The Writers Guild of America, East is a union of close to 7,000 members who craft content for screen, television and podcasts and who write news for television, radio, and digital media. The Guild negotiates and enforces collective bargaining agreements, organizes the unorganized, and provides a range of services for members including panel discussions, social gatherings, training sessions, and much more.
Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Member Services Manager creates and facilitates programs for specific groups of members and future members based on industry genre, demographics or particular interests. The position also supports membership-wide programming and communications.
· Oversee recruitment, programming and communications (including social media) for the Animation, New Media, Indie Film and Documentary Caucuses. Create and distribute communications related to caucuses.
· Coordinate Guild participation at film festivals and other industry events.
· Assist with onboarding of new members, including attending new member receptions and WGAE Mentorship Program events.
· Manage timeline, tasks and administration of Guild fellowship programs, including but not limited to the Made in New York Writers Room, and the WGAE/FilmNation New York Screenwriters Workshop.
· Facilitate the WGAE Showrunner Academy and Staff Writer Boot Camp.
Equity & Inclusion Programs
· Schedule, circulate the agenda for, attend, and record Committee for Inclusion and Equity meetings.
· Conduct research and outreach related to the NYS diversity production tax credit.
· Liaise with networks, studios, and industry associations to foster inclusion and equity for writers, including attending NYPA diversity meetings and sharing minutes.
· Execute communications and programming on behalf of the Salons, including the Women’s Salon, the LGBTQ+ Salon, the Asian-American Writers Salon, Black Writers Salon, Latinx Writer Salon, Career Longevity Salon and other salons in formation.
· Assist with WGA Awards event scripting, production, backstage setup and breakdown, and overall logistics.
· Attend events and screenings and assist with guest lists, check-in and logistics.
· Manage AirTable forms and Zoom break-out rooms as needed for special events.
Strong candidates for this position will have:
· Bachelor’s Degree and at least five years of experience in events or audience/
membership development, preferably in the entertainment industry, academia or labor.
· Knowledge of the independent film and documentary communities.
· Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills, including meeting planning and event logistics.
· Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability or interest in working as part of a team.
· Ability to manage multiple projects at once and on deadline.
· Labor union experience a plus.
· Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite as well as database management, eblast and web publishing programs.
The Writers Guild of America, East is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
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The Writers Guild of America, East is a union of close to 7,000 members who craft content for screen, television and podcasts and who write news for television, radio, and digital media. The Guild negotiates and enforces collective bargaining…