Writers Guild of America, West

Writers Guild of America, West

Research & Policy Analyst

Based in Los Angeles, CA


The Writers Guild of America, West, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Research & Policy Analyst. This position is a full time, exempt (salaried) position with excellent comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

The Research & Policy Analyst reports to the Director of Research and Public Policy. The position provides research and analysis to support organizing, contract negotiations, enforcement, public policy and general Guild strategy. The department’s recent work includes advocating for Open Internet protections at both the state and federal level, opposing the T-Mobile-Sprint, AT&T-Time Warner and Disney-Fox mergers and supporting Guild campaigns.


  1. Conducts in-depth research into the media and entertainment industry, conglomerates and production companies by gathering and analyzing news, regulatory, legal, industry and financial information from a variety of public and private sources.
  2. Provides written analysis of key trends, employers, and industry developments.
  3. Compiles and analyzes data on television networks, companies, programming, writing jobs and compensation from internal sources, external television and film databases and internet research.
  4. Participates in the development and implementation of organizing, bargaining, enforcement and public policy campaign strategies in cooperation with Guild staff and allies.
  5. Performs financial analysis on companies operating in the industry.
  6. Participates in the development and maintenance of databases for tracking film, television and digital media productions.
  7. Performs research on public policy issues important to the Guild and its members. Research includes tracking of regulatory and legislative action on key public policy issues.
  8. Develops materials to support the Guild’s public policy positions. Participates in the research and writing of the Guild’s public policy filings for state and federal agencies.
  9. Prepares memos analyzing public policy issues to inform Guild decision-making.
  10. Communicates and coordinates with a diverse group of people including staff, members and external groups.
  11. Other duties as required.


  1. Must be able to work independently.
  2. Strong organizational skills, including reliability and ability to balance competing projects and priorities and meet deadlines.
  3. Commitment to building a strong labor movement.
  4. Strong analytic, quantitative, and interpersonal skills.
  5. Technical research and investigative experience including familiarity and comfort with basic financial concepts and analysis.
  6. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  7. Working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional organizing methods and related labor and employment law especially non-NLRB procedures.
  8. Be able to attend occasional evening or weekend meetings.
  9. Must be computer literate in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  10. Must have a valid CA driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable personal vehicle.
  11. Knowledge of entertainment and media industry structure and business practices (TV, cable, film, digital media) preferred.

The successful applicant must be available to travel and be able to work weekends and evening meetings when required. Regular evening and infrequent weekend events and meetings are anticipated.

To Apply
Applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to the Human Resources Department of the Writers Guild at: recruitment[at]wga.org.

For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.

WGAW is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage qualified people with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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