Broadcast Business Representative
Full Time Job
Broadcast Business Representative (Seattle Local)
What You’ll Do
Protect the interests of SAG-AFTRA and its members by negotiating and enforcing SAG-AFTRA broadcast collective bargaining agreements in all matters relating to the terms and conditions of employment for broadcast employees, as well as member outreach through station visits and bargaining unit meetings. Supports staff in internal and external organizing for broadcast stations within the geographic scope of the Seattle and Portland Locals. Provide support to members with their health and retirement benefits. Support the Locals’ staff, Boards of Directors and broadcast member committees by providing advice and opinions on issues as assigned.
(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed. It does not explain in detail every single duty performed.)
• Assist with drafting, negotiating and administering broadcast contracts with television and radio stations.
• Provide general overview, information and assistance to covered broadcast employees including frequent station visits and bargaining unit meetings.
• Work in alignment with national strategy on issues such as minimum contractual standards.
• Address issues and share information through regular labor/management meetings.
• Handle grievances, resolutions through Federal Mediation and/or settlement discussions, in an effort to preempt arbitration or litigation. Collaborate in the handling of arbitration matters.
• Establish working relationships with employer counterparts in order to effectively administer and enforce the terms of broadcast collective bargaining agreements.
• Consult with Local staff, other Broadcast staff and the Chief Broadcast Officer on particular issues, strategy, proposals, responses and the like.
• Work with National Organizing and Broadcast staff, Local staff and the Chief Broadcast Officer to create, implement and facilitate internal and external organizing initiatives and directives, and comprehensive strategies to serve the needs of the Seattle and Portland Locals as well as the national broadcast membership.
• Provide assistance in the administration of dues check-off and other membership related matters.
• Establish and maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of the union health and retirement plans. Assist members in obtaining health and retirement benefits under the union health and retirement plans via the terms of the collective bargaining agreements; including working closely with the health and retirement plans' staff to ensure proper benefits coverage of members.
• Perform other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.
What You’ll Need
We want to make sure you’re successful. To be considered, you must have:
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
• Able to negotiate and advocate effectively with tact and diplomacy.
• 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
• Strong mathematical and financial skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel.
• Detail oriented with the ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks under deadlines.
• Able to work under pressure.
• 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 be able to 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 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.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field.
• At least five years' experience, preferably with a labor organization or in the field of labor relations, focusing on contract negotiations, contract administration, dispute resolution, and employee benefits.
• Must have a current driver's license, automobile (in reliable working condition), and current automobile insurance that meets the state minimum requirements.
• Experience in labor negotiations, collective bargaining, labor organizations or union organizing preferred.
• Knowledge of entertainment and/or news and broadcast industry a plus.
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
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.