People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is looking to hire an organized, detail-oriented animal rights advocate to analyze and compile evidence gathered during field observations and to draft legal complaints and public education materials. This "behind-the-scenes" work plays a major role in PETA's work, shining a spotlight on the plight of animals who are abused on factory farms, in slaughterhouses, in laboratories, in circuses, and in other cruel industries. Meticulous attention to detail and a systematic approach are required. Experience in court reporting, criminal law practice, police or humane investigative work, or animal welfare regulatory enforcement may be helpful.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Take ownership of and work multiple facets of field observations, including:
o Review and log field observers' notes and identify and propose avenues of pursuing violations and other items of potential interest
o View, carefully listen to and transcribe recordings, and catalog incidents for use in complaints and/or publication
o Independently assess evidence for violations of laws and regulations and draft detailed complaints to various agencies
o Coordinate and lead internal and external meetings, including with public officials and humane agents, related to the public release of field observations
o Perform a variety of writing, research, and administrative tasks in preparation for the public release of field observations
• Initiate research and interpretation of a variety of animal-protection issues in order to further field observations
• Maintain strict confidentiality at all times
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
• Degree in a related field and a minimum of three years of relevant experience
• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
• Demonstrated ability to transcribe audio recordings and describe contents of video recordings accurately
• Proven meticulous attention to detail and excellent analytical and editing skills
• Proven ability to conduct in-depth legal and other research
• Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to make sound, independent judgments
• Proven excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle many issues simultaneously
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
• 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. drivers' license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record
• COVID-19 full vaccination and booster recommended
• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's position on issues
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization
The hourly pay range for this position is $18.20 - $22.43 per hour. The ultimate hourly pay within this range that will be offered to a qualified candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and the cost of living in the area in which the candidate will live and work.
A list of benefits available to qualified employees is available here.
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.