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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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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.

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT (12 month contract)

We’re looking for a highly motivated Accounts Assistant to join the Finance team, which is made up of 4 members of staff.

Here you will help the team with data entry, processing, and recording transactions, updating the ledger, and preparing reports. Although this is a junior role, you will be a vital member of our busy team, helping to ensure key tasks are carried out effectively and efficiently.

An understanding of basic accounting principles and some degree of computer / software literacy would be beneficial, but hard work and the willingness to learn outweigh this.

This role reports to the Accounts Payable / Receivable Manager, but the chosen candidate will have daily interaction with the Management Accountant and Finance Director.

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 –

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Providing support to the Finance department and help deal with ad hoc requests from the business (data, reports, etc.)
  • Processing accounts payable invoices and responding to supplier queries
  • Setting up suppliers in our accounting system
  • Validating supplier bank details
  • Working with the Accounts Payable Manager to ensure payments are made accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Raising client invoices
  • Posting and allocating customer receipts
  • Reconciliation, including customer and supplier statements
  • Ad-hoc finance tasks, including distribution of post and filing

About You –

  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Positive attitude (more important than qualifications)
  • Friendly, approachable, comfortable working in creative environment
  • Good Excel skills

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


TALENT MANAGER

We’re looking for a dynamic and ambitious Talent Manager. The role is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial generalist to make a significant difference to our culture and team performance. We are at an exciting point of growth and are looking for someone with experience within a fast paced creative environment to manage that change. The Talent Manager reports to the Operations Director and is partnered by the Talent Acquisition Manager and supported the People and Culture Coordinator and an outsourced HR admin assistant.

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 –

  • Work closely with the Operations Director to develop and maintain an employee engagement strategy that supports the delivery of our main business objectives.
  • Drive change management in culture and behaviour to ensure that our values and intended outcomes are embedded.
  • Support the delivery of high performance, inclusive culture that allows all employees reaching their potential and achieve their career goals and aspirations.
  • Review on a regular basis relevant People related policies and procedures that support the delivery of business objectives and ensure compliance with current and future legislation.
  • Deliver effective performance management framework in order to continuously improve organisational capability and calibre of individuals within the business.
  • Work closely with all senior stakeholders to initiate positive change and innovation in order to improve organisational effectiveness; to facilitate and act on feedback.
  • Research, propose, implement and develop a wellbeing programme.
  • Work with Operations Director and Heads of Department to introduce relevant learning and development initiatives in response to the current and future business needs.
  • Conduct regular training needs analysis and act upon the findings.
  • Actively monitor and manage all People related KPIs and suggest initiatives for improvement where necessary.
  • Work closely with the Talent Acquisition Manager to ensure current and future resourcing needs are met and that the right talent is being recruited into the business.
  • Continuously improve and adapt the on boarding and induction process to ensure all employees are set up for success and clear what the expectations within the role are.
  • Provide support and guidance to management on all employee relations matters and act as sounding board.
  • Effectively manage any employee relations cases.
  • Proactively work with the Operations Director on new legislation, ensuring timely and effective communication and implementation of new regulations ensuring compliance at all times.
  • Own and manage the employee life cycle guiding managers through key milestones.
  • Provide comprehensive HR/Payroll administration and support to ensure payroll runs smoothly and on time.
  • Ensure that all HR records including employee files, are set up, maintained and where necessary closed/archived in line with GDPR and organized to maximize efficiency.
  • Work on a number of projects driving continuous improvement.

About You –

Essential –

  • Three years minimum in a role of equivalent responsibility and scope
  • Experience of building senior level relationships
  • Taking a lead on ER cases
  • Coaching and development of line managers
  • Talent Management focus
  • Culture focus
  • Flexibility of approach
  • Plain speaking
  • Progressive thinking

TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER

We’re looking for a Talent Acquisition Manager to source the best talent to join our amazing teams. You’ll have experience in the creative field, be innovative and progressive, confident and commercially savvy and be super organised with excellent communication skills.  You will be responsible for all aspects of sourcing, talent pipelining, candidate management, freelance recruitment and admin. The role sits across the business and supports multiple teams including: Operations, Finance, Studio, Production, Post Production, Creative, Client Services, Publishing and Events. The role reports to the Operations Director, partners the Talent Manager, and is supported by an external HR admin assistant.

Core Purpose

  • Manage the full recruitment process delivering top talent by using the most cost effective method.
  • Source active and passive candidates through networking, cold calling, advertisements, job fairs, events and internet research etc.
  • Vacancy and candidate management throughout the recruitment life-cycle from vacancy briefing, through to advertising, attraction, interview and offer stages.
  • Manage third party relationships as well as aiming for direct hires.
  • Build relationships with people across all levels of the business.
  • Keep ahead of new recruitment practices, technology and innovation.
  • Support and advise Creative Services and Heads of Department with freelance / temporary staff sourcing and process management.
  • Promote employer brand.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the creation of job descriptions and person specifications by guiding the hiring managers.
  • Create the recruitment strategy for individual roles, departments and overall business.
  • Work with Finance to set budgets for roles and departments.
  • Partner the Talent Manager on benchmarking internal salary banding.
  • Partner the Talent Manager in guiding and governance of the hiring managers throughout the recruitment process, ensuring adherence to policy.
  • Partner the Talent Manager in coaching hiring managers through best practice selection process.
  • Engage third party assistance when necessary – negotiating fees, reviewing and signing off on T&Cs.
  • Maintain a list of preferred partners and source new partners.
  • Maintain good relationships with preferred partners and prospective partners.
  • Keep up to date with best platforms to advertise on.
  • Negotiate favorable terms and rates with platforms making use where appropriate of discounting.
  • Keep up to date with developments in recruitment tools.
  • Keep up to date with trends in talent recruitment.
  • Keep accurate records of talent met in line with company privacy policy and GDPR.
  • Track platforms and tools performance.
  • Track spend against budgets.
  • Regular data analysis – reporting to Finance and Operations teams.
  • Headhunt and respond to enquiry – meeting with prospective talent for talent pool.
  • Work with post graduate and first job organisations to promote the business to find entry level talent.
  • Partner Talent Manager on an outreach programme to ensure greater diversity of candidates applications.
  • Advise team on employer branding and communications.
  • Develop social networking channels and promote as an employer of choice.
  • Maintain tone and voice of the employer brand in all communications.
  • Ensure respect, courtesy, and confidentiality are offered all candidates by the hiring teams.
  • Collate and maintain central database of freelance talent both preferred and prospective.
  • Partner Creative Resources and HODs to source, negotiate and engage freelance support.

Essential

  • 3+ years of progressive recruiting experience including sourcing and full cycle recruiting in the creative field.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit for all levels within an organization, including senior management positions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to succeed in an environment with competing demands
  • Proven ability to take initiative, use consultative skills and build strong, productive relationships.
  • A track record of demonstrating a strong work ethic, integrity, and personal accountability.
  • Excellent administration, organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in a recruitment role with extensive stakeholder management.
  • Direct sourcing experience, proven ability to utilise various sourcing channels.
  • Ability to demonstrate innovation.
  • Sound experience of screening and interviewing candidates for both specialist and volume roles.
  • A sound knowledge of the principles of recruitment.
  • A working knowledge of employment legislation policies and procedures.
  • Proficient in MS Office and Social Media.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Fixed Term Contract for 6 months

As Hunger Magazine’s Editorial Assistant will support the day-to-day running of our website HUNGERTV.com with the online team. You will be an open-minded writer with creative ideas and your finger on the pulse of culture and fashion. The assistant will be able to work to tight deadlines, to write, research and pitch about a variety of topics as well as be flexible to help with tasks assigned by the Online Editor.

Responsibilities

  • Write 2 articles a day for HUNGERTV.com on a range of subjects in the sectors of Art & Culture, Fashion, Beauty, Photography, Film and Music.
  • Build and optimize your own stories in the CMS, writing headlines, excerpts and meta data.
  • Assist with HUNGER’s social media management, using SEO and scheduling platforms.
  • Pitch feature ideas for the site to the Online Editor.
  • Research, transcribe and edit as required.

Essential skills

  • Excellent writing, literacy and grammar skills.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using a CMS system such as WordPress.
  • Full of creative, fresh and forward-thinking ideas.
  • A strong voice and point of view.
  • A clear understanding of HUNGER’s audience and aesthetic.
  • An avid interest in fashion, beauty, music, art and culture in general.
  • At least a year’s journalism or publishing experience (may include internships and freelance work).
  • Ability to work independently, using initiative, and also as part of a team.
  • Ability to work to quick and strict deadlines and work under pressure.

Desirable skills

  • Experience in SEO and social media scheduling systems such as Echobox.
  • Experience writing commercial or branded content.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Experience liaising with PRs.

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

We’re looking for an Editorial Director to lead editorial, drive business and nurture new opportunities across The Full Service and Hunger.

If you’ve got 5 years experience or more overseeing editorial strategy and growth 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 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

The Editorial Director is to have overall responsibility for leading editorial and driving the business effectively and profitably and managing all aspects of client relationships. You will have the ability to provide strategic direction, inspiration and leadership to the team and champion creative thinking at all levels.

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

Deliverables / KPIs

  • Create and maintain editorial strategy across the group.
  • Maintain and strengthen quality of the Hunger brand across print, digital and social.
  • Oversee targeted growth of the Hunger brand incl. print, digital and social.
  • Partner sales team to secure branded content and partnerships.
  • Assume brand ambassadorship for The Full Service and Hunger.
  • Provide leadership to, and effectively manage the development and performance of an editorial team.

Responsibilities

  • Editing Hunger magazine and overseeing all text in Hunger magazine, Hunger TV, group social media and The Full Service editorial work incl. tone of voice and subbing on day-to-day basis.
  • Managing editorial team.
  • Theming each issue of Hunger magazine, booking cover star and all inside key talent including art and documentary.
  • Working with The Full Service creative team to write and editorialising content for The Full Service pitches.
  • Oversee the content journey from pitch to publish, ensuring quality output along the way.
  • Pitching to The Full Service and Hunger clients in meetings.
  • Curating talent for The Full Service and Rankin projects and securing them through management.
  • Working in tandem with the Sales Director to secure branded content and editorialise it to a high standard for a range of clients across The Full Service and Hunger brand.
  • Interviewing, commissioning and writing features and interviews for Hunger magazine and Hunger TV and The Full Service editorial projects.
  • Working in tandem with the Social Media Manager to create a social media schedule that fits with Hunger timelines and content.
  • Ideating Hunger events incl. launch parties, talk series and branded events.
  • Liaising with talent bookers and managers, PRs and marketing agencies.
  • Maintaining and fostering good relationships across fashion, music, art, beauty and photography spheres.
  • Working with outside publications and PR to secure press for Hunger.
  • Representing both Hunger and The Full Service at industry events and opportunities internationally.
  • Working with Sales Director in pitching and creating contract publishing work.
  • Creating portfolio for potential contract work and expanding that area of business.
  • Developing future initiatives of music, beauty and hair platforms on social and eventually on web.

Essential skills

  • Five years minimum experience in similar role
  • Excellent literacy skills
  • Excellent writing, commissioning and ideating skills
  • Strong working knowledge of both high and pop culture, current affairs, marketing and media landscape incl. social media
  • Strong understanding of data analytics and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of content
  • Team management skills
  • A tastemaker with strong understanding of emerging global trends
  • Strong industry contacts and relationships and the ability to continue to grow these across both PR and marketing sphere
  • Creative minded problem solver with excellent editorial ideas
  • Organised and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communicator
  • Inspiring team leader and motivator
  • Logical thinker who is cool under pressure
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft office

Desirable skills

  • Proficiency in Photoshop and InDesign
  • Understanding CMS systems and social media platforms, established and emerging
  • Ideally, have commercial or branded content experience, and experience of adapting content strategies across multiple platforms
  • Content production experience

ARCHIVE ASSISTANT

We’re looking for an Archive Assistant to support the Rankin Archive in its mission to manage, preserve, ensure access to and promote the extensive use of image assets and documents from Rankin and across The Full Service Group.

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 –

  • Uploading imagery and data on shoots into our digital archive system.
  • Support in maintaining image release schedule and usage date log.
  • Updating reference library and tear sheet logs.
  • Filing contacts and releases and capturing accurate information on image usage
  • and disseminating usage agreement information as required.
  • Providing administrative support for book and exhibition projects.
  • Research information for digital databases via Rankin Physical Archive.
  • Support of the Archive Manager in research and creation new filing structures as Rankin Group expands.
  • Scanning and digitization of Rankin physical assets (including negatives,
  • transparencies, contact sheets, vintage magazines) as requested.
  • Updating databases and digital archives for The Full Service, The Graft, Tonic &
  • True Black as requested.
  • Support the transition of information from current archiving system to new filing
  • and databases.
  • Support of Picture Desk Coordinator with external and internal image requests and supplying appropriate files whilst outlining allowed usage, when required.
  • Press Clippings – both online and physical.
  • Other duties as required.

About You –

Essential –

  • 1 year previous experience within an archive or with database management
  • Proficiency with Adobe Bridge and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Efficient with the ability to plan ahead and work to tight deadlines and schedules.
  • Understanding of correct information management procedure.
  • Understanding of artistic practices and commitments of a creative environment.
  • Attention to detail
  • Conceptual thinking – able to identify and evaluate resources and plan for their utilization through long-range plans.
  • Meeting standards – understanding requirements of correct information and maintained databases across The Rankin Group.
  • Respect for policies – understanding our work practices and personal agreements with contracts and collaborators both inside Rankin Photography and externally.
  • Seeing Potential Problems – identify developments and suggest improvements to issues that may cause problems in the future.
  • Systems Judgement – an affinity for schematic thinking.
  • Analysis of data – paying attention to details and analyse all information from multiple sources.
  • Organised workplace – the role’s success depends on systems and procedures, its successful performance is tied to careful organisation of activities, takes and projects that require great accuracy. Record keeping and planning and essential components of the job.

Desirable –

  • Qualification in database management.
  • Experience handing physical assets within a photography archive.
  • Understanding of image usage rights, copyright and licensing agreements.
  • An interest in photography & photographic mediums.

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.

SENIOR STUDIO ASSISTANT

Rankin Photography and Hunger Publishing are looking for a Senior Studio Assistant to support Studio Management, Production teams and the broader business.

The Senior Studio Assistant reports to the Studio Managers and supports them in the leadership of the assistant team.

The ideal candidate will have two years experience in a photo / film studio, be hard working, a quick learner, conscientious and willing to get involved in a broad variety of areas.

A qualification in photography or film is not necessary, although knowledge of photography, lighting, studio equipment, film production, post production and software is required.

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.

The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude and take pride in providing the best support service.

Responsibilities – The role assists with:

  • Hire of equipment
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Maintenance of our fleet of cars and vans
  • Preparation and maintenance of the studio
  • Upkeep – a clean and tidy workplace
  • Daily stock check and replenishing of consumables
  • Returning studio to a high standard at the end of each shoot
  • Assisting production teams on and off set
  • General ad hoc support tasks across all departments

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum two years photo/film studio experience
  • Knowledge of lighting and studio equipment
  • Full drivers licence for confident car and Luton van driving in London
  • Flexible and available to work weekends when necessary
  • Demonstrable passion for photography and/or film
  • Demonstrable respect for our brand
  • Can do positive attitude
  • Energy and drive to succeed – ready to hit the ground running

JUNIOR PRODUCTION DESIGN ASSISTANT

We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Production Design Assistant to join our super busy art department. You will work on a variety of film and stills shoots across Rankin Photography, Hunger Magazine, and our agency The Full Service. This is a varied and ‘hands on’ supporting role which requires an extremely organised, level-headed and positive person, comfortable in a busy and demanding studio environment. The ideal candidate will be a graduate of related a degree who is hard working, a quick learner, conscientious and willing to get involved in a variety of tasks. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a passion for what we create.

Essential

  • Ability to deliver well under pressure and on tight turnarounds
  • Ability in working across multiple projects – commercial / film / stills/ editorials
  • Ability to problem solve: be resourceful / adaptable
  • Experience in set construction / erection / dismantling of sets – proficiency in the use of workshop tools is an essential
  • Can do positive attitude – ready to muck in
  • Energy and drive to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Lateral thinking and initiative
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Full Drivers licence
  • Demonstrable passion for the work we do

Desirable

  • Related degree
  • 1 year assisting experience

Please note this is an opportunity to join our in house team and not a freelance role.


INSIGHTS INTERN

Rankin Group is made up of – Rankin Photography, Rankin Film, Hunger Magazine, Tonic Reps, True Black Studios & The Full Service.

The Full Service is the brand strategy & creative services arm of the Rankin Group.

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/

We’re looking for an Insights Intern to join the fast paced and fun The Full Service team.

The Internship is for 6 months, full-time 5 days per week, and paid at national living wage.

Rankin Group is a proud and committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Job Purpose

  • To inform & inspire the agency with the latest innovations, insights and trends
  • Support the Insight & Strategy Manager with research for ongoing projects, pitches for clients, internal creative teams & new business

Job Responsibilities

Inspire Strategic & Creative Thinking

  • Stay up to date with industry, cultural & consumer trends and innovations and share these with the internal teams regularly.
  • Research a wide range of categories in the premium & luxury sectors – fashion, beauty, automotive etc.

Conduct Research

  • Assist the Insights & Strategy Manager with competitor overviews & brand reviews to inspire strategic & creative thinking to keep the team knowledgeable & ahead of the game in a fast paced environment
  • Brand Audits will include all marketing touchpoints from print, film, TV and social channel communications
  • Research into specific themes or interests for pitches and current clients as needed
  • Store visits and interviews wherever needed
  • Often assisting on special projects for Rankin &/or The Hunger team

Create Presentations

  • Help the insights & strategy manager build presentations for internal inspiration and client projects

Manage & Share

  • Help other team members locate relevant reports & articles for their projects
  • Share ongoing inspiration & trends regularly in the form of presentations, news letters & group mail

Organisation

  • Assist in day to day admin and any other task required by the Insights & Strategy Manager as needed

Experience and Skills Required

  • Previous experience in an insights or research role within an advertising or trend forecasting or media agency
  • Some knowledge or experience using research tools such as; Stylus, WGSN, L:SN, Mintel, Ebiquity, Google Analytics, Similar Web
  • Articulate writer and confident presenter
  • Research and analysis skills
  • Able to juggle multiple, fluid deadlines
  • Passion for trends, culture and consumer behaviour within brands, creative & advertising
  • Ability to multi-task and to be adaptable
  • Excellent Keynote Skills
  • InDesign Skills would be an added bonus

Personal Attributes

  • Proactive, energetic with initiative
  • Entrepreneurial attitude
  • Highly supportive & agile
  • Team Player
  • Calm under pressure
  • A diverse range of interests
  • A passion for continual learning
  • A curious mind
  • Attention to detail
  • Visual & creative interests

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

TRAFFIC MANAGER

At The Full Service we’re looking for a new super hero – the Traffic Manager!

As someone with a minimum of 3 years in a similar role you’ll know that the Traffic Manager will be responsible for ensuring all creative resourcing is managed effectively and creative work going through The Full Service is scheduled and resourced effectively, and delivered on time. You will work collaboratively with Creative, and Production to ensure the teams have the right resource to deliver the best possible work. 

About Us

Rankin Group is made up of the companies – Rankin Photography, Rankin Film, Hunger Magazine, Tonic Reps, True Black Studios & The Full Service.

The Full Service is the brand strategy & creative services arm of the Rankin Group.

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/

Key areas of responsibility:

Resource Management

  • Work closely with the ECD, Creative Directors, Executive Producers, Producers and other project managers to ensure that all creative work going through the agency is scheduled and resourced effectively, making sure the right people are on the right projects at the right time.
  • Work closely with all project managers to ensure weekly project status reports are completed on-time, to inform weekly resource allocation.
  • Resource appropriate freelance requirements as and when required; liaising with the ECD and Production team.
  • Running the weekly WIP meeting, providing reports on individual projects for discussion and flagging priorities and key deliverables at WIP
  • Tracking daily progress of individual projects
  • Capacity planning both long and short term, working with project managers and new business leads
  • Implementation of resource tools
  • Monitor heavy use of freelance resourcing and propose creation of perm roles / fixed term roles where appropriate

Finance

  • Monitor work to ensure that internal and external resources are used effectively
  • Maintain a commercial perspective on work at all times

Communication

  • Facilitate communication between project teams, making the process of delivery great creative work happen by collaboration
  • Hold weekly status meetings, to review priorities and key deliverables for the week, highlighting any potential issues and discussing feasible solutions
  • Manage the weekly resource planning
  • Book briefings and review meetings into diaries
  • Keep teams abreast of absences, holidays and general gaps in resource

People Management

  • Encourage teamwork and good communication
  • As a senior member of the team, assist where possible with the coaching and development of more junior members of staff

As our Traffic Manager you will need to:

  • Demonstrate an existing knowledge of the agency’s client base and the brands that the agency works on
  • Review the internal workings of the agency and the processes of implementation, and be able to recommend and roll out improvements to the way we work
  • Have a good understanding across all media and deliverables of an integrated offering
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel

Attributes:

  • You love working with teams to support the creation of big creative solutions
  • You will be curious and adventurous and be determined to find the best solution
  • You will be that mix of calm, diligent, confident and fun
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with all the teams
  • You’ll have the ability to juggle multiple projects/tasks without losing control and being resilient to normal everyday life of an agency
  • You will have the ability to collaborate and arrive at solutions alone and as a team
  • Love what you do!
  • Love what we do!

Essentials:

  • A minimum of 3+ years’ experience
  • A strong, varied background of experience that you can apply to the team
  • You can work with grace under pressure
  • You are a diplomat who is able to persuade others to work effectively as a team
  • You’ll be proactive and inform management of account status, problems, plans and meetings