Writers Guild of America, west--Research Department
Los Angeles, CA
The Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw) is a labor union that represents almost 8,000 writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries in both entertainment and news. The WGAW is responsible for organizing writers and enforcing its labor agreements. The Research Department is responsible for tracking and understanding the direction of the industry, its major players and emerging trends like new media. We also provide research and strategic planning for organizing and contract campaigns.
A strong commitment to social justice and an interest in working for a union are necessary. It would be advantageous for applicants to be familiar with Lexis Nexis and other research databases. Experience with Excel or Access is also desirable. Any corporate research experience or familiarity with financial concepts and analysis is also a plus. Interns are not expected to have experience with the entertainment industry.