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The Writers Guild of America, East is currently hiring for the following positions:

Lead Strategic Organizer (New York, NY)

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is a labor union representing professional writers of television shows, movies, digital, TV and radio news programs and documentaries, and content for new media platforms. We keep the public informed and entertained!

Summary:
The WGAE Lead Strategic Organizer is responsible for leading all stages of organizing workers to build collective power: Work with WGAE members and potential members to organize around workplace, media and entertainment industry issues including, but not limited to, contract negotiations/campaigns, industry wide union initiatives, trainings, greater equity and inclusion initiatives, lobbying efforts, member engagement and leadership development, and new organizing campaigns.

Duties may vary by campaign or industry, and may include but are not limited to the following:

Work Responsibilities:

  • Extensive interaction with current membership and others to develop organizing committees and leads
  • Develop and execute work plan that reflects campaign objectives
  • Utilize information from and about workers, employers, economic/financial research on target or industry
  • Win Union Elections and Leverage campaigns
  • Win Contract Campaigns
  • Leading other members staff
  • Coordinating with existing workplace leaders on organizing plans
  • Identifying and developing new workplace leaders to participate in organizing efforts
  • Conduct job site/group meetings with members and potential members to discuss ongoing organizing efforts
  • Communicate with members and potential members outside the workplace through meetings and phone calls
  • Coordinate with members and potential members to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization
  • Ensure consistent communication with members through regular emails, phone calls, one-on-one and small group meetings, along with turn out for larger membership meetings
  • Recruit, train and develop leaders, activists and committee members to become more involved in their union
  • Regularly use a variety of computer based research tools and relevant office software required for conducting union business.
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines and in a team environment
  • Work long and irregular hours to meet campaign demands
  • Additional tasks and job duties may be assigned at the discretion of management to assist with servicing and organizing all WGAE members and potential members

To Apply:
All interested applicants should send a résumé, cover letter, and references to: jmolito@wgaeast.org.

We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Salary range is $89,085.31 – $95.935.45. Excellent benefits including but not limited to employer paid health insurance, defined benefit pension plan.


Organizer (Hybrid/New York, NY)

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is a labor union representing professional writers of television shows, movies, digital, TV and radio news programs and documentaries, and content for new media platforms. We keep the public informed and entertained!

We are accepting applications for committed individuals who want to be Union Organizers.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to members and potential members.
  • Coordinating with existing workplace leaders on organizing plans.
  • Identifying and developing new workplace leaders to participate in organizing efforts.
  • Conducting job site/group meetings with members and potential members to discuss organizing efforts.
  • Communicating with members and potential members calls.
  • Coordinating with members and potential members to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization.
  • Mobilizing in support of a contract campaign or industry wide initiatives

Job Requirements

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Capacity to work independently and with a team.
  • The ability to make and follow through on a work plan.
  • Sharp communications skills.
  • Basic writing and computer skills.
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Previous experience in union or community organizing is desirable.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required.

To Apply:
All interested applicants should send a résumé, cover letter, and references to: jmolito@wgaeast.org.

We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

The salary range is $71,268 – $85,777.03 commensurate with experience and per the CBA. Excellent benefits including, but not limited to, employer paid health insurance, defined benefit pension plan.


Field Representative, Non-Fiction (New York, NY)

The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) is a labor union representing thousands of members who write content for motion pictures, television, news and online media. The Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members; conducts programs, seminars and events on issues of interest to writers; and presents writers’ views to various bodies of government.

Primary functions and responsibilities:

  • Maintain consistent and professional communication at all assigned non-fiction TV shops to retain knowledge of daily activities
  • Evaluate possible violations of the collective bargaining agreements through interpretation of non-fiction collective bargaining agreements
  • File grievances as per all non-fiction collective bargaining agreements
  • Train shop members and shop leaders in various topics including but not limited to their rights under the collective bargaining agreement, Weingarten rights and/or shop leadership skills
  • Lead or second chair negotiations for first and renewal non-fiction TV contracts
  • Engage and mobilize members in contract negotiation campaigns
  • Interface with WGAE leadership regarding all aspects of non-fiction TV negotiations and repping
  • Prepare and attend Labor Management Committee and Diversity Committee meetings
  • Facilitate WGAE training for the non-fiction TV community
  • Facilitate press strategy at each shop in coordination with the Director of Communications
  • Collaborate with Director of organizing and nonfiction team to help support industrywide and new organizing efforts.
  • Communicate with shop members about the Guild dues structure and facilitate compliance with union security provisions
  • Additional duties will include applying an organizing model to negotiation and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements for members already represented by the WGAE

Qualifications

  • At least five years of successful union organizing, bargaining, or servicing experience.
  • Experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements
  • Ability to plan and coordinate work activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers and members.
  • Ability to conduct research and gather information for negotiations, strategy development and other servicing and organizing activities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to work long and irregular hours and weekends
  • Ability to develop and execute a work plan

Salary and benefits
There is a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Salary range is $89,085 and $95,935. Benefits not limited to employer paid health insurance, defined benefit pension plan.

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Please send résumé and cover letter to humanresources@wgaeast.org

The WGAE is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law


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