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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Current Career Opportunities

Artists at Risk Connection (ARC)


Free Expression Programs

National Outreach and Engagement

Prison and Justice Writing

Washington, D.C.

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Chief Operating Officer

PEN America is seeking a hardworking leader and experienced operations, technology, financial, and administrative professional to become its Chief Operating Officer (COO). More

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Senior Manager, Membership

PEN America seeks a senior manager for our national Membership initiative. The senior manager will help develop and implement strategies for attracting new members and retaining existing ones. 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

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Senior Manager, Freedom to Write Center

PEN America seeks a senior manager to build out a body of related research and advocacy on surveillance and other digital threats to writers and creative expression internationally. More