Residuals Collections Administrator
Residuals Department

Based in Los Angeles, CA

The Residuals Department of the Writers Guild of America, West, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Residuals Collections Administrator. This position is a full time, exempt (salaried) position with excellent comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for the position begins at $69,756 annualized, commensurate with experience.

Under the direction and supervision of the Senior Director of Residuals, the Residuals Collections Administrator is responsible for the enforcement of the Guild’s collective bargaining agreements and provides managerial support to the Residuals Department. The Residuals Department ensures that writers are paid residuals due under the residual provisions of the Minimum Basic Agreements from 1953 to 2014.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of Guild entities (Members, Projects and Companies) and enforcement practices. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and logic skills, and the ability to manage staff and a caseload.


  • Administer and enforce the residuals provision of the Basic Agreements;
  • Supervise and direct the activities of departmental Collections staff;
  • Handle a residuals caseload;
  • Negotiate settlements of disputes when appropriate;
  • Investigate, research and analyze contractual and legal issues relating to residuals;
  • Prepare and review claim referrals and/or Notices of Claim for Arbitration;
  • Provide testimony on behalf of the Guild in residuals arbitration hearings;
  • Supervise and direct the activities of the departmental Estates/Trusts staff;
  • Answer telephone inquiries from writers, rate calls, agents, attorneys, and company representatives regarding the residuals obligations under the bargaining agreements;
  • Advise and assist other Guild departments regarding residuals issues and assist executive staff as required by the Senior Director of Residuals;
  • Prepare reports for appropriate persons and entities as required by the Senior Director of Residuals;
  • Other duties as required.


  • College degree required;
  • Legal background preferred;
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel required;
  • Management experience helpful;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills required;
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with persons on all levels, in person and on the telephone;
  • Must have the ability to multi-task, organize, prioritize and schedule work effectively.

To Apply
Applicants should email résumé and writing sample to the Human Resources Department of the Writers Guild at recruitment[at]wga.org.

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