Associate Commercials Strategist

Based in New York City, NY

Who We Are

SAG-AFTRA is the iconic American labor union that represents approximately 160,000 media professionals. SAG-AFTRA employees support our members and thrive on securing the strongest protections by negotiating the best wages, working conditions, health and pension benefits. We preserve and expand members’ work opportunities, vigorously enforce our contracts and protect our members against unauthorized use of their work.

What You’ll Do

The Associate Commercials Strategist position is responsible for participating in initiatives related to strategically repositioning SAG-AFTRA’s relationship within the commercial production community, with the goal of expanding work opportunities for a contingent workforce of commercial performers. This position is essential in developing work opportunities under the Commercials Contracts for members on a national basis, as well as building and maintaining relationships within the advertising community.

As a highly visible member of the Commercials and Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Contracts team, you will be tasked with the following areas of responsibility:

  • Training of staff and appropriate member leaders and activists on outreach and messaging techniques across the country.
  • Creation and implementation of educational literature in coordination with Commercials Strategist and other departments as necessary.
  • Develop relationships with and involve member and non-member performers in ongoing campaign activities.
  • Provide campaign organizing support to small and mid-sized locals.
  • Ongoing support to Commercials Strategist and National Director.
  • Work as a project manager on Commercials initiatives related to strategically repositioning SAG-AFTRA’s relationship with members, non-member performers and employers.
  • Travel on an as needed basis.
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need

We want to make sure you’re successful. To be considered, you must have:

  • Experience with organizing, relationship building, campaign management, and/or organizing techniques.
  • Superlative interpersonal skills: high degree of patience and tact. Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds both internally and externally.
  • Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
  • Strong research and analytical skills along with acute attention to detail
  • Reasonable understanding of the advertising industry.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
  • Able to clearly articulate key messages to colleagues, members, non-member performers, industry professionals and large groups, both orally and in writing
  • Able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, with strong follow-through skills.
  • Must be able to work in a very challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
  • Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor.
  • Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as SAG-AFRTA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
  • Must be available and willing to work extended hours (and/or overtime for applicable non- exempt positions) per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.
  • Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Experience in social work, community organizing, union organizing and/or campaign management.
  • Experience with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Knowledge of the Commercials Contracts highly desired.

What You’ll Get
We are a great place to work because we offer:

  • Colleagues that are passionate about what we do and how they contribute to our mission
  • Balance between work and home life responsibilities
  • Affordable and comprehensive medical and dental plans
  • Generous pension plan
  • Employee discounts and perks

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