Executive Assistant - Media Relations
Fully Remote PETA
Job Type

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. 

A list of benefits available to qualified employees is available here.