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Archive Manager

Kentish Town, London
Dependent on Experience

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 
Archive. 

• 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. 



To Apply -

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

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.

Archive Assistant

London
Dependent on Experience

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. 


To Apply -

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

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.

Sales & Bookings Manager

E2
£28-30,000

London’s finest Photographic Studio and Event Space are seeking an experienced bookings/sales manager to join our small but perfectly formed team.

Sales experience is essential and experience of photographic studio production or event production would be an advantage.

A confident person at ease with face-to-face, email and telephone communication, an enthusiastic attitude to technology and experience with CRM software will be looked upon favourably.

The successful candidate will show an ability to nurture and grow our expanding customer base, and be comfortable working within a targets focused framework that covers sales performance.

We are a small group of committed individuals with a common goal to grow and run one of London’s outstanding urban creative environments. Team members need to be willing to work within a supportive environment, while enjoying and delivering on their own clearly defined responsibilities. A creative approach to problem solving and a cutting edge sense of humour will both assist any candidate in their efforts to join us.

Apply at https://www.motelstudios.co.uk/productionandmanagement

Closing date 25/4/19

Photo Booker / Producer

Sunbeam Studios

Producer

The Company:
We are an expanding boutique studio and event space housed in a one-of-a-kind Grade II listed building. Sustainability runs through all aspects of the business. We’re a team of 17 nice folks who are like-minded when it comes to team work, responsibility and autonomy. That said we are a diverse bunch in other respects. Sunbeam is a fast-growing company often punching above our weight and we are looking for another hard-hitter.

The position: Working as part of the photographic and film team to book in client’s shoots, organise recces, set builds, equipment hire, and catering. Meeting with clients to negotiate and build long-term sustainable relationships.

The right person will:
• be outgoing and confident, with natural charisma and fantastic people skills
• be well-connected to fulfil any client request and to expand our clientele.
• have the ability to work autonomously with a strong sense of personal responsibility while equally understanding the needs of the team
• be results driven and like a challenge
• have a desire to hit bookings targets and succeed
• have 2-3 years sales or (studio, location, model, equipment, photographer) booking experience
• have an interest in fashion and/or photography
• have a passion for sustainable business practices.
• have a love of project management
• have a basic knowledge of photographic equipment.
• enjoy teamwork and graft in a demanding environment.
• have great attention to detail.
• have noticed and be annoyed by the full stops and lack of at the end of these bullet points.
Salary:
Based on drive and experience. Please let us know your salary expectation on application.

Additional Benefits:
Paid sick leave, paid transport and meals when working early or late hours, days in lieu for weekend work, pension.

Hours of work:
Must be flexible to work varied hours and will be required to work some long/evening shifts and a very occasional weekend day. Regular office hours are 9am – 6pm.

Term:
This is a permanent position after the probationary review.

To Apply:
Cover Letter with salary expectations and CV to Roxy Erickson at HR@sunbeamstudios.com.

Morgan Lockyer are hiring

Kings Cross
Salary dependent on experience

Morgan Lockyer is seeking an Agent/Producer.
We are looking for someone to take on this exciting role for the long term.

You will be expected to perform a wide range of duties associated with the smooth running of a busy agents office. The role is primarily focused on marketing and driving new business it is not a photography role.

Main focus is aimed at the development of the business via research and contact with existing and potential clients in appropriate ways. The position offers fantastic opportunities to collaborate with a range of clients and work on interesting projects.

You will:

• Have a friendly and efficient telephone manner
• Be happy and confident in making calls to potential clients to set up meetings
• Be proactive in attaining new business
• Have excellent interpersonal skills, exude confidence and be well presented
• Have a problem solving mindset
• Proficient using Outlook and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Be a fast learner with a can-do attitude
• Excellent spoken English and first rate spelling and grammar
• Knowledge of photographic processes, with an appreciation of design and moving image
• Experience within a photographic agency optional but not essential

Key responsibilities:

• Arranging portfolio meetings with prospective clients via the telephone and email
• Maintaining and updating the company's contact databases
• Managing our direct mail marketing sends
• Manage supplier, artist and client invoices and payments within Xero
• Overseeing social communications.
• Keeping on top of office stock
• Other ad hoc duties

Other duties may include:

• Assisting in basic shoot production including writing estimates, booking crew, sourcing props, booking locations, ordering catering, checking model availability
• General personal assistant tasks
• Attending meetings with creative agencies to show the portfolios
• Attending networking events acting as a representative of Morgan Lockyer


Please email your CV with covering letter and salary expectations.

No phone calls please.

Senior Studio Assistant

Kentish Town
Dependent on Experience

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

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

Send us your CV and Cover Letter of no more than 500 words addressing the requirements listed.

TO APPLY

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – Senior Studio 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 we are unable to respond to every application due to the volume received. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Studio Assistant

London, SW6
£19,000

The Worx – London’s leading Photo Studios and Events Complex requires a Studio Assistant.
A basic knowledge of equipment & keen interest in photography is essential.
This position is for a nine month contract at a salary of £19,000 pa plus regular overtime and offers the successful candidate an excellent introduction to the worlds of professional photography, events and hospitality.
Please send your CV to personnel@theworx.co.uk.
Previous applicants need not apply. Only applicants short listed will be contacted.