Writers Guild of America, West

Writers Guild of America, West

Residuals Processing Assistant

Based in Los Angeles, CA

The Residuals Department of the Writers Guild of America, West, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Processing Assistant. This position is a full time, non-exempt (hourly) position with excellent comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position begins at $37,000 annualized, commensurate with experience.

Under the supervision of the Senior Residuals Processing Administrator and the Processing Administrator, the Processing Assistant is responsible for processing residuals payments received by the Guild. The Residuals Department ensures that writers are paid residuals due under the residual provisions of the Minimum Basic Agreements from 1953 to present.


  1. Logs payment identification data into database and mails checks;
  2. Analyzes residual statements and checks to identify types of residuals being paid;
  3. Analyzes and applies the appropriate residuals provisions of the Writers Guild Basic Agreement to ensure that companies are paying residuals properly;
  4. Responsible for having working knowledge of all MBA residuals provisions;
  5. Assists with department phone coverage as necessary;
  6. Answers questions from members, companies, agents, business representatives, etc. regarding general and specific residuals obligations under the MBA, including investigating issues as necessary;
  7. Identifies inaccurate payments and prepares referral for follow-up;
  8. Analyzes and manipulates spreadsheets of payment information as necessary;
  9. Researches and audits Guild-covered projects using a variety of internal and external sources to determine if residual payments are due;
  10. Other duties as required.


  1. Must have good written, organizational, time management, follow-up, and math skills
  2. Must type 50 WPM and operate a 10-key by touch
  3. Must be computer literate in MS Word and Excel
  4. Must have excellent research skills and the ability to analyze complex issues
  5. Must be able to quickly acquire working knowledge of the Minimum Basic Agreement
  6. Must be detail-oriented and able to work accurately and quickly with highly detailed paperwork under minimal supervision in a busy department
  7. Must interact well with staff and membership
  8. Customer service experience is required

Interested applicants should email cover letter and résumé to the Human Resources Department of the Writers Guild at recruitment[at]wga.org by Friday, August 23, 2019.


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