Rebellion seeks Junior Graphic Novel Editor as second 2000AD Regened Prog released for 2020

Rebellion, the UK’s leading comic and graphic novel publisher, is looking for a Junior Graphic Novel Editor to join its busy publishing department. The full job specification follows below.

The recruitment drive comes in the same week as 2000AD issues its second Regened Prog of 2020 (Prog 2183), on sale now, featuring “Cadet Dredd”, “Anderson, Psi-Division”, “Finder & Keeper”, “Future Shocks”, and “Strontium Dog”.

2000AD Prog 2183 - Cover

Presented by Tharg’s young nephew, Joko-Jargo, the issue kicks off with another “Cadet Dredd” tale, this time from Matt Smith and Nicolo Assirelli, as Joe undergoes the first of his Routine Combat Assessments that will determine his effectiveness on the dangerous streets of Mega-City One.

2000AD Prog 2183 - Promo
2000AD Prog 2183 - Cadet Dredd

Fellow Judge Cassandra Anderson also returns, courtesy of Cavan Scott and Paul Davidson, investigating suspicious goings-on amongst some very well-behaved schoolchildren.

2000AD Prog 2183 - Anderson Psi Division
2000AD Prog 2183 - Strontium Dog
2000AD Prog 2183 - Finder & Keeper

Elsewhere, ghost-hunters Eliot and Meera are back in “Finder & Keeper” by John Reppion and David Tinto, tackling a haunted block of flats, and the comic also heads back to the early days of Johnny Alpha in “Strontium Dog: Acceptable Losses” by Mike Carroll and Nick Brokenshire, revealing a mission he undertook when he first joined the Mutant Army. Plus there’s a one-off tale of a miscreant monarch in a “Future Shock” from Laura Bailey and Andrea Mutti.

2000AD Prog 2183 - Future Shocks

2000AD Prog 2183 is out now from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from our webshop and apps. Don’t forget that if you buy an issue of 2000 AD in the first week of its release then postage in the UK is free. Order now via 2000ad.com

Rebellion – Junior Graphic Novel Editor

Here’s the full job specification as advertised on various recruitment sites including Hitmarker and Workable. We are running the advertisement as published as a service to the many comics professionals who read downthetubes.

downthetubes is not a recruitment site or have any official involvement in recruitment for Rebellion.

Rebellion, the UK’s leading comic and graphic novel publisher, is looking for a Junior Graphic Novel Editor to join its busy publishing department

Candidates should have experience of editorial work in publishing, not necessarily in comics, and a keen interest in comics and graphic novels. An informed interest in 2000 AD and British comic books is an advantage. The role involves contributing to the selection of forthcoming titles and overseeing the design and production of graphic novels.

The successful applicant will be able to write publishing copy for book blurbs, be a good communicator, have meticulous attention to detail and a desire to research and learn more about our rich and unexplored catalogue of comics. Relevant experience and proficiency in InDesign and general CMS knowledge will be an advantage.

This role is full-time, based in-house at our Oxford headquarters. You must be able to legally work in the UK.

Requirements

– Excellent knowledge grammar and copy writing
– Familiarity with Indesign will be useful
– Excellent initiative, self-motivation, organisational and problem solving skills
– A comprehensive understanding of visual design
– Excellent communication skills, as well as team working and the ability to accept and follow direction

The successful candidate will come with or be required to swiftly develop a broad knowledge of our archive and back catalogue

Duties will include

– Briefing designs for graphic novels
– Contributing to the selection of graphic novels from 2000 AD strips and Rebellions comics archive
– Checking comic strip pages for print
– Paginating graphic novels
– Making corrections and proofing print PDFs
– Assembling advance title information for new books and writing cover and sales copy, inputting that into a CMS
– Generating special edition and merchandise ideas

• Apply for the post via recruitment sites such as Hitmarker and Workable

With thanks to Lew Stringer

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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