How do I create an Epic?

Our team is using Jira Core as a tool for digital marketing email project management. We can only see "Create > Issue Type > Task" in the drop-down list. I have typed in Epic and it doesn't recognize it.

As far as I know, we have administrative access to all of the options.

Any (quick-as-you-can) help would be greatly appreciated!!

**additionally, if anyone has advice on efficiencies, that would be great too!!

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With just Jira Core, you won't have Epics created automatically.

Go to Admin -> Issues -> Issue Types and add "Epic" to the list (as an admin).  Then go to the project admin, find the "issue type scheme" and add Epic to it.

Thanks! You uncovered a buried topic for us!

I will be creating a new scheme which will include Epics - hopefully. 

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