We currently employ staff on both a full-time and part-time basis, and provide a challenging but supportive working environment.
We offer competitive salaries and a non-contributory pension scheme with 5% employer contribution, which will comply with UK auto-enrolment requirements from February 2017; 25 days’ annual leave for full time staff; and family-friendly policies.
Many of the positions at the international office offer an opportunity for international travel.
Thank you for your interest in working for PEN International.
For all vacancies, please submit a full CV and covering letter explaining why you would like to work for PEN International and how you meet the person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date specified for the vacancy.
The following vacancy is currently available.
Creative Content Manager
The post is a fixed term contract for one year, renewable subject to funding. The salary range is £29,000 to £38,000.
This is a wonderful role that offers great potential to someone who wants to work in a creative and driven organisation. The primary role is to create imaginative and compelling content for PEN International’s global campaigns. This will include writing beautiful, but succinct, copy; filming and editing inspiring short films; creating powerful infographics to highlight campaign data; managing output for our website; interviewing writers and publishers; managing and creating media produced at PENs key events; and working with PEN’s global membership and relevant partners to produce compelling campaign material that reflects PEN’s mission and strategic objectives.
Reporting to the Director of the Freedom to Write Program, this role would be suitable for a multi-skilled journalist seeking to transition into campaigning work, or a campaigner who knows how to produce broadcast quality material and to write with confidence and precision.
Working closely with the Campaigns and Communication Manager, the role will require you to:
- Produce appropriate media content to support PEN’s campaigns, strategies, objectives and activities in line with PEN’s mission;
- Oversee the production of campaign materials including graphics, videos and text: generating relevant content for appropriate media, including publications, the website and social media;
- Produce internal and external campaign communications;
- Produce and record literary events related to the campaign’s objectives;
- Maintain and develop PEN’s brand identity through its global campaigns;
- Produce media for campaign partnerships with other organisations;
- Identify and respond rapidly and effectively to campaigning opportunities;
- Work with the Learning and Accountability Coordinator to monitor PEN’s campaigns and to adjust the media content accordingly.
Keeping PEN up to date with campaigning trends
- Monitor industry and social media trends for effective new campaigning tools and strategies;
- Train Centres and staff in media techniques.
- Contribute media to developing project funding proposals to support PEN International’s campaigns work;
- Support the development of cross-programme project funding proposals and reporting for grants as required.
Contribute to PEN International’s work generally by
- Participating in cross-programme project teams as required;
- Contributing to appropriate monitoring, documentation and evaluation of projects through weekly/monthly/quarterly reports;
- Facilitating cross-learning and collaboration across PEN International’s other programmes;
- Contributing to the development and implementation of PEN International’s policies, strategies and plans through compelling media creation;
- Managing and training volunteers as required;
- Undertaking any other duties commensurate with the post that may reasonably be required.
- Ability to write to the highest standards – and to proof-read the words of others;
- Ability to self-shoot and edit short films.
- Ability to create infographics or other compelling digital storytelling methods.
- Proven success in campaign organising, media relations, marketing and/or online communications;
- Strong campaign planning skills, with a creative approach to campaign tactics and strategies and an understanding of how advocacy and public campaigning functions;
- Strong, demonstrated multi-media broadcast quality skills with a professional, flexible, and results-oriented approach;
- Fluent spoken and written English; good knowledge of French and/or Spanish desirable;
- Proven ability to write clearly and persuasively, in a range of formats and for different audiences;
- Demonstrated experience of developing and delivering in-person presentations, webinars and trainings;
- Experience of running social media campaigns for a non-profit organisation;
- Awareness of the needs of a volunteer membership in a grassroots membership organisation;
- Ability to use common office software packages including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point;
- Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team;
- Good organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
- Design skills;
- Experience of arts / literature / journalism / human rights environment ideally in an international context;
- Knowledge of other languages;
- Experience of working with sponsors and funders;
- Appreciation, knowledge and understanding of freedom of expression issues;
- Demonstrated interest in and experience of progressive causes;
- Interest in literature and writing;
- Willingness to uphold the values of the Charter of PEN International;
- Commitment to accountability, transparency and fairness;
- Sensitivity to the particular challenges faced by those discriminated against on grounds of identity, including gender and social and economic deprivation;
- Commitment to equal opportunities and cultural diversity and a willingness to apply this at work.
This post will require some international travel, mostly to PEN International meetings
Terms of Employment
£29,000 – £38,000 gross salary per annum, we would normally expect the successful candidate to start at the bottom of the salary scale. However, PEN International may be willing to offer a salary above the starting salary, depending on skills and experience.
Position One year fixed term contract, based in London. The position maybe renewed subject to funding being secured.
Hours 35 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Benefits and holidays Benefits 25 days holiday per annum, plus statutory holidays. The successful candidate will join the PEN International pension scheme straightaway, in compliance with Auto-enrolment legislation.
One month during probationary period and three months thereafter
Three months, subject to written confirmation
Contract of Employment
The successful candidate has to be eligible to work in the UK. Nothing in the above constitutes an offer of employment or forms any part of any contract of employment.
Candidates should submit their CV and covering letter which addresses all aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification, to Recruitment@pen-international.org or by post to PEN International Koops Mill, 162-164 Abbey Street, London, SE1 2AN, UK. Kindly quote reference number GCC-2/PI/2017 Applications must be submitted by 09:00 hours GMT on Tuesday 29th August 2017.
Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview process including interview dates and times by 1st September, 2017. It is likely that interviews will be held on the week commencing 4 September, 2017.
- Due to our limited resources we are only able to inform shortlisted candidates
PEN International is an equal opportunities employer