Administrative Assistant - Animals in Film and Television

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

Job Description

Position Objective:

To provide support to PETA’s Animals in Film and Television division of the Communications department


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Identify the use or depiction of animals in projects in all stages of film and TV development

• Track industry trades, databases, and news publications for relevant updates

• Track upcoming projects of key directors, producers, and writers, as well as for networks, studios, and streaming services

• Stay up to date on entertainment news and the latest trailers and music video releases

• Maintain contacts, correspondences, files, and research in the division’s databases, including archiving and organizing all files

• Maintain the division’s calendar to track film release and TV show premiere dates

• Screen films and TV shows as required to support the campaign objectives

• Assist in the coordination of various campaigns and projects related to the use or depiction of animals in film and television

• Schedule meetings and take clear and comprehensive meeting notes to distribute to appropriate staff

• Review national and international film festival premiere summaries and reviews (Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, etc.)

• Coordinate gifts and other mailings to industry contacts

• Maintain PETA’s whistleblower hotline and relay messages to appropriate staff

• Process invoices and credit card expense reports

• Provide research support as needed

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor



• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

• Minimum of two years of high-level administrative support

• Interest in and extensive knowledge of the film and TV industries

• Extensive knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Ability to anticipate needs of the division, and to think and act five steps ahead

• Demonstrated thorough knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Excel, Word, and Outlook

• Demonstrated effective online research skills

• Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills

• Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail

• Must be a self-starter with the proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, while exercising sound judgment

• Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner, with confidentiality at all times

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver’s license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

• Must own or have access to a reliable car, as driving may be required for the position, sometimes on a moment’s notice

• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues

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

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Area of Focus

Animal Rights

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Job Level


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