Business Agent

Date Posted: Nov 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Dec 09, 2022
Start Date: Nov 24, 2022

Salary From: 55K To 60K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Writers Guild of Canada

Guild representing professional screenwriters in Canada.



Job Description

Agreement Administrator
ORGANIZATION PROFILE:
The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) represents more than 2,000 professional English-language screenwriters in Canada. These are the creators who write the distinctly Canadian entertainment we enjoy on our televisions, movie screen, radios and digital platforms.
POSITION AVAILABLE (involves remote work):
Business Agent
The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) is seeking a permanent, full-time, Business Agent to start immediately. This is a position for a dedicated administrator, not for those seeking to further a pursuit in film production.
The responsibility of this position is to enforce terms of the WGC collective agreements with producers and broadcasters in the film and television industry.

The starting salary rang is $55,000 to $60,000 per annum plus applicable benefits.

Business Agents ensure that all writers engaged in the Guild's jurisdiction receive the full benefit of the negotiated agreements and that all engagers working in the Guild's jurisdiction apply all relevant conditions of such Agreement, in relation to the writer and to the Guild. Clerical functions will also be required.

Business Agents are required to provide general information regarding collective agreements to members, engagers, non-members, agents etc.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
a) Ensuring compliance by members and engagers to the terms of the WGC's Collective Agreements by:  protecting jurisdiction of the WGC through tracking of new projects, ensuring that engagers have filed required documentation and obtain and check that all writing contracts are in accordance with the relevant agreement; initiate and pursue inquiries regarding payments (including royalties) due to members, non-members and benefits carrier;
b) Agreement Enforcement:
Resolve disputes arising from non-compliance issues up to and including initiating grievance procedures and arguing grievances; when required, initiate and fully administer credit arbitration procedures; commence member disciplinary proceeding, when required.
c) Providing informational support:
address inquiries regarding WGC agreements from members, non-members, agents, lawyers etc., address inquiries, from engagers regarding the application and interpretation of WGC agreements and assist engagers in formulating production budget; providing suggestions and submission to bargaining committee, compilation of data for statistical review, as required.
d) Ensuring the maintenance of records:
organize and properly compile all production information, contracts and reconciling payments for each production; ensure that database records are maintained and follow-up initiated.
 

Requirements:

Qualifications:
  • university degree
  • has managed large and varied portfolio of projects or client files
  • work experience in the non-profit sector (arts/cultural preferred) and in customer service
  • superior communication, time management, organizational and analytical skills a must
  • minimum (5) five years in the workforce
  • demonstrated ability in resolving conflict
  • at least intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • a strong desire to pursue/continue a career in arts administration
Assets:
  • prior exposure to the Canadian film and television industry
  • knowledge of labour relations
bilingual (English/French)Qualifications:
  • university degree
  • has managed large and varied portfolio of projects or client files
  • work experience in the non-profit sector (arts/cultural preferred) and in customer service
  • superior communication, time management, organizational and analytical skills a must
  • minimum (5) five years in the workforce
  • demonstrated ability in resolving conflict
  • at least intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • a strong desire to pursue/continue a career in arts administration
Assets:
  • prior exposure to the Canadian film and television industry
  • knowledge of labour relations
  • bilingual (English/French)


Additional Info:

The WGC is committed to employment and pay equity and we encourage applications from all equity-seeking groups, including but not limited to, Indigenous and other racialized communities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ communities. In compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’), we provide the accommodations necessary to ensure full participation in our recruitment processes. If you require an accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us in your correspondence.
 

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants may forward a cover letter and resume to resume@wgc.ca before 5:00 p.m. EST on the closing date of  December 9, 2022. Resumes without cover letters will not be read.
 

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