Animal Rescue Video Producer

  • PETA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Oct 04, 2019
Full time Media-Journalism Non-Profit

Job Description

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



• 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