Campaigns Assistant for Taiwan (PETA Asia-Pacific)

Position Objective:

To assist PETA Asia-Pacific’s work with activists, members, celebrities, and the media in order to bring attention to animal rights issues throughout Taiwan, as assigned by the director. This position is based in Taiwan or Manila.

Term of Employment:

Full-time

Reports to:

Director of PETA Asia-Pacific

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with coordination and management of a media plan and an agenda of celebrity events, campaign protests, and other campaign issues in Taiwan
  • Encourage and facilitate activism across Taiwan by communicating with activists, encouraging them to be active in behalf of animals
  • Regularly update and maintain a Taiwan media database
  • Develop and manage cutting-edge campaigns against companies and industries that abuse animals
  • Organize and maintain a database of local celebrities, and help develop ideas to increase their involvement in animal issues
  • Help send out news releases in Taiwan, make follow-up calls to the media, and work to keep PETA Asia-Pacific’s campaigns in the media spotlight
  • Assist with the production of Taiwanese versions of PETA Asia-Pacific ads and the translation of materials, as needed
  • Direct media calls to the appropriate person
  • Assist with demonstrations or photo shoots, as needed
  • Travel for demonstrations, speaking engagements, and other events, as needed
  • Help with other campaigns, as needed, and work on special projects, as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Passion for fighting cruelty to animals and desire and willingness to participate in provocative campaigns
  • Outgoing and personable manner with exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in spoken English and Mandarin and written English and Traditional Chinese
  • Must be a self-starter who can deal with multiple and various tasks at once
  • Ability to deal patiently with the media
  • Proven, thorough knowledge of animal rights issues
  • Supportive position vis-à-vis PETA Asia-Pacific’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA Asia-Pacific’s positions on issues
  • Must adhere to a vegetarian lifestyle
  • Ability and willingness to travel, if necessary
  • Computer proficiency
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
  • Previous activist experience preferred
  • Ability to work from home

To apply for a position with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific, please complete this application form. Because of the high number of submissions received, 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.

 

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