Writers Guild of America, West

Writers Guild of America, West

Enforcement Specialist

Based in Los Angeles, CA


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

The Enforcement Specialist reports to the Agency Director and is primarily responsible for coordinating and implementing strategies designed to address key enforcement challenges including demands for free work during the pitching, development and employment phases of projects.


  1. Develops and oversees Guild enforcement program to address free work abuses of writers, consisting of regular check-ins, conducted via email and phone outreach, with writers throughout their employment on a given project;
  2. Conducts outreach to writer representatives on free work enforcement issues; collaborates with writer representatives to address free work abuses;
  3. Coordinates development and enhancement of databases that track project employment;
  4. Drafts educational materials for email communications and the website regarding free work demands and enforcement;
  5. Provides regular reporting and assessment of the Guild’s free work enforcement and outreach initiatives;
  6. Identifies and tracks producers who request free work from writers;
  7. Collaborates with writer representatives to develop and administer a program to provide relevant project information to writers considering pitching on a given project;
  8. Collaborates with the IT and Communications departments to develop web materials and interface to track project information for writers;
  9. Conducts periodic outreach to writers pitching on theatrical and pilot projects concerning free work;
  10. Identifies MBA violations; coordinates with other WGA personnel to initiate demands on employers with respect to violations of the Guild's collective bargaining agreements;
  11. Refers unresolved MBA violations to the Guild's Legal Department when appropriate;
  12. Demonstrates poise and resilience under pressure;
  13. Performs other duties as directed by the Agency Director.


  1. At least three years of representing professional and/or freelance employees.
  2. Excellent communication and public speaking skills a must.
  3. Strong analytical, advocacy, and writing skills required.
  4. Must have excellent time management skills and ability to think and plan strategically.
  5. Must have the ability to navigate complex political waters, including dealing with dynamic priorities.
  6. Must have strong attention to detail.
  7. Must be computer literate with proficiency in Excel.
  8. Understanding of entertainment industry contracts, labor law, and entertainment industry collective bargaining agreements preferred.
  9. Must be able to work well with others and be a motivated self-starter who can perform the job duties with limited supervision.

The WGAW is currently operating remotely, but the position is based in Los Angeles when in-office work is able to resume based on state and local public health guidelines.

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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