Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700

Motion Picture Editors Guild
IATSE Local 700

Field Representative

Based in New York, NY


The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) is a national labor organization currently representing over 8,500 freelance and staff post-production professionals that are located across the country. Ours is the world's premiere craft guild that sets the standards for excellence in the post-production industry.

MPEG negotiates new collective bargaining agreements (union contracts) and enforces existing agreements with employers involved in post-production. We help with securing better conditions, including but not limited to financial (better pay), medical (better health insurance), safety (turnaround time) and artistic concerns (assignment of credit).

The Guild is seeking a Field Representative that is dependable, has a strong a work ethic, and strong analytical skills to join our team. This position is located in New York. The ideal individual will work with Guild members and executives. Annual salary is $119,399.00.

Knowledge of Federal and State Regulations preventing unlawful harassment and/or discrimination in the workplace preferred. Candidates will need to demonstrate experience in counseling members in situations that come up in the union work environment.

Interested candidates can email a résumé and cover letter to MPEG at: wfortin@editorsguild.com.


  1. Address member and employer issues in a timely and professional manner
  2. Administer collective bargaining agreements
  3. Ensure employer compliance with collective bargaining agreements
  4. Compile pre-grievance information for supervisor
  5. Represent members during investigatory and disciplinary meetings
  6. Assist in all collective bargaining efforts, including contract campaigns, ratification processes and organizing drives
  7. Attend Board of Directors meetings, picket lines, rallies, seminars, and conferences as assigned
  8. Visit worksite locations and engage with membership
  9. Investigate potential contract violations
  10.  Effectively communicate and interact with the union membership and employers
  11. Educate members on the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreements
  12. Maintain documents and investigation notes for potential grievances and arbitrations
  13. Represent the Motion Picture Editors Guild to other unions and signatory employers in a professional manner
  14. Support the efforts of the organizing staff
  15. Other duties as assigned


  • Strong commitment to the labor movement
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to relate and work with diverse groups of people in high pressure environments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers and members
  • Proven ability to organize and plan work
  • Leadership skills to educate and motivate members
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in complex situations
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as a team-player
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to author letters, emails, magazine articles and contract summary language
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with online social media
  • Willingness and ability to work long and irregular hours and weekends
  • Ability to travel


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required

Licenses or Certificates

  • California Drivers’ License

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