Writer – Fundraising and Supporter Communication

Position Objective:

To write advocacy and fundraising copy for PETA and its international affiliates.

Reports to:

Director, International Fundraising


Remote within UK/ London Office/ Flexible



Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Write and revise direct mail and email appeals, acknowledgment letters, progress reports, and other fundraising copy
  • Create new and revised advocacy copy to respond to members and prospects who contact PETA or its international affiliates
  • Create internal reports to help staff in their work with donors and prospects
  • Monitor PETA affiliate websites and fundraising appeals and proactively suggest and develop new advocacy copy
  • Write talking points to guide staff in verbal conversations about programs of PETA and its international affiliates
  • 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 (enews, 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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