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Senior Media Officer 

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Position Objective:

To maximize media coverage for PETA's campaigns

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Develop media pitches

• Develop different angles with which to approach bloggers, reporters, and other media outlets

• Generate media coverage for serious pitches, events, ads, website interviews, and features

• Keep informed of local and national columnists at papers, magazines, wires, and websites

• Develop and maintain relationships with members of the media and select online reporters and maintain PETA's list of media contacts

• Write and edit advisories, pitches and news releases

• Work with senior PETA staff to create pitch plans

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

• Minimum of 5 years of media relations experience

• Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the media industry

• Excellent working knowledge of print, broadcast, and online media outlets

• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and deal with a variety of people in a professional manner

• Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills

• Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

• Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

• Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

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

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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

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