Associate Commercials Strategist
Commercials & Corporate Educational & Non Broadcast Contracts Department

Based in Los Angeles, CA

The Associate Commercials Strategist position is responsible for participating in initiatives related to strategically repositioning SAG-AFTRA’s relationship within the commercial production community, with the goal of expanding work opportunities for a contingent workforce of commercials performers. This position is essential in developing work opportunities under the Commercials Contracts for members on a national basis, as well as building and maintaining relationships within the advertising community.


  • Training of staff and appropriate member leaders and activists on outreach and messaging techniques across the country.
  • Creation and implementation of educational literature in coordination with Commercials Strategist and other departments as necessary.
  • Develop relationships with and involve member and non-member performers in ongoing campaign activities.
  • Provide campaign organizing support to small and mid-sized locals.
  • Ongoing support to Commercials Strategist and National Director.
  • Work as a project manager on Commercials initiatives related to strategically repositioning SAG-AFTRA’s relationship with members, non-member performers and employers.
  • Travel on an as needed basis.
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned.


  • Experience with organizing, relationship building, campaign management, and/or organizing techniques.
  • 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.
  • Able to understand, retain and clearly articulate key messages to colleagues, members, individual producers and large groups.
  • Strong research and analytical skills along with acute attention to detail
  • Reasonable understanding of the advertising industry.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
  • Able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, with strong follow-through skills.
  • Must be able to work in a very challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
  • Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor.
  • Must be available and willing to work extended hours, 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.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Experience in social work, community organizing and/or campaign management.
  • Experience with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Knowledge of the Commercials Contracts highly desired.

Certificates, licenses, and/or registrations:

  • Must have a current driver license and automobile (in reliable working condition), and current automobile insurance that meets the state minimum requirements.

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