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

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Deputy Director of Development

PEN America seeks a dynamic and experienced fundraising professional who has a strong track record in building donor relations, developing cultivation and stewardship strategies, and organizing successful large scale… More

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Project Coordinator, Online Harassment Defense

PEN America seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented project coordinator to join our efforts to defend writers, journalists, and artists, as well as their allies and employers, against online abuse… More

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Part-Time Programs Coordinator, Los Angeles

PEN America seeks a creative, dynamic, proactive, and detail-oriented part-time Programs Coordinator to support the day-to-day operations of the PEN America Los Angeles programs and events team. More

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Digital Freedom Specialist

PEN America seeks a Digital Freedom Specialist with the vision and skills to drive forward PEN America’s engagement on issues at the intersection of free expression and technology. More

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Media Literacy Training Coordinator

PEN America seeks an innovative, energetic, and highly organized training coordinator for a new national program to promote media literacy. More

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Project Coordinator, Campus Free Speech

PEN America seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented project manager to join our acclaimed program defending free speech at U.S. colleges and universities. More

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Communications Coordinator (Digital Content)

PEN America seeks an ambitious and highly organized communications coordinator (digital content) to support its growing visibility as a global leader in the defense of free expression. More

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Literary Awards Program Director

PEN America seeks a dedicated, skilled, and seasoned professional for a critical role in our company as the Literary Awards Program Director. More