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JUNIOR EDITORIAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Are you passionate about editorial and print magazine design? Do you thrive in a creative and fast-paced environment? If so, we are looking for someone like you!

Located in London, at Rankin we work with world-class and emerging artists across film, photography and publishing.We create work that is bold, brave & beautiful.

We are looking for a junior graphic designer who has direct experience of print magazine publishing and a strong interest in editorial design and photography.

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

www.rankin.co.uk 

Skills and requirements:

  • 1/2+ years of experience on a print magazine design team and solid knowledge of print production, layout and conceptual work.
  • High level of technical skills and proficient in the use of InDesign, Photoshop and Style Sheets.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain the brand’s identity while being creative and knowledgeable about contemporary trends.
  • Ability to work to very tight deadlines and work efficiently under pressure.

How to apply

If you are able to stay smiling and go the extra mile at the end of long day, we’d like to hear from you!

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Junior Editorial Graphic Designer’ in the subject field, attaching a CV, and brief cover letter addressing the essential requirements.

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!


STUDIO ASSISTANT (FIXED TERM CONTRACT)

No task too small, no dream too large.

The RANKIN Group are looking for Studio Assistants to support our busy teams. This opportunity is pitched at internship level and is a genuine opportunity to get involved in and gain experience in the studio aspects of our business.

The role reports into the Studio Manager and is designed to support the Studio team with their daily and ad-hoc tasks as well as with the occasional challenges that arise on a regular basis.

This position is ideal for those who have a genuine passion for photography and/or film, but who have little professional experience or may not have had an opportunity to work professionally within these areas before.

The role is about making sure our studio is running smoothly, that employees and client have a great experience and that our work environment is one that proudly reflects who we are.

This is a varied and ‘hands on’ role, which requires an extremely organised, level-headed and positive person, comfortable in a busy and demanding studio environment. Responsibilities across the studio and the larger business range from ensuring the studio is super tidy and other tasks typical to a Runner, to helping with the organization of client meetings and/or photo-shoots.

The role also requires a degree of flexibility as you may be asked to start early, finish late and/or work over the weekend.

A degree in film production or photography would be ideal but is not a must. As long as you are a hard-worker, conscientious and quick learner type of person with a can-do attitude and a drive for a career in the photo or film industry, we would love to hear from you!

This is a fixed term contract for 6 months and is paid at London Living Wage.

Your day at RANKIN

  • Preparing and maintaining the studio, including Styling, Kitchen and Studio to a high standard.
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy workplace throughout the day.
  • Daily maintenance of meeting rooms for all visits (including flagging any tech issues, stocking up on supplies, clearing the space, etc.)
  • Returning studio to a high standard at the end of each shoot.
  • Assisting the production teams on and off set.
  • Key holder duties will include opening and closing the space.
  • Covering Reception when needed.
  • Organising Catering for Clients.

Skills and requirements:

  • Full driving license and confident executive driving in London. Role may include executive and van driving.
  • Some knowledge of photography, lighting, studio equipment, film production, post production and software would be highly beneficial.
  • Can do positive attitude – ready to muck in.
  • Demonstrable passion for photography and/or film.
  • Demonstrable respect for our brand.

How to apply

If you are able to stay smiling and go the extra mile at the end of long day, we’d like to hear from you!

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

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!


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!