Vacancy: Translation and International Literature Manager

Translation and International Literature Manager
0.6 FTE, 21 hours
£27-29k pro rata
Based at the Free Word Centre, Farringdon, London, UK

An exciting opportunity has come up to join the small dynamic English PEN as our lead on translation and international writing. English PEN is the founding member of an international network of writers’ organisations defending freedom of expression and promoting literature across frontiers. You will be our expert on literature in translation and work with a network of partner organisations to promote international writing and support translators and publishers. You will administrate our grants scheme, PEN Translates, which received funding from Arts Council of England.

You will have creative flair and a strong knowledge of international literature and translation. You’ll have experience of building audiences live and online and have excellent communication skills, using them across a variety pf platforms and with a range of stakeholders. Experienced at planning a programme of work, you will also have excellent attention to detail.

English PEN welcomes applications regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin, and sexual orientation. We are proud to offer a flexible working environment and are open to various options for working 21 hours per week.

More information

Closing date: Wednesday 20 February 2019.

For more information please contact Antonia Byatt, Director, at

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter, telling us about your experience that makes you suitable for this post and your interest in working for English PEN.

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