New York, NY
December 18, 2021

PEN America: Senior Manager, Editorial Project, Prison and Justice Writing

PEN America, a nonprofit organization that stands at the intersection of literature and human rights, seeks a senior manager with expertise in issues surrounding mass incarceration as well as exceptional editorial savviness to oversee all aspects of PEN America’s Prison and Justice Writing Program’s written content and writing fellowships. The senior manager will be critical in elevating and executing current initiatives as well as launching an important new program providing access to public platforms for incarcerated writers. The position is full-time and based in New York, and reports to the director of Prison and Justice Writing.

The senior manager, with the support and collaboration of the Prison and Justice Writing director, will toggle among multiple projects that include the Writing for Justice Fellowship, which awards eight to ten writers yearly with mentorship and funding to address a critical issue connected to mass incarceration and a new Works of Justice newsletter featuring literary works that address mass incarceration through podcast interviews with authors, written reviews of recently released books, and more. The role will benefit from the support of a yearly editorial fellow, and will collaborate closely with the Prison Writing Program manager and coordinator to cross-pollinate ideas with the Prison Writing Program’s yearly contest, anthology, and mentor work.

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