Who We Are
SAG-AFTRA is the iconic American labor union that represents approximately 160,000 media professionals. SAG-AFTRA employees support our members and thrive on securing the strongest protections by negotiating the best wages, working conditions, health and pension benefits. We preserve and expand members’ work opportunities, vigorously enforce our contracts and protect our members against unauthorized use of their work.
What You’ll Do
Business Representative will provide contract information to producers, members, and members representatives. Enforce various collective bargaining agreements, research and file claims. Participate in outreach and educational events.
(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed. It does not explain in detail every single duty performed.)
- Interprets and enforces contracts.
- Files claims on behalf of all principal and background performers.
- Coordinates with SAG-AFTRA’s Legal department on claims referred for arbitration; prepare claims synopses summarizing relevant issues pertaining to claim and claim history; may be required to provide expert testimony in arbitration.
- Communicates with initiating claimants regarding the progress on, and ultimate resolution of their claims; creates reasonable expectations regarding the outcome.
- Interprets and explains to members, signatory companies and third parties involved in the exploitation of SAG-AFTRA’s covered productions the provisions within the SAG-AFTRA television contracts; may be any of the current or previous agreements negotiated and/or promulgated.
- Audit productions for contract compliance on an as needed basis.
- Represent SAG-AFTRA through participation in various committees, workshops, seminars, panel discussions and speaking engagements in the industry. May also serve as a staff liaison to various SAG-AFTRA committees or other posts as may be assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
What You’ll Need
We want to make sure you’re successful. To be considered, you must have:
(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.)
- Must have the ability to read, understand and interpret contracts.
- Must be customer service oriented and have the ability to interact well with members, performers, studio management and staff with tact and diplomacy.
- Familiarity with Oracle systems would be advantageous.
- Must have comprehensive mathematical knowledge and abilities.
- Able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
- Able to accurately type 35 WPM.
- Able to use PC applications.
- Must be proficient in Google G Suite.
- Must be well-organized and detail oriented.
- Must be able to work under pressure and work to imposed deadlines.
- Must be able to multi-task and work independently.
- Superlative interpersonal skills: high degree of patience and tact. Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds both internally and externally.
- Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
- Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
- Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor.
- Must be able to work in a challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
- Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion.
- Must be available and willing to work extended hours (and/or overtime for applicable non- exempt positions) per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.
- Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
*The Employer reserves the right to add, delete or change tasks and responsibilities within each job description. Further, in order to maintain efficient operations, work assignments may be redistributed on a short and long-term basis.
- Undergraduate degree or a combination of 5 years of education and experience in a labor relations or entertainment environment preferred.
- Juris Doctor degree a plus, but not required.
What You’ll Get
We are a great place to work because we offer:
- Colleagues that are passionate about what we do and how they contribute to our mission
- Balance between work and home life responsibilities
- Affordable and comprehensive medical and dental plans
- Generous pension plan
- Employee discounts and perks