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Representative/Organizer

The Writers Guild is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Representative/Organizer for the Member Services Department. This position is a full time, exempt (salaried) position with full benefits. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

We are a democratic, progressive labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television/streaming, radio, and news employed by the major media companies. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the economic and creative rights of its members. We are involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and active in public policy, legislative and regulatory matters on the local, national, and international levels. Over the years, our members have consistently demonstrated a willingness to take on difficult issues and organize to challenge the industry status quo.

This position is an exciting challenge for a skilled organizer interested in building member power in a landscape of corporate consolidation and technological change. You will join a dedicated and experienced team of Guild leaders and staff as we prepare for the challenges of our upcoming 2023 contract campaign. The Representative/Organizer is responsible for activating Guild members to support the priorities of the elected Board of Directors, increase the Guild’s leverage and expand the Guild’s jurisdiction.

The WGAW is based on a hybrid schedule of 3 days in-office and 2 days remote. Vaccination and booster against COVID-19 is required of all employees unless they qualify for a lawful exemption.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Articulate the Guild’s goals and strategy, and educate members and potential members about the Guild, contracts, organizing, and their labor rights.
Identify, recruit, develop and engage strategic member leaders through the Guild’s Captains Program; support member working groups; recruit and develop writer organizing committees.
Work with members and other WGAW staff to effectively enforce contracts, expand Guild coverage, and increase members’ leverage.
Plan and implement campaigns that support the Guild’s key priorities including collective bargaining, organizing, contract enforcement, public policy, new member education and inclusion & equity.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

At least five years of experience representing and organizing professional and/or freelance employees. Candidates with more experience are highly encouraged to apply.
Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
Experience with internal organizing campaigns including leading meetings.
Contract campaign and strike experience preferred.
Experience training members for activism and leadership.
General knowledge of labor contract principles and labor law and ability to assimilate, frame and communicate enforcement issues.
Must be able to work with limited supervision, have superior discretion and regularly exercise independent judgment.
Must have excellent time management skills and ability to think and plan strategically.
Must have the ability to navigate complex political waters, including dealing with dynamic priorities.
Proficiency in Excel and MS Word.
Valid California driver’s license and reliable insured automobile for business use will be required.
Ability to travel locally and work weekends and evenings as required.
Knowledge of the entertainment industry a plus.
Applicants should email a resume, cover letter and provide 3 references (names and phone numbers) to the Human Resources Department of the Writers Guild at recruitment@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.