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Media Writer

City, State
Duration / Dates
Full-time (not provided)
Salary / Rate
Based on experience
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About the Job

Position Objective:
To write news releases, pitches, and other press materials that promote various PETA and PETA affiliate campaigns and events

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Write news releases, pitches, and other press materials requested by the Communications Department, other departments, and PETA’s international affiliates
• Write and edit official letters to media
• Write interview facts for staff spokespeople and statements for the media for all campaigns and projects
• Review all news release request forms with a critical eye and determine what information is appropriate for press materials
• Keep up to date on PETA’s and its affiliates’ campaigns and incorporate changing elements into press materials
• Apply PETA’s in-house style guide to all written press materials
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
• Minimum of three years of professional writing experience; newspaper or magazine writing experience preferable
• Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the media industry
• Interest in animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
• Ability to handle stressful situations with diplomacy
• Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner
• Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through
• Proven ability to make sound judgments and work independently
• Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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