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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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Program Manager, Research

PEN America seeks a research program manager to advance PEN America’s portfolio of ground-breaking research. More

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Chief Development Officer

The CDO will be a catalytic leader who helps PEN America reach new heights in terms of fund development in support of its programs and the organization as a… More

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Lead, Government and International Affairs

PEN America seeks a senior manager of government affairs to support our advocacy, policy, engagement, and partnership efforts in defense of global free expression issues. More