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 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Feb 17, 2019
Full time
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 • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle • Willingness and ability to travel • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Washington, DC, USA
Feb 12, 2019
Full time
Position Objectives: Media relationships are critical to PETA's methodology, and the media relations team is a crucial part of PETA's U.S. and international media campaign strategy. The media relations team develops and maintains relationships with the media, helps develop stories about PETA’s serious work, and sets the approach for the presentation of those stories. The media director will be responsible for leading that team and ensuring its success for PETA.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Research and identify appropriate local and international media outlets for placing coverage of PETA's critical investigative, scientific, legal, and corporate animal-protection campaigns. • Pitch PETA’s serious efforts to reporters, editors and producers. • Oversee the cultivation and maintenance of professional relationships with these selected media outlets • Train the media relations team in PETA's unique writing style and publication approach and lead the team in developing powerful, newsworthy stories on the domestic and international levels • Set the strategy for presenting stories to selected U.S.-based European, U.S., and international media outlets to secure coverage • In time, develop and oversee a media specialist team in presenting PETA's critical campaigns to the media. Conduct interviews and hire media specialists for the team, manage and be responsible for the performance of staff, conduct performance evaluations, and assign and supervise work activities   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the media industry • Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines • Effective public speaking abilities • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle • 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 • Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to advocate PETA’s positions on issues professionally • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Feb 12, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: To take primary responsibility for the accurate and timely packing of all literature and inventory requests from PETA activists and staff members of the PETA Foundation and its supported organizations   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Fulfill literature requests for the PETA Foundation and its supported organizations from various sources • Prepare and stock premade packs • Prepare address files for labels and mail merges • Train PETA interns and volunteers in proper packing techniques • Assist visitors to the department • Restock inventory • Stock fulfillment supplies • Assist the mailroom clerk • Run departmental errands • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • High school diploma or equivalent experience • Demonstrated customer service skills • Knowledge of the Internet, e-mail, and Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel software • Proven exceptional attention to detail • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills • Proven ability to work well under pressure • Demonstrated excellent organizational 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
Feb 06, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: As a Corporate Giving Assistant, you are a fundraiser with a unique opportunity to be creative and share your enthusiasm for discovering vegan/cruelty-free companies and the products they sell. You will develop, maintain and propose strategies for over 100 of PETA’s business partners, cultivate prospects and leverage your relationships with companies to support PETA’s work.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: In consultation with PETA and in verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirements communicated by it: • Maintaining and cultivating fundraising relationships with PETA’s business partners and prospects. • Develop and propose customized strategies and leveraging your relationships with companies to support PETA’s work via in-kind product donations and major gifts. • Support aspects of donor engagement in the social-media environment. Grow and enhance cultivation platforms including the PETA Mall website, its Facebook and Twitter pages, PETA’s coupon page, email campaigns and others. • 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 fundraising organizations. • Establish and maintain strong professional relationships with staff at all levels of PETA and the PETA Foundation, and with PETA’s business partners. • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Minimum of two years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising, corporate giving or philanthropic business partnerships. • Proven ability to maintain professional working relationships with members, supporters and business partners. • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines in a professional manner • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times. • Professional appearance, adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle and familiar with vegan/cruelty-free shopping. • Ability to represent PETA's philosophy and professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Professional experience with social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. • Proficiency with a variety of Microsoft Office programs and WordPress. • Commitment to the objectives of the organization.
PETA Los Angeles, CA, USA
Feb 06, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: The Fundraising Events Department is a fast-paced work environment that brings to life exclusive PETA donor-based fundraisers and other events supporting PETA's work. This department plans, manages, and executes a variety of PETA events per year, and the fundraising events assistant coordinator is critical to keeping the department on track as well as assisting with the planning and coordinating of PETA’s fundraising events. We are looking for a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual who has a passion for animal rights and events.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Provide all team members with high-level administrative support Maintain confidential information and filing systems Establish and maintain good communication and relationships at all levels of the organization In relation to administrative work: o Perform data entry o Prepare correspondence, expense reports, financial requests, and other documents for the department o Maintain event calendars, timelines, and reminder systems for each PETA event o Manage event inventory and the shipping, receiving, and storage of event supplies.  Oversee the complete organization and upkeep of event storage. In relation to event planning: o Conduct in-depth research on PETA event-related items such as venues, caterers, and concepts, and create documents to track research o Manage and track event RSVPs using PETA’s donor database and other tracking documents o Assist in working with contracted event vendors and developing relationships with such vendors o Assist with the solicitation of donations for donor gift bags o Assist with the production of invitations, mailings, acknowledgements letters, awards, and other event-related materials o Potential opportunity to take a key lead role on planning and organizing a fundraising event with guidance from supervisor Field phone calls and emails from PETA donors and answer any questions related to events and donations and establish and maintain solid communication and relationships with PETA donors Provide additional support for all fundraising events and assist the department coordinator, manager and director as needed Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: Minimum of three years of administrative, customer-service, and/or donor-services Minimum of one year of event-support experience Experience with data entry and database-maintenance systems Proficiency with a variety of Microsoft Office programs Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times Proven ability to establish priorities, organize tasks, and meet multiple deadlines Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. 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 Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Washington, DC, USA
Jan 31, 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 • 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 Norfolk, VA, USA
Jan 31, 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
Jan 31, 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 Washington, DC, USA
Jan 31, 2019
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
Jan 31, 2019
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
Jan 31, 2019
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
Jan 31, 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 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jan 31, 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 Washington, DC, USA
Jan 31, 2019
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