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Public Relations Specialist, U.S.

Mercy For Animals

Mercy For Animals

United States (Eastern or Central time zone preferred)

Marketing or communications







Mgmt responsibilities: 

Animal Charity Evaluators Review: 

Standout charity


Date posted:


None listed

About the Role

We currently seek a public relations specialist to join our public relations team. In this role, you will support the public relations team by drafting written materials, compiling press lists and monthly reports, and working with other departments across the organization to help meet their communications goals.
You will do invaluable work:
* Assist in the creation of communications collateral, including press releases, quotes, blog posts, op-eds, and website copy 
* Work with the director of public relations to pitch our campaigns, investigations, and videos to media outlets
* Respond to inquiries from print, radio, and television journalists
* Collaborate with other departments, including development, government affairs and public policy, and corporate engagement, to meet their public relations objectives
* Monitor news coverage and social media outlets for issues of interest to the organization and assist with rapid-response communications 
* Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures 
* Perform any other duties assigned 

Your qualifications will take our public relations team to the next level:
* One to three years of training or relevant experience in public relations, marketing, advertising, or advocacy/fundraising communications
* Very strong written and spoken communication skills
* Interest in animal welfare and farmed animal issues  
* Excellent organizational and scheduling skills
* Ability to work collaboratively, take direction, demonstrate initiative, and represent Mercy For Animals professionally
* Familiarity with the news-media industry (experience pitching the media a plus)
* Willingness to travel about one to three times a year for conferences or retreats
* Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
* Commitment to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

About the Organisation

Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free. As a leading farmed animal advocacy organisation, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

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