Writers Guild of America, West

Writers Guild of America, West


Based in Los Angeles, CA


Counsel is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position with full benefits. This position is a Grade 14.

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Legal Services, Counsel is responsible for enforcement of the Guild’s collective bargaining agreements and writers' contracts (including employment, purchase and/or option contracts) through arbitration, litigation, and proceedings before the NLRB or state administrative agencies.


  1. Handle a large caseload including many cases of substantial complexity.
  2. Investigate each case and prepare the case for hearing/trial by interviewing potential witnesses, preparing subpoenas, compiling and analyzing contracts, financial records, statistical information, bargaining history and other documentary evidence.
  3. Conduct arbitration hearings, trials and other hearings on behalf of the Guild and writers.
  4. Conduct bargaining history and legal research related to cases and potential cases.
  5. Write briefs and other legal documents containing analysis of facts, legal and arbitral precedent, legal principles and argument.
  6. Negotiate settlement of disputes when possible.
  7. Prepare legal documents for court and other tribunals.
  8. Other duties as required.


  1. Advise and assist other Guild departments regarding legal issues and assist executive staff as required by the Director of Legal Services.
  2. Prepare reports for appropriate persons and entities, such as Executive Director, Assistant Executive Directors, Enforcement Task Force and Board of Directors as required by the Director of Legal Services.

Salary range - $106,400K-$125K

To Apply:
Have them provide their résumé to recruitment@wga.org

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