other purposes as required.
  • Expand and solidify edition sales lists to ensure correct information is released and accurate authenticity is supplied for all work.

Exhibitions

  • Coordinate exhibitions from concept to exhibition launch, duration and take down.
  • Act as point of contact for contractors, museums and curators.
  • Handle internal communication and agreeing details of shows with relevant parties.
  • Maintain budget and schedules for exhibitions, organise resourcing across departments and flag important dates and events in internal meetingsd and calendars.
  • Research new locations and galleries and do site visits and recce locations for exhibitions & events.

Books

  • Coordinate and project manage workflows between departments.
  • Liaise with external publishers as required and manage international distribution by working with shipping agencies and external agents.
  • Request quotes and create technical specs for publications projects.
  • Liaise with the Archive Team to build image lists and organise image edits via Indesign.
  • Ensure book quality, both in content and in final production.

General

  • Liaise with the PR team organising images, press releases and release information as required.
  • Understand image specs for different projects and be able to proof digital and print images as required. Use Photoshop to prepare files for projects.
  • Regular reporting to Line Manager and Rankin and organise workflows and project deadlines in a fast paced creative office.

Essential skills, experience and personal attributes

  • Experience working with artwork sales and galleries.
  • Knowledge of correct handling proccedures for photographic works.
  • Proficiency with full Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong communication skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Efficient with the ability to plan ahead and work to tight deadlines and schedules.
  • Understanding of artistic practices and commitments of a creative environment.
  • Experience working with arts publishers and an understanding of image usage rights would be ideal.
  • A firm grasp on print production processes, material types and publishing terminology would be useful.
  • A proven interest in Rankin’s work and an interest in photography & photographic mediums is a plus.

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Prints, Exhibitions & Publications Manager’ in the subject field, attaching a CV, and brief cover letter addressing the above criteria.

Candidates unable to prove their right to work in the UK will not be shortlisted. Please note that due to the high level of applications unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.

Best of luck and thanks for applying!


COMMUNITY & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

A great opportunity for a social media expert who is passionate about editorial and consumer trends who is looking for an exciting career move in a unique organisation.

Located in London, RANKIN work with world-class and emerging talent across film, photography and publishing.

Working alongside the Editorial and Creative teams and reporting to the Editorial Director you will act as a brand advocate and you will help to drive editorial and brand engagement for an exciting new digital platform focused on pop culture and beauty, as well as delivering on your own strategic vision.

At RANKIN you will be able to be part of a fun and friendly work environment and you will benefit from some of the best career prospects in the industry.

Come and join this unique organisation and its bunch of talented people who thrive in delivering spectacular work time and time again.

At RANKIN we want to change the world, would you like to join us? 

About us

The RANKIN Group is Rankin’s new hybrid cultural company encompassing creative services, contract publishing, production, editorial verticals/platforms, and talent representation.

We are a fast growing, thriving cultural community creating great short and long form content on an hourly basis.

We are a team of creatives, directors, photographers, researchers, strategists, producers and editors who collaborate with brands ranging from luxury to FMCG, charities, editorial platforms, beauty, fashion & automotive.

We help brands be culturally relevant through creative communication, campaigns, brand building & content creation.

We create work that is bold, brave & beautiful.

http://www.rankin.co.uk/

Your day to day at RANKIN

  • Manage social media communities for a brand new digital platform, focused on pop culture and beauty. You will create innovative content and interesting ways to get people talking about the platform and build a community from the ground up.
  • Contributing to the creative process of developing topical content relevant for all managed communities.
  • Coordinate internally to ensure brand consistency and appropriate tone of voice.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Editorial and Strategy & Insights teams to drive customer growth, activation and retention.
  • Undertake research through a variety of different tools and systems in order to deliver a compelling community insight and delivering engaging community strategies.
  • Oversee copywriting for all social platforms, working alongside Editorial Department.
  • Monitor and report on views and engagement.
  • Managing and interacting with a diverse audience across a variety of social platforms.
  • Responsible for campaign analysis, reporting, and communication of KPIs.
  • Research into market/ social trends, keep abreast of the latest ad products/ technologies and provide use-case suggestions to help improve KPIs.
  • Own and champion the strategic response to projects which ladder up to the wider social and community strategies.
  • Managing client relationships and communications as necessary.

Essential skills, experience and personal attributes

  • Proven track record of demonstrating exceptional knowledge and understanding of the social media landscape – including content optimisation and publishing algorithms, building and engaging communities, social listening and reporting, planning and execution of socially-led campaigns, and an understanding of the latest technologies impacting key global platforms.
  • Significant experience in social media/community management across multiple platforms and preferably for an editorial platform or high-end brand at an international level.
  • Expert in social media channels, formats and trends as well as proficient in project management, able to juggle multiple tasks seamlessly and be responsive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to translate complex channel level observations into actionable insights.
  • Excellent analytical skills and an inquisitive, perfectionist and numeric mindset.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Passionate about consumer trends and insights with a natural interest in social media
  • Experience of using community management tools and relevant software.
  • Strong project management skills in the creative/content process.
  • Experienced user of Google Analytics 360 with a strong ability to derive actionable insights.
  • Experienced in leveraging audience signals to improve campaign reach and/or return on ad spend.
  • A people person who can work independently and collaboratively with various stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Ability to perform under pressure, tolerance for ambiguity, and readiness to adapt to changing priorities dynamically.

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Community & Social Media Manager’ in the subject field, attaching a CV, and brief cover letter addressing the above criteria.

Candidates unable to prove their right to work in the UK will not be shortlisted. Please note that due to the high level of applications unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.

Best of luck and thanks for applying!


JUNIOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT

A great opportunity for someone who is passionate about photography and who is looking for a challenge in a unique organisation.

Located in London, RANKIN work with world-class and emerging talent across film, photography and publishing.

Part of the Photography team and reporting into the First Photographic assistant the main purpose of the role is to assist the First and Second Photographic Assistants in facilitating the best possible shoot environment so the photographer can concentrate on the task at hand. The aim is clear – ensure a successful and smooth-running shoot achieved through attention to detail, hard work, communication and problem solving together with the First Photographic Assistant.

While the First Photographic Assistant will be monitoring the whole operation from technical aspects of the shoot to the performance of the photographic team, the Junior Photographic Assistant must be able to foresee any other potential issues that may arise from shoot to shoot. In this role you will build strong working relations across the business whilst learning and building upon your own technical photographic knowledge.

At RANKIN you will be able to be part of a fun and friendly work environment and you will benefit from some of the best career prospects in the industry.

Come and join this unique organisation and its bunch of talented people who thrive in delivering spectacular work time and time again.

At RANKIN we want to change the world, would you like to join us?

About us

The RANKIN Group is Rankin’s new hybrid cultural company encompassing creative services, contract publishing, production, editorial verticals/platforms, and talent representation.

We are a fast growing, thriving cultural community creating great short and long form content on an hourly basis.

We are a team of creatives, directors, photographers, researchers, strategists, producers and editors who collaborate with brands ranging from luxury to FMCG, charities, editorial platforms, beauty, fashion & automotive.

We help brands be culturally relevant through creative communication, campaigns, brand building & content creation.

We create work that is bold, brave & beautiful.

http://www.rankin.co.uk/ 

Your day to day at RANKIN

  • Consistent upkeep of the photographic equipment and studio space.
  • Taking the initiative in keeping the photographic space clean and tidy and reporting to the studio manager in this instance.
  • Pre-empt the photographer’s needs and anticipate any likely issues ahead of the shoot.
  • Maintain constant communication and co-ordination with the First and Second Photographic Assistants.
  • Shooting tests and castings.
  • Location recces.
  • Ensure that the needs of the client and the talent are met throughout a shoot by communicating any issues to the production team.
  • Maintain a safe working environment for all those on set both in studio and on location.
  • Show strong and consistent initiative both on and off set to the needs of the Photographer and the general Studio needs.
  • Show the ability to learn and build upon knowledge independently.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DISCLAIMER:This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Company reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Essential skills, experience and personal attributes

  • Set and assisting experience in a photographic studio for at least 1 year (freelance or full time).
  • Solid knowledge of all photographic equipment and lighting including Profoto and Elinchrom.
  • Working knowledge of various camera systems including Hasselblad, PhaseOne, Canon, Mamiya,Pentax and Sony.
  • Working knowledge of CaptureOne and Adobe Photoshop.
  • UK driving license required – experience driving large vehicles including Transit and Luton is essential. Experience driving in London is also required.
  • In addition to freelance experience, a successful candidate may have had experience as an assistant previously with notable photographers.
  • Ability to manage time and consistency on set in fast-paced environments.
  • Attention to detail specifically to the needs of the photographer, clients and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to show initiative and competence and a positive ‘can do’ attitude to all aspects of the job.
  • Maintaining an excellent rapport with the Photographer and the First and Second Photographic Assistants.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all members of the photographic team, a good team player.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and keep a constant tone of communication.
  • Ability to problem solving on set.
  • Understanding that the role requires long working hours and working weekends when needed.
  • Experience of working in studio spaces and on location would be ideal.
  • Accustomed to working in a mixed stills and film environment, co-ordinating between both teams.
  • Proficiency in studio power supplies and outages is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of all Grip equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of building equipment lists and identifying lighting set ups.
  • Awareness of digital techniques such as long exposures, freeze flashing and bracketing as well as plating and post-shoot.
  • Solid knowledge on how cameras work notably exposure increments. Shutter speeds, ISO and aperture in any environment.
  • Ability to travel internationally (relevant documentation to be in order).
  • Photographic or related degree.
  • Experience in Retouching, Digital Technician and/or Production would be a plus.

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Junior Photographic Assistant’ in the subject field, attaching a CV, and brief cover letter addressing the above criteria.

Candidates unable to prove their right to work in the UK will not be shortlisted. Please note that due to the high level of applications unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.

Best of luck and thanks for applying!


MANAGING EDITOR

A great opportunity for someone who is passionate about editorial and storytelling and who is looking for an exciting career move within the editorial world.

Located in London, RANKIN work with world-class and emerging talent across film, photography and publishing.

Part of the editorial team and reporting into the Editorial Director you will work on all our editorial projects across print and digital.

At RANKIN you will be able to be part of a fun and friendly work environment and you will benefit from some of the best career prospects in the industry.

Come and join this unique organisation and its bunch of talented people who thrive in delivering spectacular work time and time again.

At RANKIN we want to change the world, would you like to join us?

About us

The RANKIN Group is Rankin’s new hybrid cultural company encompassing creative services, contract publishing, production, editorial verticals/platforms, and talent representation.

We are a fast growing, thriving cultural community creating great short and long form content on an hourly basis.

We are a team of creatives, directors, photographers, researchers, strategists, producers and editors who collaborate with brands ranging from luxury to FMCG, charities, editorial platforms, beauty, fashion & automotive.

We help brands be culturally relevant through creative communication, campaigns, brand building & content creation.

We create work that is bold, brave & beautiful.

http://www.rankin.co.uk/

Your day to day at RANKIN

  • Work closely with the Editorial Director across all editorial projects, including HUNGER’s biannual print edition, client projects and contract publishing.
  • Oversee all aspects of the publications and editorial calendars.
  • Create and manage detailed content schedules.
  • Generate story ideas, plan, assign, edit and write content when necessary.
  • Commission stories and authors in order to produce outstanding articles and features.
  • Support the editorial team with the creation of print and digital material that is highly engaging, cultural and topical.
  • Management of deadlines and client management.
  • Management of talent and external contributors.

*DISCLAIMER:This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Company reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Essential skills, experience and personal attributes

  • Impeccable organisational and multitasking skills as well as great time management and keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and prominent levels of work.
  • Familiar with the demands of print and digital content management.
  • A good level of creativity combined with previous experience working with a range of leading brands.
  • Previous experience working with the US market would be very benefitial.
  • Up to date and informed of movements and changes within the industry.
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced editorial, fashion or digital environment.
  • Experience with InDesign and CMS.

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Managing Editor’ in the subject field, attaching a CV, and brief cover letter addressing the above criteria.

Candidates unable to prove their right to work in the UK will not be shortlisted. Please note that due to the high level of applications unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.

Best of luck and thanks for applying!


STAFF WRITER (US English knowledge)

A great opportunity for someone who is passionate about writing and who is looking to build a career in the editorial world.

Located in London, RANKIN work with world-class and emerging talent across film, photography and publishing.

Part of the editorial team and reporting into the Editorial Director you will research, write feature articles and produce content for the new platform one of our clients, an internationally renowned consumer goods brand.

Due to the nature of the project we do require someone who has proven experience in writing using US English and has knowledge of the US market and pop culture.

At RANKIN you will be able to be part of a fun and friendly work environment and you will benefit from some of the best career prospects in the industry.

Come and join this unique organisation and its bunch of talented people who thrive in delivering spectacular work time and time again.

At RANKIN we want to change the world, would you like to join us in our quest?

About us

The RANKIN Group is Rankin’s new hybrid cultural company encompassing creative services, contract publishing, production, editorial verticals/platforms, and talent representation.

We are a fast growing, thriving cultural community creating great short and long form content on an hourly basis.

We are a team of creatives, directors, photographers, researchers, strategists, producers and editors who collaborate with brands ranging from luxury to FMCG, charities, editorial platforms, beauty, fashion & automotive.

We help brands be culturally relevant through creative communication, campaigns, brand building & content creation.

We create work that is bold, brave & beautiful.

http://www.rankin.co.uk/

Your day to day at RANKIN

  • Work closely with the editorial team to create and refine content for print and online that is highly engaging, cultural and topical
  • Pitch and write features
  • Contribute content for social media channels
  • Story and project research

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Company reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned

Essential Skills, experience and personal attributes

  • Proven experience writing and producing content for a variety of audiences.
  • Culturally aware and constantly interested.
  • Up to date and informed of movements and changes within the industry.
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced editorial, fashion or digital environment.
  • Previous experience working with a global corporate brand.
  • Excellent organisational and multitasking skills as well as great time management, initiative, and keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work autonomously delivering brand-aligned content that will resonate with our audience.

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Staff Writer’ in the subject field, attaching a CV, and brief cover letter addressing the above criteria.

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

Please note that due to the high level of applications unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.

Best of luck and thanks for applying!