Executive Assistant – Media Relations at PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Location: Remote, US
Salary: $20.29 Hourly
| Full-time
PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Title: Executive Assistant – Media Relations

Location: US National – Fully Remote

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Position Objective:

To provide high-level support to the director and senior vice president of the Media Relations Department

To initiate and manage a variety of projects for the Media Relations Department

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Represent the director and senior vice president in all forms of communication regarding campaigns, advertisements, and media inquiries

Develop, manage, and execute a variety of projects in consultation with senior staff, and make sound, independent decisions in their absence

Conduct research, prepare written analyses, make phone calls, schedule and lead meetings, and draft correspondence on behalf of senior staff and/or to support the department’s special projects

Draft and update detailed reports, SOPs, speeches, and letters covering a variety of issues

Identify outreach opportunities through media monitoring

Oversee and track the need for urgent weather media alerts

Organize mailings to media industry contacts, coordinate media tours, and help execute other media and/or advertising-related initiatives

Use WordPress to manage Media Center projects

Professionally represent PETA’s campaigns to the media and the general public

Exercise sound judgment and confidentiality at all times

Perform any other duties assigned by supervisors


Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Two years of high-level administrative support experience

Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Exceptional writing abilities, especially in composing and editing letters

Proven ability to make sound judgments and work independently

Demonstrated ability to deal with a wide range of people in a professional manner

Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver’s license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

Proven ability to take initiative and follow through

Proven strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail

Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines

Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues

This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination and booster

Commitment to the objectives of the organization

The hourly pay range for this position is $20.29 to $24.92 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.

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