Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

  • *Business Representative (Miami Local)

    Location US-FL-Doral
    Job ID 2019-1319
    Reports To
    FLSA Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Posted Salary
    USD $0.00/Yr.
    Miami Local
    Union Representation
    Union Code
  • Overview

    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. 


    What You’ll Do

    The Business Representative position is responsible for researching, processing and resolving claims on behalf of performers under SAG-AFTRA contracts.  Interpret contractual provisions for performers, talent agents, and production personnel.  Responsible for handling signatory processes and production monitoring.  Participate in outreach and educational events. As a highly visible member of the Miami Local team, you will be tasked with the following areas of responsibility:

    • Investigate, research, conciliate and resolve claims initiated by performers or their representatives.
    • Field inquiries and disseminate accurate rulings and interpretations regarding the theatrical and television agreements and related contracts.
    • Handle signatory procedures for the Short Film, Student Film, Ultra Low Budget, and Television and Theatrical Demonstration Reel Agreements.
    • Monitor theatrical and television production in the States and areas supported by the Miami Local, including collection of payroll and production and post-production documentation.
    • Conduct set visits for production in South Florida and other areas, as necessary.
    • Perform a significant role in outreach and educational events and assist with organizing producers and performers.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    What You’ll Need

    We want to make sure you’re successful. To be considered, you must have:

    • 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.
    • Must have high level of initiative to handle work that 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.
    • Able to use PC applications.
    • Familiarity with Oracle systems would be advantageous.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft office.
    • Able to accurately type 35 WPM.
    • Must be detail oriented.
    • Demonstrate interpretative and analytic ability, as well as possess comprehensive mathematical knowledge.
    • 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.
    • Have knowledge of the entertainment industry and the production process.
    • Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
    • Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor in a high stress environment, where constructive feedback is encouraged.
    • 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.
    • 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.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree or a combination of 5 years of education and experience in a labor relations or entertainment environment preferred.
    • Background in contract interpretation and enforcement a plus.
    • Bilingual: Ability to read and communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both orally and in writing required.
    • 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



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