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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.

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HEAD OF PRODUCTION

A Career defining opportunity for an experienced and motivated Producer to join our growing production team as the Head of Production across the RANKIN Group.

Our highly creative agency will enable you to work within a talented team who are dedicated to delivering spectacular work time and time again.

Our production team produce films and photography from around the world using our in-house production arm and our global network of filmmakers and photographers.

You will oversee the day-to-day production and output of the production team in our London office.

The Role –

The Head of Production role is a combination of commercial, managerial and organisational.

Responsible for providing leadership and co-ordination of the production team, this role is central to the success of our production team delivery and key support to the Executive Producers.

The Head of Production role will require a process driven mindset, comfortable with implementing systems, process and structure to support the delivery and scalability of the production desk.

You will directly manage our production desk of producers, production assistants and a runner, acting as a mentor and first point of contact for managing the team whilst developing and nurturing the talent in our production team.

You will be working closely with our Executive Producers to deliver on our various multi media projects, across all areas of The RANKIN Group including film, photo, events, publishing.

Key Responsibilities –
– Overseeing bids on all productions.
– Managing the production team delivery of multiple projects simultaneously from pitch support to delivery

– Managing, mentoring and developing the production team to become the best in the industry

– Maintaining accurate and up to date knowledge of all jobs, associated time lines and budgets

– Regularly communicate progress and status of all work through the team and to the management team

– Enhancing systems and procedures to ensure flawless and streamlined delivery across every project

– Ensuring smooth prep and delivery for all production work

– Overseeing all production budgets, finalising including overages and approving actualised wraps on delivery

– Scaling and recruiting our in-house production team including managing freelancers where required

– Principle link between the production desk and finance team

Key Competencies –
– Excellent communication and organisational skills
– Strong financial skills and deep understanding of production budgeting
– Demonstrate a combination of excellent attention to detail with the ability to see the bigger picture
– Ability to operate in a fast paced, highly competitive business landscape

– Passionate about creating exciting, inspiring films and stills campaigns

Required Experience –
– 5+ years as a Line Producer
– Experience with commercials, music video, stills and branded content production including remote production
– Network experience of great black book of production contacts both in London and oversees

– Demonstrate ability of building strong ties with existing and new production partners
– An excellent understanding of all whole production process through to delivery
– An understanding of video on social platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat) is desirable.

– An innovative thinker prepared to think outside the box and challenge industry norms

– Comfortable working with both technology and manpower drivers of success


ARCHIVE MANAGER

We’re looking for an Archive Manager 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 Full Service Group: Building strong departmental and external relationships with a focus on legacy building and supporting the high-end promotion of photographic and film work.

About Us –

The Full Service 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.

https://www.thefullservice.co.uk

The Role –

Responsibilities –

Digital Archive

  • Managing the receipt and upload of all imagery and data on shoots into our digital archive system.
  • Building and maintaining new filing structures for all assets as The Full Service Group expands.
  • Maintaining and updating databases and digital archives for The Full Service, The Graft, Tonic & TrueBlack and other Full Service Group subsidiaries as required.
  • 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 Production Department regarding release dates, model releases, contracts and 
usage agreements. Updating usage information on digital archive accordingly. Supplying such information on request regarding copyright, third party rights, usage and approvals.
  • Coordinating with Picture Desk Coordinator in regard 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 tear sheet logs.
  • Leading research projects to expand data held within digital databases via Rankin Physical
  • Preserve, review, analyse and organise the archive of physical assets (including negatives, 
transparencies, contact sheets, vintage magazines) through digitization adhering to professional archiving standards.

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.
  • Regular reporting to Head of Books, Exhibitions & Archive.
  • Organising workflows and project deadlines in a fast-paced creative office.

About You –

Essential –

  • Experience working with a digital archive and databases.
  • Knowledge of correct handling procedures for physical assets (negatives etc.)
  • Proficiency with full Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Efficient with the ability to plan ahead and work to tight deadlines and schedules.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to identify developments and suggest improvements to issues that may cause problems in the future.

Desirable –

  • Qualification in archive management.
  • Understanding of image usage rights, copyright and licensing agreements.
  • An interest in photography & photographic mediums.
  • Experience leading a team and managing other’s time and workflows.

SALES DIRECTOR

We’re looking for a Sales Director to lead and drive the business and nurture new opportunities across The Full Service and Hunger.

If you’ve got 5 years experience or more selling marketing services, creative solutions or in client services at a senior level this could be the opportunity for you.

About Us

The Full Service 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 a 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.

https://www.thefullservice.co.uk

The Role

The Sales Director is to have overall responsibility for leading and driving the business effectively and profitably and managing all aspects of client relationships. Ideally you will have experience across health and beauty, fashion, jewelry, automotive, fashion, and technology. You will have the ability to provide strategic direction, inspiration and leadership to the team and champion creative thinking at all levels.

You will be brought on board to lead the sales & marketing function for The Full Service and Hunger Magazine, HungerTV and be given the autonomy to approach the challenge however you see fit, maximizing potential at all times. You will set the sales strategy and profit targets, develop the relationships with new clients, identify new opportunities for growth and ensure that all leads are explored.

You will work closely with creative, production, marketing, and new business to maximize the opportunities within various relationships, help focus the business priorities and drive sales.

Responsibilities include:

Play the lead role in developing, driving and nurturing new opportunities with both existing and new/potential clients.

Act as a central point of contact between the various arms of the business keeping open communication at all times

Lead strategic discussions both day-to-day and looking at the longer term.

Demonstrate a solid strategic and executional understanding of the client’s business and market.

Understand the external influences on the clients business and how the offering can add value to the client’s business.

Develop and manage close working relationships with the client to ensure expectations and deliverables are achieved.

Work with the Creative Director on ideas and proposals.

Strive to maintain and constantly improve creative standards within the business.

Lead pitches.

Work effectively with Production and Project Management to ensure that all projects are on time and on budget.

Maintain responsibility and accountability for the financial health of the client’s business both from an agency and client perspective.

Generate and continually strive for organic growth of the client business and effectively cross sell capabilities.

Be a key motivator for all team members.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

You’ll need to have worked agency side or in publishing in a similar position, be a strong presenter and have a thorough understanding of the procurement and tendering processes. You’ll be experienced in winning pitches from £10k – £1m.

You’ll have:

Significant experience within business development and client services within a creative/advertising/ production agency or publishing.

A proven track record of winning business and developing new leads.

Stellar negotiation skills.

Impeccable communication skills.

Creative prowess.

An entrepreneurial nature: be a self starter. This is a new role and we are looking for someone to define and lead.

Be flexible and able to approach situations with a clear and open mind in a fast-paced environment

Understanding of the current media landscape and how it is evolving and lead the business to move in this direction


EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Rankin Photography are looking for an Equipment Manager to be responsible for all equipment related facilities within the studio. Responsible for maintaining and servicing equipment, you will be in close co-ordination with all departments shoot related to include production, film, photographic and digital. Experience in studio lighting department or equipment rental house is necessary. 

Responsibilities

  • Managing studio lighting and camera equipment to include, Profoto, Briese, Arri, Kino Flo, Hasselblad, Leica etc.
  • Maintain all lighting and grip equipment to a high level at all times.
  • Managing deliveries and collections to and from the studio.
  • Keep an optimum level of equipment in the studio.
  • Be on trend with new technology and update kit where necessary
  • Establish good relationships with rental houses and suppliers.

Duties

  • Check the shoots have all the equipment required, liasing with production teams.
  • Check all the equipment is logged in and out for each shoot on CHEQROOM system
  • Test all lights, heads and packs after shoots so equipment is shoot ready
  • Make sure all relevant equipment is PAT tested and meets all H&S regulations on set.
  • Ensure equipment is packed and stored correctly in house and on location.
  • Organise delivery routes for shoots.
  • Manage routine maintenance and upgrade schedules
  • Build long term relations with hire companies and equipment distributors.
  • Monitor the amount of hireable items for budget control.
  • Research prices for hireable and purchase equipment.
  • Keep track of purchases, invoices.
  • Liaise with senior staff regarding any complaints and suggestions

Progressive development

  • Improve the client experience at the studio.
  • Maintain and develop rental systems for internal, external and 3rd party use.
  • Provide reporting and analysis of usage for volume use and future investment
  • Improve workflow for film and photo teams.
  • Increase level of training available to staff with equipment.
  • Create a positive working environment.

DIGI TECH

Rankin Photography is looking for an experienced Digital Technician to join our photographic team full-time. Working alongside our current Senior Digital Tech and Junior, the successful applicant will provide expertise and support through all phases of the photo shoot.

Working calmly under pressure providing polite and professional service, aiming to exceed clients’ expectations.

The successful candidate for this pivotal role will be a detail–oriented, strong communicator with the ability to build relationships across the business including photographic team, production and post-production.  Equally important will be the rapport built with the photographer.

Located in London, Rankin works with high-end brands and some of the biggest names to charities and collaborative projects with designers and artists. Working across such a huge variety of shoot styles and subjects, the ability to adapt to many difficult environments with discipline is crucial.

Our digital team has always worked tirelessly to provide a wide range of digital solutions and has an unparalleled commitment to consistent quality and provide a fluid digital workflow.

Having our own capture stations and kit, ability to provide maintenance to the highest standard on a regular basis is essential.

Required experience

  • Applicants must have at least 3 years experience of high level assisting and be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge for lighting and equipment
  • Solid working knowledge in Capture One and ChronoSync
  • Experience using and ability to troubleshoot Hasselblad systems, Phase One 645 and Phase One backs, both P+ and IQ series
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of Canon DSLR’s Canon 1D, 5D etc
  • Must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of problem solving on set

Desirable skills and experience

  • Often working internationally, previous international experience is a benefit.
  • Clean drivers licence
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Bridge and InDesign