Media Writer

Posted On: October 6, 2021

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: PETA

Company Description

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, and PETA entities have more than 9 million members and supporters globally.
PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment business. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.
PETA works through public education, investigative newsgathering and reporting, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

Job Description

Position Objective:
To write news releases, pitches, and other press materials that promote various PETA and PETA affiliate campaigns and events

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Write news releases, pitches, and other press materials requested by the Communications Department, other departments, and PETA's international affiliates
• Write and edit official letters to media
• Write interview facts for staff spokespeople and statements for the media for all campaigns and projects
• Review all news release request forms with a critical eye and determine what information is appropriate for press materials
• Keep up to date on PETA's and its affiliates' campaigns and incorporate changing elements into press materials
• Apply PETA's in-house style guide to all written press materials
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
• Minimum of three years of professional writing experience; newspaper or magazine writing experience preferable
• Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the media industry
• Interest in animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
• Ability to handle stressful situations with diplomacy
• Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner
• Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through
• Proven ability to make sound judgments and work independently
• Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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