Administrative Assistant at PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

  • Virtual Assistant
  • Fulltime
  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
Job Description

Administrative Assistant Animals in Film and Television

Fully Remote PETA

Job Type



Position Objective:

To provide support to PETAs Animals in Film and Television division of the Communications department

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Identify the use or depiction of animals in projects in all stages of film and TV development
  • Track industry trades, databases, and news publications for relevant updates
  • Track upcoming projects of key directors, producers, and writers, as well as for networks, studios, and streaming services
  • Stay up to date on entertainment news, the latest trailers and music video releases
  • Maintain contacts, correspondences, files, and research in the divisions databases, including archiving and organizing all files
  • Maintain the divisions calendar to track film releases and TV show premiere dates
  • Screen films and TV shows via streaming services or at nearby movie theaters as required to support the campaign objectives
  • Attend in-person premieres, limited screenings, and industry events, including demonstrations, as needed
  • Assist in the coordination of various campaigns and projects related to the use or depiction of animals in film and television
  • Assist the supervisor with PETAs gift promotions during awards season which, depending on your location, may include receiving and sending packages, assembling materials, and driving to hand deliver gifts
  • Schedule meetings and take clear and comprehensive meeting notes to distribute to appropriate staff
  • Review national and international film festival premiere summaries and reviews (Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, etc.)
  • Coordinate gifts and other mailings to industry contacts
  • Maintain PETAs whistleblower hotline and relay messages to appropriate staff
  • Process invoices and credit card expense reports
  • Provide research support as needed
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


  • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of high-level administrative support
  • Interest in and extensive knowledge of the film and TV industries
  • Extensive knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the division, and to think and act five steps ahead
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated effective online research skills
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be a self-starter with the proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines while working remotely and exercising sound judgment
  • Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner, with confidentiality at all times
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. drivers license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record
  • Must own or have access to a reliable car, as driving may be required for the position, sometimes on a moments notice
  • Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues
  • COVID-19 full vaccination and booster recommended
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

The hourly pay range for this position is $16.00 – $19.97 per hour. The ultimate hourly pay within this range that will be offered to a qualified candidate will be determined based on the candidates experience and the cost of living in the area in which the candidate will live and work. 

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