Full Time Job
Business Representative (Commercials/Corporate Educational/Non-Broadcast)
What You’ll Do
The Business Representative will enforce contracts, research and file claims and is responsible for administration of all aspects of SAG-AFTRA contracts related to the Commercial & Corporate/Educational Department. Provide contract information to producers, members and members representatives. Participate in outreach, organizing efforts 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.)
• Disseminate accurate contract rulings and interpretations of commercial, corporate/educational and other agreements for principal and background performers.
• File claims and resolve contract disputes – includes mediation with production managers, producers, attorneys as well as arbitration preparation and testimony.
• Administer special agreements, e.g. PBS, Dubbing, Animation, New Media, Affirmative Action, Low Budget contracts.
• Participate in collective bargaining wages and working conditions process.
• Assist department manager in organizing non-signatory producers.
• Handle contract waiver requests, e.g. background performers as well as processing Taft-Hartley waivers.
• Perform additional duties as assigned.
What You’ll Need
We want to make sure you’re successful. To be considered, you must have:
• Experience with administration of collective bargaining agreements.
• Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively articulate complex contract issues and compose original correspondence and reports.
• Ability to communicate persuasively and effectively with performers and production personnel.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
• Must have high level of initiative to handle work, which is largely unsupervised.
• 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.
• Ability to work under pressure in a very high-paced environment.
• Ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines.
• Ability to expedite heavy workload efficiently.
• Must be detail oriented.
• Demonstrate interpretative and analytic ability.
• 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.
• Ability to accurately type 35 WPM.
• Able to use PC applications.
• 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 per day or per week (and/or overtime for applicable non- exempt positions), including weekends and holidays, as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.
• College degree a plus. 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
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. -