Overview

Position Objectives:

• To advance animal rights and vegan initiatives by generating media coverage of PETA’s campaigns

• To coordinate outreach and correspondence with media representatives and establish long-lasting professional relationships to help ensure animal rights issues remain in the spotlight

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Prepare and service news releases for PETA campaigns

• Develop targeted lists for issue and campaign coverage

• Develop new pitch ideas and ways to revamp news releases and pitches in order to increase media coverage of PETA campaigns

• Develop contacts and establish relationships with media representatives

• Keep informed about PETA’s work and media coverage

• Keep informed about local and national news stories and track those that are relevant to PETA’s campaigns

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience working in a professional environment

• Minimum of two years of professional working experience

• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns and a desire to pursue a career in animal rights

• An interest in the news and public relations

• Ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner

• An outgoing demeanor and capability to make connections and maintain relationships

• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and stay organized

• Proven ability to take initiative and follow-through

• Ability to make sound judgments and work independently

• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines

• 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 in a professional manner

• This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

This position cannot be performed in Colorado. 

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