Media Writer at PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Media Writer

Location: US National (except Colorado)

Job Type: Full-time


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

This position cannot be performed in Colorado.