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Assistant Press Coordinator 


Position Objective:

To generate media coverage of PETA's campaigns

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Prepare and service news releases for PETA campaigns
• Independently pitch PETA campaigns and events to the media
• Prepare and manage news releases for PETA's foreign affiliates
• Prepare and send mailings to the media on specific issues and campaigns
• Monitor severe weather and natural disasters nationwide (e.g., fires, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes) and prepare and service news releases regarding the safeguarding of companion animals during such events
• Develop target lists for issue and campaign coverage
• Develop new pitch ideas and ways to revamp news releases and pitches in order to increase media coverage of PETA campaigns
• Pitch campaigner profiles and interviews to TV and radio talk shows, features editors, and weekly papers
• Keep informed about local and national news stories and track those that are relevant to PETA's campaigns
• Assist campaigners with various duties relating to media coverage
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
• Professional writing experience, including newspaper or magazine writing experience
• Knowledge of public relations and the media industry, a plus
• Demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns
• Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner
• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Proven ability to take initiative and follow through
• Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments and work independently
• Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Proven excellent organizational skills
• Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle
• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Division PETA  
Location PETA - Washington, DC  

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