Employment Opportunities

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

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Artists at Risk Connection (ARC)

Prison and Justice Writing



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Research and Advocacy Lead, China

PEN America seeks an experienced human rights practitioner to spearhead research and advocacy on China and free expression in our PEN/Barbey Freedom To Write Center. More

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Senior Writer/Editor

PEN America seeks an experienced and skillful senior writer/editor to tell the story of PEN America in clear, compelling, and accurate ways. More

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Producer, Multimedia

PEN America seeks a skilled multimedia producer to help power our digital channels alongside the Communications team. More