Comics Youth CIC – Marginal Assistant

Term: 12 months fixed term.
Hours: 22.5 hours per week.
Salary: £20,000 pro-rata.
Location: Liverpool.

Comics Youth CIC is an innovative non-profit that delivers comics-based literacy and wellbeing projects for disadvantaged children and young people aged 8-25 within Merseyside and the wider Knowsley Borough. The overall ethos of the organisation is to break down participation barriers for marginalised groups including looked after children, young LGBTQIA people, care leavers, young carers and young people experiencing complex mental ill-health within the Liverpool City Region, to make, create and publish comic books about salient community issues. Sessions are delivered within safe, inclusive, and indiscriminate community venues.

Comics Youth CIC’s creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so they strive for their culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated. They want to work with a wide range of young talent as they find new ways to tell their stories. That is where you come in. You don’t have to come from a traditional publishing background or have a degree to be considered – they want to see a fresh perspective.

Your challenge: What was the last comic or book that really caught your eye, and where did you hear about it? Was it recommended by your favourite influencer, a perfectly timed social ad, or a standout piece of marketing that could not be ignored?

Comics Youth CIC is looking for someone who is commercially minded, with an interest in comics, activism, and marginalised voices. You will need to be highly efficient and have excellent communication skills. A can-do, enthusiastic attitude is essential, along with an ability to work well under pressure, multi-task and organise yourself effectively. As Comics Youth CIC’s Marginal Assistant, you will be editing and managing designated publications within their Marginal Publishing House in addition to improving their PR and marketing strategies. You will primarily be line editing, writing editorial notes for young people, compiling blurbs, copy-editing and recruiting new talent for their programmes. Some of the key responsibilities of this role include editing, commissioning, editing and managing contributions from their programmes, as well as writing and editing content for their website, features and press releases.

To apply, candidates will need to send a CV and cover letter to hi@comicsyouth.co.uk.
Closing date: 5 pm on 25 August 2021.
Interviews will take place between 1-4 September 2021.

Comics Youth CIC actively encourages applications from people of colour, women, LGBTQIA folk and disabled people. Please let them know if you have any special requirements which they might need to consider in relation to the selection process. Any requests will be taken into account and will not affect your equal opportunity in the selection process.

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