Fundraising Communications Writer

Position Objective:

To write persuasive fundraising copy for PETA and its international entities.

Reports to:

Vice President of International Fundraising


Remote/ London Office/ Flexible


£27,000–£30,000, depending on experience

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Write and revise direct mail and email appeals, acknowledgment letters, progress reports, scripts, and other fundraising copy
  • Create new and revised advocacy copy to respond to members and prospects who contact PETA or its international entities
  • Create internal reports to help staff in their work with donors and prospects
  • Monitor PETA entity websites and fundraising appeals and proactively suggest and develop new advocacy copy
  • Assist with preparation of scripts for fundraising and membership events
    Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


  • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one year of professional writing experience, which may include writing for newspapers, magazines, or other publications
  • Proven excellent knowledge of English grammar
  • Experience writing email and web communications (e-news, blogs, etc)
  • Experience with fundraising appeals, acknowledgments and scripts would be desirable
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns of PETA and its international affiliates
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through
  • Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organisation
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