PEN America, a nonprofit organization of writers and allies celebrating and defending free expression, seeks dynamic, engaging, sensitive, and experienced trainers/facilitators to collaborate with our team. Candidates must be comfortable with public speaking and have experience with teaching, leading trainings or workshops, and/or facilitating virtual learning, including with large audiences. Candidates should also have knowledge of and interest in one or more of the following topics: online abuse defense and allyship, digital security, media literacy, and/or disinformation defense. Applicants may have a background or education in journalism, digital security, community or political organizing, and/or the nonprofit field.
A commitment to social justice and an understanding of intersectionality is crucial for this role, as is the ability to navigate complex and potentially fraught questions about identity, trust, and conflict in online spaces. Expertise in working with people who have experienced trauma is welcome. We are looking for trainers based in the United States. This consultancy will initially be remote, with sessions led virtually. Eventually, sessions may be conducted in person, which may require travel around the United States, but this will be contingent on all recommended COVID-19 restrictions and precautions.
PEN America is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices, and in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. Candidates representing diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates will be paid $500 per training/workshop (one to two hours each, including up to three additional hours per session for preparation and follow up).
Please submit a resume, a short statement of interest that directly addresses your qualifications for the requirements as outlined above, and the contact information for two references. Please submit the entire application as one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the subject of the email, please include your name and “Trainer – PEN America” (for example, “Jane Doe – Trainer – PEN America.” Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
No phone calls, please.
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.