Aug 09, 2019

Membership Communications Staff Writer

  • PETA Foundation
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
Development Animal Rights

Job Description

Position Objectives:

To write advocacy and fundraising copy for PETA and its international affiliates.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Write and revise direct mail and email appeals, acknowledgment letters, progress reports, and other fundraising copy

• Create new and revised advocacy copy to respond to members and prospects who contact PETA or its international affiliates

• Create internal reports to help staff in their work with donors and prospects

• Monitor PETA affiliate websites and fundraising appeals and proactively suggest and develop new advocacy copy

• Write talking points to guide staff in verbal conversations about programs of PETA and its international affiliates

• Assist with preparation of scripts for fundraising and membership events

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

• Minimum of one year of professional writing experience, which may include writing for newspapers, magazines, or other publications

• Experience writing email and web communications (enews, blogs, etc)

• Experience with fundraising appeals, acknowledgments, scripts desired

• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns of PETA and its international affiliates

• Proven ability to meet deadlines while under pressure

• Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail

• Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner

• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through

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

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Title / Level of Responsibility

Coordinator

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