Assistant to the Vice President

Position Objectives:

  • To assist the vice president with projects related to PETA Asia’s campaign work, including writing tasks and personal correspondence
  • To organize and perform campaign demonstrations within Asia
  • To assist with the documentation and logging of investigation footage for the organization
  • To work on specific projects, as assigned by the vice president, to help promote the goals of the organization

Term of Employment:

Full-time

Reports to:

Vice President

Location:

Manila, Philippines (campaigns headquarters)

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Communicate on behalf of the vice president regarding campaigns, celebrity involvement, and media inquiries, and respond to inquiries (including taking calls, responding to voice mails and e-mails, and editing and managing written correspondence) with discretion and independent judgment
  • Organize, perform, and travel to demonstrations in support of PETA’s campaigns around Asia
  • Organize and maintain the vice president’s projects
  • Attend meetings with the vice president to take notes or dictation or to provide general assistance, when needed
  • Follow up on projects initiated by the vice president and see them through to completion, including liaising with other PETA affiliates
  • Handle media for PETA Asia’s projects, including sending out news releases, advisories, action alerts, and pitches for demonstrations and other events, and speak to media during demonstrations and other events
  • Perform and complete writing tasks (including draft letters, reports, and Web text)
  • Assist the vice president with completing in-house Internet forms
  • Work with PETA U.S.’ production team on organizing, editing, storing, and archiving investigation video and photo files
  • Manipulate and assemble footage, script, and other raw material to create videos that will meet PETA Asia’s needs
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the vice president

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills, especially in composing and editing letters
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
  • Demonstrated exceptional verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
  • Willingness to engage in some outdoor work
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally
  • Willingness and ability to be on 24-hour emergency call, as needed

How to Apply

Deadline for this position is: January 20, 2017

To apply for a position with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia, please complete this application form. Because of the high number of submissions that we receive, applications are not accepted by other means. Depending on your experience and your country of residence, some positions may require you to work as an independent contractor. Independent contractors are not employees and are not entitled to benefits.