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
Dec 07, 2018
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
Dec 07, 2018
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
Dec 07, 2018
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 Norfolk, VA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Position Objective: To provide the Regulatory Testing Department (RTD) with a wide range of support for projects that replace the use of animals in laboratory tests.   We offer a dynamic, nonprofit environment, and are looking for a detail-oriented professional to bring positive energy to what they do. This position is based in our Sam Simon Center in Norfolk, VA.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Assist RTD staff members with administrative tasks, including arranging travel, arranging postal mailings from the office, processing credit card expense reports, processing check requests, and handling all other financial needs of the department • Maintain standard operating procedure (SOP) documents for the department and manage the department's system on SharePoint • Schedule internal and external meetings via Outlook and GoToMeeting. We would also look to you to help with preparing agendas, taking meeting minutes, and following up on items from departmental calls. • Maintain the department director’s calendar and keep track of staff schedules • Host and record meetings and webinars via GoToMeeting • Help with planning events, such as scientific workshops and departmental retreats • Perform online research in support of RTD staff, including locating journal articles and contact information • Monitor links on the PETA RTD and PETA International Science Consortium websites to ensure they are working • Monitor Federal Register announcements for items of potential interest to the department • Serve as the department's liaison with various PETA departments and submit request forms to these departments on RTD staffers’ behalf • Serve as the department’s liaison with PETA’s international affiliates • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Two years of experience in an office setting • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (especially Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook), Adobe Acrobat X Pro, SharePoint, and Doodle Polls • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Proven effective written and verbal communication skills • Strong working knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Proven ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy • Demonstrated effective research skills • Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Remote Work
Position Objective: To assist People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in its work to push major corporations to eliminate cruel practices and products   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Perform advanced research and analysis on issues related to animal welfare, environmental impact, corporate supply chains, vegan alternatives, consumer trends, and more, to support PETA's Corporate Affairs department in its work with major corporations Prepare in-depth analyses in various formats including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 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 Minimum of two years of previous experience as a research assistant or in another research role Demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns Proven exceptional research abilities, including qualitative and quantitative analyses Outstanding analytical, and organizational skills Proven exceptional writing, editing, and verbal communication skills Meticulous attention to detail Demonstrated excellent decision-making skills and the proven ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment Ability to handle confidential information with discretion 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 Washington, DC, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Position Objective: To obtain free and paid placement of PETA public service announcements (PSAs) and advertisements for billboards, print media, TV, radio, and online media   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Develop new pitch ideas and revamp pitches in order to increase free or reduced-rate placement of PSAs and ads • Develop and implement strategies for generating PSA and ad placement • Develop and maintain relationships with sales representatives and PSA directors to negotiate free or reduced-rate placements • Determine the effectiveness of PSA pitches and make recommendations based on these determinations • Ensure proper timing of PSA pitches in order to avoid conflicts with other media calendar items • Develop and maintain all records of PSA and ad placements • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Three years of marketing or advertising experience • Demonstrated knowledge of the advertising industry • Demonstrated knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Proven ability to negotiate pricing with advertising representatives • Proven excellent project-management, strategic-thinking, and analytical skills • Proven exceptional verbal communication skills and exceptional writing and editing abilities • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through • Proven ability to make sound judgments and work both independently and as part of a team • Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Proven ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and keep track of numerous projects simultaneously • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, with a consistent pattern of proactively suggesting solutions • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Position Objective: To promote animal-free science with major corporations   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Maintain expertise in non-animal test methods and international regulatory requirements for testing Independently research and interpret a variety of issues related to replacing animal testing required by regulatory agencies Make and maintain contacts with major corporations in order to further PETA's work Identify and collaborate with scientists and corporate representative on projects to promote the implementation of non-animal methods Secure and lead formal meetings with companies and government agencies to discuss the implementation of in vitro and in silico test methods as well as other non-animal strategies Ensure timely and appropriate follow-up with companies Monitor the progress of departmental communications with corporations in order to ensure that short- and long-term goals are achieved Identify, review, and develop recommendations for non-animal test methods through analysis of scientific literature and data sources Attend and present at scientific conferences and communicate with scientists on specific issues relating to animal and non-animal test methods Plan and execute workshops, webinars, and other educational opportunities for scientists Obtain the necessary data for writing factsheets, reports, comments, correspondence, and other documentation Represent the organization in dealings with media Translate scientific terminology into lay terms for use in research projects Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Position Requirements: Masters or PhD degree in toxicology or closely related field Knowledge of animal-testing issues and scientific terminology Familiarity with federal and international regulatory requirements as they relate to animal testing Support for PETA's philosophy, commitment to the objectives of the organization, and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of scientists and media representatives Ability to analyze and interpret complex technical documents Proven attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously Exceptional public-speaking skills Exceptional writing and research skills Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times Ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines Ability to make sound, independent judgements. Ability and willingness 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 Professional appearance  
PETA Washington, DC, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Position Objectives: To direct the operations and business affairs of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, including the supervision of staff   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department • Supervise attorneys and staff members assigned to matters under the areas of responsibility, including assigning, prioritizing, and reviewing projects • Serve as the point of contact on corporate law matters when the general counsel is unavailable • Provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of issues that arise during the conduct of the organization's and its affiliates' charitable programs • Represent and present on behalf of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department to donors, public bodies, and the media • Maintain and oversee the organization's and PETA's insurance and risk management programs • Supervise maintenance of the organization’s trademark registrations in the U.S. and international jurisdictions • Coordinate and ensure compliance with corporate governance requirements for the organization and all domestic and international PETA-named affiliates • Conduct legal research and provide advice on corporate issues pertaining to day-to-day operation including contracts, intellectual property, real estate, insurance, employment law, and tax-exempt organizations • Research, interpret, and apply state and federal statutes and regulations, and applicable case law • Communicate with prosecutors, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on a variety of legal issues • Assist PETA caseworkers, researchers, and campaigners with a wide array of legal issues that arise in their cases • Draft correspondence, contracts, and applications • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • J.D. and a minimum of six years of relevant legal experience, including with tax-exempt organizations • Member in good standing of a state bar • Previous supervisory experience • Proven effective leadership skills • Proven excellent organizational, legal research, and writing skills • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks within strict time constraints • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate the organization’s and PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Position Objectives: To assist with equipment, projects, and edit videos in the Audio/Visual (A/V) Department   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Handle high- and low-volume video file conversions, links, and encode requests • Assist editors with digitization and management of video files, including, but not limited to, syncing of footage, archiving, importing and exporting • Create edits based on various edit requests from the organization and its supported affiliates • Create effects, titles, and other basic motion graphics • Color correct video clips and color grade video projects • Edit audio levels and mix audio tracks, including voiceovers • Use discretion in choosing appropriate footage for video edits • Take responsibility for the quality control of videos • Assist with local video and photo shoots • Record voice-overs and monitor audio on video shoots • Create video breakdowns for legal review • Abide by any legal guidelines regarding video production from start to completion • Assist in producing A/V needs for PETA and PETA Foundation events and staff meetings • Research and advise on equipment needs • Maintain a digital-based inventory of A/V equipment • Support A/V team members with logistics when appropriate • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • One year of professional A/V experience • Familiarity with industrial-grade video, audio and photo equipment • Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines in a professional manner • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs. on a regular basis • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Remote Work
Position Objectives: PETA has the most-engaged social media audience of any advocacy organization. Sustain and grow PETA’s reach and online presence, be a visionary for PETA’s social efforts, and drive PETA’s messages, making sure they resonate with the public. Through innovative social media marketing, our Director of Digital Marketing will ensure our campaigns make a splash with influencers and the media, push forward PETA's edgy animal rights message, and are timely with current events and trends.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Supervise PETA's social media managers and live social media strategists • Oversee PETA's presence on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram • Oversee PETA's live coverage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (including for protests, celebrity photoshoots, events breaking news, and more) • Oversee PETA's social media responding to the public and influencers • Work with other PETA departments to collaborate on creative social media marketing initiatives • Work with other marketing department managers (including for PETA's PETA Latino and peta2 programs) on implementing initiatives and new strategies • Oversee research and analysis to support and monitor PETA's social media efforts • Perform any other duties assigned by the Vice President of Marketing   Qualifications: • College degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Minimum of five years of online marketing and content marketing experience • Minimum of two years of management experience • Thorough understanding of complex marketing concepts and strategies • Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills • Proven excellent project management, strategic thinking, and analytical skills • Support for and knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • 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 • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Washington, DC, USA
Dec 07, 2018
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 • 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   Qualifications: • 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
PETA Washington, DC, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Position Objective: To provide legal advice on a wide range of animal protection issues that arise during the conduct of the organization's and its affiliates' charitable programs, with a focus on animals used in experimentation and access to public records.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Conduct legal research and provide advice on a variety of statutes, regulations, and case law related to animals used in experimentation Draft correspondence, letters of complaint, and other documents related to animals used in experimentation Participate in the development of creative opportunities for litigation related to animals used in experimentation Assist in the management of litigation related to animals used in experimentation Conduct legal research and advise on federal and state public records acts Draft and submit administrative appeals of public records act decisions by federal and state agencies Develop and manage internal database to track public records requests and administrative appeals Develop and manage internal database of developments related to federal and state public records acts Assist in the development and management of litigation of public records matters Communicate with government agencies, law enforcement officials, and nonprofit organizations in furtherance of the listed responsibilities and duties Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: J.D. and a minimum of five years of legal experience Experience with administrative law, criminal law, and public records acts preferred Member in good standing of a state bar association Proven excellent legal research, writing, and verbal advocacy skills Proven ability to handle multiple tasks within strict time constraints Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to communicate PETA's positions on issues with professionalism Commitment to the objectives of the organization  
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Position Objective: As a Fundraising Assistant, you have a unique opportunity to provide the PETA Foundations’ Corporate Giving Department with administrative support and share your enthusiasm for fundraising and discovering vegan/cruelty-free companies. You will maintain databases, develop social media accounts, PETA websites and third party fundraising websites.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: In consultation with PETA and in verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirements communicated by it: • Assist with basic processes relating to Corporate Giving programs including PETA Business Friends, the ‘PETA-Approved Vegan’ certification and third-party fundraising efforts. o Correspond with companies and build fundraising relationships o Maintain PETA Business Friends benefit fulfillment and onboarding o Support aspects of donor engagement in the social-media and website environment. Maintaining cultivation platforms including the PETA Mall website, its Facebook and Twitter pages, PETA’s coupon page, email campaigns and others. o Perform research projects on prospective companies and assemble data reports • Assist with maintaining third-party fundraising accounts • Discover new company prospects and actively promote the PETA Business Friends and other corporate giving programs • Draft responses to inquiries about a wide range of fundraising and animal rights topics and respond to inbound e-mails from PETA supporters, fundraisers, and third-party organizations • Maintain departmental databases and archives • Draft letters and assist with updating companies on their benefit fulfillment • Establish and maintain good communication and relationships at all levels of the organization and PETA and with PETA’s business partners • Perform any other duties or special projects assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Minimum of two years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, administrative support, corporate giving or philanthropic business partnerships. • Professional experience with social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter. • Proven excellent project management, strategic thinking and ability to meet multiple deadlines and organize tasks. • Experience with data entry and database-maintenance systems • Proficiency with a variety of Microsoft Office programs and WordPress • Proven excellent attention to detail • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. • Professional appearance, adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle, and familiarity with vegan/cruelty-free shopping.