Jobs

FIRST PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT

A unique opportunity for an experienced Photographic Assistant who is looking for an exciting career move and who would like to join us in our thriving and fast-paced studio.

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

As the First Assistant you will work towards facilitating the best possible shoot environment so that the photographer can concentrate on the task at hand. Your goal is clear, to ensure a successful and smooth-running shoot achieved through preparation, communication, problem solving, attention to detail and hard work.

You will be monitoring the whole operation, ranging from technical aspects of the shoot to the performance of the Photographic team, the overall co-ordination with the Production desk and the needs of the client. In this pivotal role you will build strong working relations across the business whilst helping members of their team to learn and develop their skills.

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

  • Lead the photographic team on set and ensure everyone is performing to a high standard.
  • Working in tandem with the digital technicians to constantly monitor every technical aspect of the shoot.
  • Manage the photographic assistants during prep days and travel days including freelance assistants where necessary. This will include the schedules of each member of the team, allocating daily tasks and co-ordinating travel arrangements.
  • Pre-empt the photographer’s needs and anticipate any likely issues ahead of the shoot.
  • Attend pre-production meetings to understand all elements of any planned shoots.
  • Maintain a constant flow of communication and co-ordination with the Production team.
  • Provide lighting suggestions and solutions for the different creative briefs.
  • Ensure camera and lighting equipment is maintained suitably and the appropriate equipment is available for every shoot.
  • Liaise with the Studio Manager and the Production team prior and during shoots to ensure resources are in place for each shoot. That includes studio assistants, transport and all the necessary equipment.
  • Work closely with the Set Design Manager to plan lighting set-ups, studio layout and sequencing of shots.
  • Shoot tests and castings.
  • Location recce’s.
  • Ensure that the needs of the client and the talent are met throughout the shoot  and communicate any issues to the Production team as soon as they arise.
  • Maintain a safe working environment for everyone on set, both in studio and on location.
  • 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. 

Knowledge, experience, skills and personal attributes

  • Minimum 2 years of experience of high-level assisting with in-depth knowledge of lighting, camera and equipment.
  • In addition to freelance experience, a successful candidate may have had experience as a 1st Assistant previously or 2nd/3rd Assistant with notable photographers.
  • The ability to manage teams on set in fast-paced environments
  • Experience using and ability to troubleshoot Hasselblad systems, Phase One 645 and Phase One backs, both P+ and IQ series.
  • Experience of using Canon DSLR’s Canon 1D, 5D, etc.
  • Solid working knowledge in CaptureOne + Chronosync.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Strong attention to detail at all times and especially to the needs of the photographer, clients and other stakeholders.

Essential Competencies/Skills

  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude to all aspects of the job.
  • The ability to maintain an excellent rapport with the photographer.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with the members of the Photographic team by providing leadership and giving clear instructions and direction.
  • The ability to maintain strong working relationships with the Production team by providing technical photographic support and advice.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and to problem-solve on set efficiently.

Preferred Competencies/Skills

  • Experience of working internationally both in studio and on location with international clients.
  • Accustomed to work in a mixed stills and film environment by co-ordinating between both teams.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Bridge and InDesign.

Qualifications

  • Photographic or related degree
  • UK driving license

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – First 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!


BIDDING/SENIOR PRODUCER (Film & Stills)

A great opportunity for a Bidding/Senior Producer who is well-versed both in film and stills and who is looking for an exciting career move within the Creative world.

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

As the Bidding/Senior producer you will have overall control of development of bidding and response to briefs. This requires an understanding of each brief, providing input and expertise and facilitating the development of the best possible creative on each project.The role reports to the Executive Producer and is supported by the Production Team.

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

Core purpose: 

  • Reporting to the Executive Producer to deliver planning tools both reactively to client briefs and proactively for new campaigns and content.
  • Responsibility for the successful bidding of projects ensuring that budgets, schedules and bid sheets are prepared and reflect the creative brief.
  • Building strong internal relationships working directly with our creative, insights and strategy teams and internal resource (post production and studios).
  • Building strong external relationships working directly with clients and key stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the internal team of staff producers to map out resource and support junior members of the team on their bids, and throughout production.
  • To consider all elements of delivery to ensure we deliver amazing content, to brief, efficiently, and on budget.
  • Where appropriate to hands-on-produce projects.

Key duties:

  • To brief, prepare budgets, bid letters and production calendars for film shoots and stills shoots. Work on and control the multiple rounds of changes that are often required as part of the bidding process.
  • Work closely with the EP to respond to creative briefs as they come in for both production executions and long form campaign executions and on a wide range of budgets to +£20k to +£1million.
  • In conjunction with the Production team, feed into and update shared department calendars and status documents.
  • Gather competitive quotes and negotiate effectively with agencies and suppliers.
  • Work closely with the EP to select crews and suppliers to meet production requirements.
  • Ensure that creative guidelines are adhered to and maintained at all times.
  • Ensure bids are in line with compliance regulations and codes of practice.
  • Demonstrate ability to act decisively and sensitively, managing internal and external expectations.
  • Digital filing of all signed contracts and documents.
  • Promote the value and importance of client feedback and review with team and develop a client-focused culture.
  • Negotiate and finalise with the client any budget adjustments and explore opportunities for any additional projects.
  • Sign off on the internal producer bids and scope of works.
  • Ensure the team deliver and understand the importance of participation and completion of, timesheets, staff utilisation reports and other key management processes.
  • Plan and prioritise work with team to ensure completion according to client requirements and deadlines.
  • Maintain regular communication ensuring the team operates in most effective and efficient way.
  • Ensure team complete all administration and reporting internally and in line with any client requirements.
  • Demonstrate and maintain up-to-date knowledge and capability in all main software packages utilised by the company.
  • Manage teams and business in compliance with all legal, financial, HR and other company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the use of “best practices” and effective processes across the business.
  • Accountable for monthly performance reporting and organising status meetings as necessary.
  • Regular liaison with departmental heads on process and inter-departmental communications and relations.

*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.

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Bidding/Senior Producer’ 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 DIGITAL TECHNICIAN

The RANKIN Group is looking for a Junior Digital Technician to join the Digital department within the Photo team. Providing essential support to the Senior Digital Technician for all department requirements, as well as undertaking increasingly independent responsibilities.

We are looking for a technical, driven individual with initiative and a keen interest in digital workflow.

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

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 

Main duties

  • Independently digitally operate the castings and fittings conducted at the studio and location. In charge of data wrangling, editing and delivery of all behind the scenes conducted on shoots.
  • Assisting in the day to day running of the digital department such as maintaining equipment, packing for location shoots and trips, logging of consumables, troubleshooting where required and server based archiving.
  • Working as a second Digital Technician on all shoots as well as the solo Digital Technician on smaller scale shoots were required.
  • Working on ad-hoc digital requests from multiple departments, some of which you’ll take responsibility for and supporting the senior on others.

Responsibilities 

  • Fittings and Castings digital technician – Work as the Digital Tech on all fittings and castings conducted at Annroy, from Capture to output and delivery.
  • Behind the scenes – Data wrangle, edit, profile and deliver all the BTS imagery shot on Rankin shoots and events.
  • Equipment maintenance – Work alongside the Senior Digital Technician to maintain all digital equipment from Mac Pro towers and Eizo monitors to APC units and all consumables.
  • Packing for location and trips – Work alongside the Senior Digital Technician when packing required digital equipment from shoot to shoot, for location as well as international shoots.
  • Logging stock of consumables – Proactive logging of consumable digital stock such as tethers, sensor cleaning kits and cabling.
  • Logging errors/issues and troubleshoot progress – Proactive logging of any technical issues/errors and the following troubleshooting process required.
  • Work as a second digital technician on all shoots – Work alongside the Senior Digital Technician on all shoots as a key part of the fast paced and technical digital capture workflow.
  • Work as a solo digital technician on smaller scale shoots – Work independently on smaller scale shoots maintaining the same standard and workflow across a variety of shooting requirements/environments.
  • Work on digital requests – Work alongside the Senior Digital Technician as well as independently carrying out all server/shoot based Digital requests.

The Junior Digital Technician will carry out the above workload with the aim to fully develop the digital department with the Senior Digital Technician, moving with ever updating equipment and software capabilities.

*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

  • Strong working knowledge of Mac OS.
  • Strong working knowledge of digital/studio based photography and workflow experience with tethered and medium format capture.
  • Prior working knowledge of Capture One.
  • Active and informed approach to troubleshooting.
  • Strong working knowledge/proficiency of Adobe CC (Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge).
  • Comfortable communicating with clients, talent and external team.
  • Comfortable and calm with high pressure workflow and responsibility.
  • Lighthing equipment such as Profoto (desirable).
  • Prior photo assisting experience (desirable).
  • Driving Iicense (desirable).

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Junior Digital Technicianin 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!


CREATIVE

A great opportunity for someone whose world revolves around ideas and creativity and who is ready to be challenged in an innovative and ground-breaking agency.

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

The Creative will support the Creative Director from brief to pitch delivery by assisting with research, brainstorming, idea generation, concept writing, mood boards, preparing and proof reading presentations.

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

  • Deep, innovative research of subjects, brands or themes. Demonstrate and develop knowledge of how to approach it from unique angles and find varied documentation around the subject.
  • Understand the relevant taste/sensibility of the brief to pull appropriate references.
  • Work in a team and autonomously, generating unique ideas that will help us create outstanding material for our client.
  • Proactively research and propose content and ideas for our clients’ campaigns.
  • Present and communicate ideas and research to the team in a confident, clear and dynamic manner.
  • Present and communicate new briefs to the Creative Director and the Production team.
  • Actively participate in creative brainstorm sessions, share new ideas and support and encourage colleagues.
  • Create mood boards from references supplied and sourced.
  • Continuously update and maintain an understanding and knowledge of the fashion & lifestyle and luxury industries, designers, photographers and filmmakers to be able to pull references from different genres.
  • Continuously update and maintain an understanding and knowledgeon current advertising campaigns for referencing.
  • Continuously update and maintain an understanding and knowledge of the markets in which clients operate.
  • Apply a high level of design and posses the ability to ensure each treatment has its own identity.
  • Format imagery into clean, understandable form making the project speak visually.
  • Ability to confidently present proposals and ideas to clients directly.
  • Understand and apply the appropriate writing style for The RANKIN Group.
  • Use strong copywriting skills to generate copy, ideas and concepts that best meet the brief and ensure output is targeted and respects brand values.
  • Apply a keen eye for detail including proof-reading and demonstrate high standard of grammar.
  • Manage and nurture the relationship with the client.
  • Support and assist the Creative Director and step in as and when on set and during shoots.
  • Keep line manager aware of workflow and deadlines.
  • Identify risks and provide solutions ahead of time.
  • Plan and prioritise work to ensure completion according to requirements and deadlines.
  • Work across multiple projects concurrently without detriment to quality of output.
  • Practice due care and confidentiality with company assets.
  • Keep track of and develop ability to refer to archived and live projects.

*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

  • 5+ years of experience generating great ideas and concepts for high-end clients in a creative environment.
  • Previous experience working with brands within the luxury sector would be benefitial.
  • High level of technical skills and proficient in the use of InDesign and Keynote.
  • Ability to maintain the brand’s identity while being creative and knowledgeable about contemporary trends.
  • Excellent communication and writing skillsas well as great time management and keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and prominent levels of work.
  • Ability to work to very tight deadlines and work efficiently under pressure. 

How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Creative’ 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!