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Writers Guild of America, West

Writers Guild of America, West
 

Contracts and Information Analyst

Based in Los Angeles, CA

 

The Agency Department of the Writers Guild of America West, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Contracts and Information Analyst. This position is a full time, exempt (salaried) position with full benefits. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

The Contracts and Information Analyst reports to the Agency Director and is primarily responsible for the in-depth review and analysis of writer deal memos and contracts for the purpose of identifying and tracking key issues and trends in individual agreements and to support enforcement and negotiation of the Writers Guild of America Theatrical and Television Basic Agreement (“MBA”).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Conducts detailed review of writer deal memos and contracts to identify, assess, and track trends in overscale terms;
  2. Provides secondary review of writer deals to ensure that such agreements meet the minimum requirements of the MBA;
  3. Provides direct supervision of, and reviews information entered by, Guild staff performing initial review and entry of meta-data from contracts and deal memos. Enters data as needed and suggests enhancements and improvements to the data entry process;
  4. Develops and enhances databases, in collaboration with IT, Contracts and Research departments, of critical contract terms;
  5. Develops written reports assessing trends in contract and deal terms, including analysis by type of employment, made for market, employer and other factors. Provides regular updates to key staff (including Executive Staff) regarding trends;
  6. In coordination with Agency Director, engages with WGA member representatives to better understand contract trends and studio bargaining positions in individual deal negotiations; works with relevant WGA departments to strategize potential solutions to adverse trends through individual deal negotiations and collective bargaining;
  7. Engages with writers and their representatives whose contract or deal memo requires further investigation;
  8. Provides custom analysis of available contract and deal memo information for use by writers or their representatives in negotiations;
  9. Conducts basic review of individual writer deals as needed;
  10. Works with other WGA personnel to identify additional information relating to contracts or deal memos that is necessary to enforce the MBA and support other WGA strategic goals;
  11. Identifies MBA violations; coordinates with other WGA personnel to initiate demands on employers with respect to violations of the Guild's collective bargaining agreements;
  12. Refers unresolved MBA violations to the Guild's Legal Department when appropriate;
  13. Demonstrates poise and resilience under pressure;
  14. Performs other duties as directed by the Agency Director.

OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  1. At least three years of experience conducting legal discovery, litigation, contract negotiation, litigation support, or similar work involving high-volume document analysis and excellent organization.
  2. Excellent analytical, advocacy, and writing skills required.
  3. Must have strong attention to detail.
  4. Must be computer literate with a strong knowledge of Excel and using databases.
  5. Understanding of entertainment industry contracts, labor law, and entertainment industry collective bargaining agreements preferred.
  6. 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 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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