Media and Communications Writer

Position Objective: 

To write highly engaging, informative, and persuasive copy that promotes various PETA and PETA affiliate campaigns

Term of Employment:

Full-time

Location:

Remote within in the UK

Reports to:

Media and Communications Manager

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Write opinion pieces, media statements, letters, scripts, web content, and other communications materials
  • Revise content written by others to make the writing more compelling and persuasive
  • Keep up to date with current affairs and suggest possible media response pieces or stories
  • Keep up to date on PETA’s and its affiliates’ campaigns and incorporate changing elements into written materials
  • Apply PETA’s in-house style guide to all written media materials
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of professional writing experience, preferably in newspaper or magazine writing
  • Demonstrated ability to write copy which engages and inspires
  • Knowledge of the media industry preferred
  • Strong understanding of animal rights issues
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Proven excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to make sound judgements and work independently
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a large workload
  • Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to advocate the organisation’s positions on issues professionally
  • Positive attitude
  • Creative flair
  • Adherence to a vegan lifestyle strongly preferred
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