Media Writer

  • PETA Foundation
  • Oct 21, 2021
Full time Marketing-PR-Advertising Writing-Editing-Publishing

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

 

Qualifications:

• 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

 

Area of Focus

Animal Rights

Veg Type

Veg Friendly

Job Level

Professional

Remote Position?

Yes