Investigative Researcher
Norfolk, VA PETA
Job Type

Animal rights advocacy organization seeks an excellent researcher with a strong academic background, solid detective skills, the ability to follow faint trails, and at least two years’ work experience and an advanced degree preferred. This position involves researching a wide variety of topics such as crocodile farming, cattle exports, and the training and housing of captive wildlife and domestic animals exploited in entertainment and for blood banks, applying critical thinking skills, preparing analyses for review, and submitting legal and government oversight agency complaints. Must support animal rights.


Position Objective:

To conduct research projects in order to help promote the goals of the organization


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Thoroughly investigate complex areas of animal exploitation and abuse, as assigned

• Ensure factual accuracy and sourcing for a variety of projects related to PETA's campaign work

• Consult with the information officer and others regarding research needs

• Prepare analyses for review

• Maintain accurate and up-to-date project information

• Draft correspondence and respond to inquiries and requests

• Perform any other duties, including travel, as required.


• Degree in a related field or equivalent research experience; advanced degree preferred 

• Minimum of two years of research work experience

• Knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment

• Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines

• Adherence to a vegan lifestyle

• Demonstrated support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization






Application Deadline: 

Applications for this position will be accepted until August 10, 2024.

We may fill this job opening before the deadline if we find a qualified candidate.