PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is hiring a

Latino Communications Assistant

PETA Latino Communications Assistant

  • Fully Remote • PETA

Position Objective:

To support the PETA Latino communications team in its efforts to do outreach and generate media coverage and celebrity/influencer support for PETA campaigns in the Latino community in the U.S. and abroad.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Researching opportunities for outreach through media, events, campaigning, and celebrity/social media influencer channels.
  • Staying up to date on current affairs and popular culture in the Latino community.
  • Researching celebrities and online influencers who are popular in the Latino community in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Assisting in the organization of celebrity/influencer projects, including photo shoots and the production and editing of print, radio, and TV commercials, as well as social media campaigns.
  • Take charge of maintaining detailed records including public figures who support PETA Latino’s work, interactions with celebrities/influencers and members of the media, and news releases and media hits.
  • Supporting PETA Latino’s work by assisting with various administrative tasks such as filing, form submission, financial reporting, booking travel, and other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
  • Drafting talking points, letters to celebrities and the media, ad text, and other writing assignments assigned by the supervisor.
  • Finally, you’ll be assisting the Managers of PETA Latino with other responsibilities specific to the program.

Requirements

  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Spanish are required. Fluency or conversational skills in Portuguese are a plus.
  • Excellent Spanish-language writing skills are a big plus
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Working with high-profile individuals requires the ability to be honest, reliable, and discreet.
  • You’re going to be communicating with the public, reporters, celebrities/influencers, publicity firms, stylists, and more, so the ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner will be essential.
  • Extensive interest in and knowledge of Latin popular culture is a must.
  • We need a strategic thinker who can conduct and analyze research and work both independently and with the team to maximize the reach of our campaigns for animals.
  • Many people say that they “thrive under pressure,” but this position has no shortage of tight deadlines, so you must really be able to crank out high-quality work within short timeframes.
  • This is a high-stakes job! Dealing with the media and celebrities means that you must be very organized and pay close attention to detail.
  • You’ll be working with the press and celebrities, so a professional appearance is key.
  • You must support PETA’s philosophy and have the ability to professionally advocate our positions on issues.
  • Naturally, you’d need to be committed to the objectives of the organization, and living a vegan lifestyle would be a part of this.
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