PEN America

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free 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.

Feb 28, 2024  
$50,000 - $65,000 yearly
PEN America, a growing nonprofit organization working at the intersection of literature and human rights, seeks a detail-oriented, creative, and motivated candidate to serve as a state legislative policy coordinator. This position will focus primarily on tracking and analyzing state legislation across PEN America’s areas of focus, including restrictions on free expression in higher education and K-12 schools, book bans and libraries, artistic freedom, disinformation, press freedom, digital rights, and other emerging areas. This is a full-time position that can be based at PEN America’s offices in New York City or Washington, D.C. The coordinator will support PEN America’s efforts to identify, track, and analyze legislation introduced in state legislatures that will have an impact on free expression and intersects with priority issues for PEN America. This will involve identifying bills as they are introduced, analyzing legislative text, creating processes for tracking the...
PEN America Hybrid (Washington, DC, USA) Full-Time