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Writers Guild of America, West

Writers Guild of America, West
 

Contracts Information Specialist

Based in Los Angeles, CA

 

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

The Contracts Information Specialist reports to the Senior Contracts Counsel and is responsible for the acquisition and analysis of information necessary to enforce the Guild’s collective bargaining agreements and support the Guild’s strategic missions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Work with the Contracts Department team to identify information necessary to enforce the Minimum Basic Agreement ("MBA") (in particular, the terms and conditions of the Sideletter on Literary Material Written for Programs Made for New Media ("New Media Sideletter")) and support other WGA strategic goals;

  • Obtain budget information from companies and other sources related to the Guild's theatrical low budget agreements;

  • Develop tactics to obtain the necessary information utilizing all available sources, including writers, Member Organizing and other WGA staff, agents, and employers using coordinated requests, one-on-one negotiations, formal and informal communications, and various types of legal demands;

  • Administer, track, and coordinate information requests under MBA and the National Labor Relations Act regarding new media budgets, contracts, subscriber counts, and other information necessary to enforce the MBA;

  • Administer, track, and enforce the provisions of the MBA related to the reacquisition of theatrical literary material under MBA Article 16.A.8.d.;

  • Coordinate with other WGA personnel to initiate demands on employers with respect to violations of the Guild's collective bargaining agreements (in particular, violations related to the New Media Sideletter and the theatrical reacquisition provisions) and negotiate settlements where appropriate;

  • Refer unresolved MBA violations to the Guild's Legal Department when appropriate;

  • Assist the department in other tasks as assigned, including investigations, research, and responding to internal and external inquiries; 

  • Demonstrate poise and resilience under pressure;

  • Perform other duties as directed by the Senior Contracts Counsel.

OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1.  At least five years of experience conducting legal discovery, litigation or litigation support, or similar document demands and organization.
2.  Excellent analytical, advocacy, and writing skills required. 
3.  Commitment to building a strong labor movement.
4.  Must have strong attention to detail.
5.  Must be computer literate with a strong knowledge of Excel and using databases. 
6.  Understanding of entertainment industry contracts, labor law, and entertainment industry collective bargaining agreements preferred.
7.   Must be able to work well with others and be a motivated self-starter who can perform the job duties with limited supervision. 

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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