Evidence Analyst

  • PETA
  • Remote (Norfolk, VA, USA)
  • Sep 18, 2023
Full time Non-Profit

Job Description


Position Objective: 

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.