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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 recruitment@pen-international.org by the closing date specified for the vacancy.


The following vacancies are currently available. 

Job Vacancy: Digital Manager

Contract Type: A fixed term contract for one year, renewable subject to funding.

Location: London

Timeframe: Full-time

Salary: 29,000 to £38,000 (dependent upon experience).

About PEN International
PEN is the world’s leading association of writers, working to promote literature and defend freedom of expression around the world. Founded in 1921, the organisation is governed by the PEN Charter and the principles it embodies: unhampered transmission of thought within each nation and between all nations. PEN International connects an international community of writers from its Secretariat in London, spanning over 100 countries with over 150 PEN Centres worldwide.

Job Summary 
This is a wonderful role that offers great potential to someone who wants to transform digital campaigning and communications in a creative and diverse international human rights organisation. Your job will be to deliver imaginative and compelling digital content for PEN International’s campaigns, maximising our ability to promote literature and freedom of expression globally.

This will involve overseeing and maintaining our website, social media channels and the digital elements of our campaigns; ensuring quality, consistency and accessibility. You will also be writing engaging and succinct copy; filming and editing inspiring short films; creating powerful infographics to highlight campaign data; interviewing writers and publishers; managing and creating content from PEN’s key events; and working with our global membership and relevant partners to produce campaign materials. The role will report to the Director of Advocacy & Communications.

Download the job description here: PEN Digital Manager.

Recruitment process
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.

Applications must be submitted by 09:00 hours GMT on Wednesday 10 January 2018. Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 22 January 2018.

Due to our limited resources we are only able to inform shortlisted candidates.

PEN International is an equal opportunities employe