People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Oct 04, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: To produce exciting and cutting–edge videos and related materials that create a window into the daily activities and work of PETA's Cruelty Investigations Department (CID), affiliates, and undercover investigations   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Immerse yourself in the work of CID’s Rescue Team and produce videos about that work in order to increase media and social media coverage • Work with the Audio/Visual Department to prepare and coordinate video packages, photo sheets, and all other audio-visual components of CID's work and for the organization and affiliates o Edit videos and work closely with the director, manager, A/V editors, and any other staff at the PETA Foundation and its supported organizations on creative aspects of all videos, including scripting and production o Lead local video and photo shoots for PETA o Use discretion in choosing appropriate footage for video edits • Liaise with PETA's Marketing Department in order to increase the public profile of CID's work • Liaise with PETA’s Media Coordinator in order to increase issue and campaign coverage of CID’s work • Shoot, edit, and produce undercover investigation videos • Liaise with staff from foreign affiliates about their work and shoot and produce video packages to increase media coverage of their work • Keep informed about local and national animal-related news stories and trends in order to ensure that PETA's message reaches national audiences with maximum impact and exposure • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the media industry • Experience with videography • Experience as a Field Producer and conducting interviews a plus • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns • Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner • Must be comfortable around animals of various types and temperaments • 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 • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Los Angeles, CA, USA
Oct 04, 2019
Part time
PETA is looking for an outgoing, experienced fundraising expert to solicit and organize opportunities with celebrities and, public figures, and corporations through online auctions. Experience organizing fundraising and celebrity-focused auctions and using platforms such as Charitybuzz or Omaze is highly valued, as is a friendly and persistent personality. If vegan living, celebrity culture, and fundraising interest you and you're ready to produce real results for animals, please apply now!   Position Objective: To cultivate relationships and fundraising opportunities with celebrities and notable people from the world of film, television, theater, the arts, sports, literature, music, social media, politics, and corporate America, as well as from the local community.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Develop fundraising opportunities to benefit PETA's work • Identify and research appropriate "cases for giving" for targeted and prospective celebrities • Cultivate relationships with targeted and prospective celebrity donors and their representatives • Draft and send requests to celebrities soliciting their support • Track industry trades and other celebrity-focused publications and websites • Stay up to date on celebrity, entertainment, national, and global news • Compose and edit template letters and other correspondence • Develop and maintain strong relationships with various auction platforms • Handle all aspects of preparing and launching online auctions, including coordinating internally and cross-departmentally, and with the celebrity and the auction platform • Document pertinent information for the purpose of enhancing and developing PETA donor and celebrity profiles • Maintain and update contact lists and databases; file external correspondences and research • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Minimum of two years of fundraising experience preferred • Minimum of two years experience working with celebrities preferred • Experience working with fundraising and auction platforms, including but not limited to CharityBuzz, Crowdrise, eBay, Omaze, and Prizeo • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Exceptional persuasive and explanatory written and verbal communication skills • Proven ability to maintain professional working relationships with members, supporters, and the public • Proven excellent project-management, strategic-thinking, and analytical skills • Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments and maintain strict confidentiality at all times • Demonstrated effective online research skills • Proven excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines • Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • 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
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Sep 28, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: To work on specific projects, as assigned by the president, to help promote the goals of the organization   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Conduct research, prepare analyses, and suggest strategies Maintain accurate and up-to-date files and briefing papers Draft correspondence and respond to inquiries and requests, utilizing discretion and independent judgment Oversee Web content related to assigned projects Travel within and outside the U.S. on assignments Write speeches, give talks, and attend functions Perform any other duties, as assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: Degree in a related field or equivalent experience Minimum of two years of research experience Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects Proven ability to exercise independent judgment Strong working knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle Previous public-speaking experience and the ability to comfortably create and deliver presentations Ability and willingness to travel Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. drivers' license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record Ability to lift and carry 20 lbs. Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 28, 2019
Full time
Your Mission: PETA is seeking a social-media strategist to contribute to our growing social-media presence across a variety of platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. PETA is a highly engaged advocacy organization that reaches more than 100 million people each month just through our Facebook pages.   What Your Day Will Look Like: • You will work with others on PETA's social-media team to create compelling content—both words and imagery—for PETA's various social-media sites. Content must be emotionally evocative and tell a story with minimal words and well-designed images. • Part of your day will be spent brainstorming with others to find ways to promote content effectively while meeting the goals of other departments (this takes some serious skill!) and advising on how to optimize online content for social media. Pretty much everything (as in animals' welfare) rides on how well our posts perform, so you will track and analyze the success of posts and tweets as well as overall engagement and growth. • Keeping our content fresh and trending is critical. You'll be expected to research current trends in social media, staying on top of things like the latest Internet obsession, and apply that knowledge to PETA's efforts. • Since social-media success depends on acting in real time, we post when the moment strikes (and on some occasions, the moment is 9 p.m. on Saturday night). • You'll work with various staff, such as PETA campaigners, to get photos optimized for online use. • You'll handle the grueling chore of using Instagram to share pics of cute dogs in the office and pinning pics of drool-worthy vegan food. You'll also be encouraged to eat said food when we have our epic vegan potlucks. • You'll also be expected to perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.   Qualifications: • Minimum of two years of online marketing experience • Fluency in English, Spanish and Spanglish (speaking, reading, and writing) • Proven interest in and strong working knowledge of Latino culture • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Interest and ability to adapt to new technologies • Proven ability to conduct and analyze marketing research • Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Proven excellent project-management, organizational, strategic-thinking, and analytical skills • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team • Proven ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 28, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: To conduct PETA's work with major corporations   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Develop and carry out action plans for PETA's work with major corporations • Decide on and maintain effective contacts with major corporations in order to further PETA's work • Prepare and deliver presentations to executives in order to make the case for animal welfare changes • Attend and speak at annual shareholder meetings of major corporations • Draft shareholder resolutions and supporting statements regarding animal issues with major corporations • Research the animal welfare guidelines that are being enforced by major corporations • Research and work with firms that hold large amounts of stock in major corporations that abuse animals • Represent PETA's corporate campaigns to the media and the general public • Travel to attend meetings or news conferences • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor      Qualifications: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience  • Minimum of two years of previous experience in advocacy, public relations, or corporate affairs • Demonstrated ability to comfortably create and deliver presentations, address and overcome objections, and negotiate and close deals • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills • Demonstrated effective research skills • Willingness and ability to travel extensively • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • 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   
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Sep 28, 2019
Full time
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 • 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 • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Knowledge of public relations and the media industry • 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  
PETA Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 25, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: To manage day-to-day building operations, support systems, and Operations Department staffers   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Manage the day-to-day operations and upkeep PETA Los Angeles properties • Oversee Los Angeles–based Operations Department staffers • Serve as a primary contact person for building and security issues • Ensure that a preventative-maintenance program for the building and vehicles is enacted • Oversee or perform building maintenance and repairs • Evaluate bids from support vendors • Oversee the supply inventory and the ordering of office supplies • Manage all grounds maintenance • Manage off-site storage units and inventories • Ensure that phones, copiers, and the security system are maintained • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Minimum of five years of facilities, office-management, or relevant operations experience • Minimum of two years supervisory experience • Demonstrated effective project-management skills • Proven ability to effectively negotiate contracts with vendors • Proven effective organizational skills and attention to detail • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills • Demonstrated ability to make sound, independent judgments and decisions • Ability to work in a professional manner with a variety of people • Willingness and ability to maintain a 24/7 on-call status in order to respond to phone, security, building, vehicle, and other property issues • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Commitment to the objectives of the organization  
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Sep 25, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: To assist in PETA's work with activists to increase the effectiveness and frequency of activism and to encourage deeper commitments to animal rights and PETA   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Provide support of local grassroots activism around the country and the world • Assist coordinators in cultivating relationships with activists • Help mentor people new to the vegan lifestyle • Provide support to activists who oversee PETA's Vegan Starter Kit stands • Coordinate activists tabling at various concerts and festivals around the country • Assist coordinators in working with the Communications Department to facilitate positive interactions between media and activists • Assist with the development of activist organizations in areas of the country lacking leadership in order to strengthen PETA's Activist Network • Assist with maintaining PETA's Activist Network database • Travel to demonstrations, festivals, or other events in support of PETA campaigns, as needed • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Minimum of one year of grassroots activist experience • Commitment to animal rights issues and familiarity with PETA campaigns • Outgoing and personable manner and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines • Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Willingness and ability to travel • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. • Professional appearance and adherence to a 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
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Sep 25, 2019
Full time
Position Objectives: To provide high-quality care for patients of high-volume mobile spay and neuter veterinary clinic   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Perform tests and assess and communicate patients' test results and medical histories to the attending veterinarian • Work under the direction of the veterinarian to prepare animals for surgery and administer medications, including anesthesia drugs • Monitor surgery patients from the administration of anesthesia through their full recovery and independently assess patients' readiness for discharge • Maintain controlled-drug and supply inventories and conduct appropriate recordkeeping and reporting • Comply with the applicable laws for licensed veterinary technicians established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration • Communicate with clients regarding post-operative patient care as well as the results of diagnostic testing and other medical findings • Establish and adhere to maintenance programs for all medical equipment • Maintain strict confidentiality about client, patient, and donor information • Drive the mobile clinic to and from designated sites • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Virginia veterinary technician's license or willingness and ability to obtain a Virginia veterinary technician’s license • Previous experience with a controlled-substance inventory • Previous experience working independently and exercising discretion • Proven ability to handle confidential information • Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Sep 25, 2019
Full time
Position Objectives: We’re looking for a highly motivated person to drive PETA’s efforts and campaign to affect change for outdoor dogs. Your task will be to initiate and advance PETA’s outreach to the public and elected officials regarding the plight of outdoor dogs. In this role, you can expect to write to and sit down with decision makers and advance the issue of outdoor dog welfare via social media outreach and legislative efforts.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Oversee the development and implementation of various projects designed to educate citizens and officials about the detrimental effects of continuously chaining (and penning) dogs outdoors • Develop and maintain relationships with officials and legislators in jurisdictions that have passed or are considering or trying to pass legislation restricting or banning chaining • Attend and speak at government hearings to support and advance proposed legislation to protect outdoor dogs • Develop and maintain relationships with veterinary and canine-behavior experts and animal control personnel who can testify to the humane and public-safety advantages of chaining bans or restrictions • Research and pursue networking opportunities (e.g., annual conferences, receptions, training and education opportunities) in order to further PETA's outreach efforts • Seek media opportunities and conduct media interviews regarding the keeping of dogs outdoors • Liaise with PETA’s Marketing Department to seek social media outreach opportunities regarding outdoor dogs • Assist and motivate individuals regarding the initiation of legislative efforts in behalf of outdoor dogs • Oversee and regularly provide input on PETA's Web pages dedicated to educating and motivating the public on working to restrict and/or ban the chaining of dogs • Review and track cases involving chained dogs in Community Animal Project (CAP) staff's daily reports • Assist with straw and doghouse deliveries, fieldwork and other departmental tasks, including animal care and feeding • Participate in the Community Animal Project (CAP) emergency-pager rotation and/or the national pager rotation • Travel when necessary • Exercise sound judgment and confidentiality at all times • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Demonstrated effective public-speaking abilities • Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Proven exceptional research skills • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion • Willingness and ability to be on 24-hour emergency call • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle • Willingness and ability to travel within and outside the US • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization https://www.peta.org/blog/peta-job-community-outreach-liaison/ 
PETA
Sep 25, 2019
Full time
Modern mobile clinic seeking veterinarian: With over 150,000 surgeries performed since 2001, we help reduce the dog and cat overpopulation crisis in and around the pleasant river town of Norfolk in south eastern Virginia.  Benefits include competitive salary, flexible hours, vacation and sick time and limited weekends!  Experience in high volume surgery preferred, caring about animal welfare a must.     Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Perform surgical sterilizations and other surgeries as required Oversee and perform surgical monitoring, the administration of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs, and post-surgical monitoring through discharge Promote the humane care and treatment of animals Administer vaccines to clinic patients Comply with the applicable state and federal laws established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)   Qualifications: Degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited university of veterinary medicine Current Virginia veterinary license or ability to obtain one One year of experience practicing veterinary medicine preferred Experience with high-volume spay-and-neuter surgeries desired Possession of or ability to obtain a DEA controlled-substance registration Proven effective organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail Willingness and ability to travel to various clinic stops throughout Hampton Roads A valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record Commitment to the objectives of the mobile clinic division and its mission
PETA
Sep 25, 2019
Full time
Companies that exploit animals don't want consumers to see what they're doing or how they're doing it, so PETA sends people to work in their facilities and observe their treatment of animals. In just the past 10 years, PETA's investigations have resulted in the following:  Millions of eyes opened More than 1,000 criminal charges More than 350 U.S. Department of Agriculture citations 15 facilities shut down Position Objective: To use a variety of undercover investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA's focus areas, including the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment  Location: Varies based on assignment  Primary Responsibilities and Duties: o Travel to different states and temporarily stay on location for various assignments for as long as necessary, sometimes several months at a time o Conduct assigned short- and long-term field observations from beginning to end, including the following duties: o Prepare for and research assignments, as directed by the vice president o Visit and/or obtain employment in various industries that use animals o Submit daily log notes in a detailed and orderly fashion o Use photography and videography to document conditions and use of animals as well as illegal, cruel, and/or improper conduct o Behave legally and professionally and bring issues to the superiors' attention o Work closely with office-based staff to develop documented cases o Cooperate fully in criminal, civil, and/or regulatory/administrative proceedings that result from field observations o Maintain strict confidentiality at all times     Requirements: • Appropriate experience in a related field or relevant experience, depending on the organization's needs • Willingness and ability to travel and be away from home for months at a time • Experience with audio-visual equipment • Diligent attention to detail and ability to handle extreme stress • Willingness and ability to follow instructions carefully • Ability to make sound judgments • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion at all times • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Sep 25, 2019
Intern
Position Objective: As an advanced intern, you will strive to lend a hand to and learn about PETA's Emergency Response Team. During this internship, you'll jump right in as part of one of PETA's most fast-paced and critical departments, the Cruelty Investigations Department (CID). You will get in on the action and see firsthand the immediate impact that our work has on the lives of many animals.   Not a resident of Virginia? We offer housing for our interns so don’t let that keep you from applying!   The Typical Day of a CID Intern: • Unfortunately, cruelty cases are always pouring in, so a big part of this internship is helping to route incoming correspondence and transcribing telephone calls that could end up in official reports. • In order to gain the most experience, you will be working alongside CID staff members to provide responses to calls for assistance and e-mails. You'll learn how to handle these tough situations. • Some cases require a lot of research, so it's expected that you'll be ready to learn how to track down information on miscellaneous cruelty-to-animals and neglect cases. • From time to time, some information on a case will be tossed your way and we'll look to get your help with note-taking. • This internship does involve some hands-on work with animals, as we'll need help with basic animal care and feeding. Who doesn't love a good dog walk or giving animals some TLC? • Part of your day could consist of administrative tasks, which are necessary to the continuation of our work for animals. • Of course, you'll also perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.   Qualifications: • For starters, you'll need at least a high school diploma or GED in order to be eligible to apply. • Situations out in the field are very unpredictable, so you'll need to have a strong stomach and know how to keep your cool in tough situations. It's not easy seeing injured animals, but you'll need to be ready to help in a heartbeat. • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail will help you keep everything on track, so résumés with grammar or other errors will be rejected. Sorry, but we can't risk it. • Consider yourself to be great at keeping secrets? Great, because we need somebody who can keep confidential information just that—confidential. • Many people say that they "thrive under pressure," but this position is a true test of that. We take on multiple cases at a time, and lives depend on us! • You must support PETA's philosophy and have the ability to professionally advocate our positions on issues. • Naturally, you'd need to be committed to the objectives of the organization.