Position Description:

Are you a strong writer who’s passionate about animal rights? Join our creative, fast-paced fundraising team and champion PETA’s vital work to our donors and supporters! You’ll use your writing and editing expertise to play a leading role in defining donor-facing communications across direct response, major giving, and other fundraising program areas, so there is no doubt you will be making a difference! Include at least two writing samples with your application submissions, please.


Position Objectives:

Knowledgably write and edit persuasive fundraising copy in a fast-paced environment while guiding other members of the communications writing team on best practices and fostering the creation of successful communication strategies across direct response, major giving, and other program areas.


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

· Write fundraising and membership copy across a diverse range of channels and animal rights programs exercising creativity, originality, and independent judgment

· Edit appeals, reports, scripts, and other copy materials to ensure the best possible engagement and fundraising results

· Foster the development of other writing staff through direct, thoughtful feedback on the work they produce

· Manage writing team priorities with support from the department director and project manager

· Assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of fundraising strategies for multiple teams across the PETA Foundation and its international entities

· Oversee the creation of internal reports to help staff in their work with donors and prospects

· Prepare scripts for fundraising events, advocacy videos, and online advertising

· Ensure factual accuracy and the incorporation of “best fundraising practices” across copy created and edited

· Work closely with key development department staff members to identify, execute and oversee fundraising themes and priorities

· Perform any additional duties assigned by the supervisor



· Degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience

· Three years of professional writing experience with a strong portfolio of written and edited work

· Experience in a nonprofit or fundraising environment preferred

· Excellent editing, research, and proofreading skills

· Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns of PETA and its international entities

· Ability to think strategically and creatively to achieve objectives

· Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner

· Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

· Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

· Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

· Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues

· Proven ability to meet deadlines while under pressure

· Proven ability to take initiative and follow through

· Commitment to the objectives of the organization



The salary range for this position is $44,269.59-$67,724.80 annually. The ultimate salary within this range that will be offered to a qualified candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and the cost of living in the area in which the candidate will live and work.

A list of benefits available to qualified employees is available here.


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