Careers

Looking for your occupassion? Tired of raising money for causes that don’t inspire you? Love writers and writing? Want to work at the nexus of the arts and entertainment and public service? Willing to read a longish job spec and submit a resume that’ll make us want to meet you? Look no further!

The Writers Guild Foundation celebrates the vital importance of screen storytelling and storytellers. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer and Mentorship Programs, our Archive, and the Shavelson-Webb Library – the world’s only library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.

While our salaries are very non-profity, our benefits are outstanding and include health insurance, paid time off, sick leave, a pension program, access to special screenings, and super way cool co-workers. Plus, our offices are in a great part of town, across the street from the Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax.

We are an equal opportunity employer. You must be eligible to work legally in the United States without employer sponsorship. You must have a valid California driver license. A job offer is contingent: Hire is subject to the results of a background check.


Current Opportunities:

OFFICE AND DATABASE ASSISTANT

Want to work at the nexus of the arts and entertainment and public service?  Look no further! 

We are looking for a motivated, detail-oriented, organized, emotionally intelligent person to help us keep the trains running as the office assistant.  This full-time position is ideal for someone with 1-3 years of experience in non-profits or an office environment.

The Writers Guild Foundation (www.wgfoundation.org) is a non-profit that serves current and aspiring members of the Writers Guild of America West. In this role, you will assist the Executive Director and staff with administrative duties and database management.

DAILY DUTIES:

  • Maintaining and updating CRM database of donors, event attendees, and friends of the Foundation

  • Front office administration: Answering general phone line, general email inquiries, greeting guests

  • Coordinating schedule and meetings for Executive Director

  • Light bookkeeping

  • Tracking office supply inventory, filing, managing incoming and outgoing mail

  • Board meeting assistance: taking meeting minutes, organizing packets, coordinating catering

  • Assisting with ongoing WGF programs, fundraisers, and events when needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Disciplined, precise, sharp, detailed, self-aware

  • Comfortable multi-tasking without getting all frazzled

  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituencies, including WGF and WGA staff, board members, volunteers, donors, events attendees, program participants, and other supporters

  • Self-starter, able to work independently

ASSUMED BASIC SKILLS:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet research 

  • Familiarity with office equipment and applications 

  • Understand and appreciate the art and business of television and film

  • Willing and able to learn and be coached

  • Getting stuff DONE

  • Able to think on your feet and manage through situations without ruffling feathers

THE BUREAUCRATIC BIT (a.k.a., the Blah Blah Blah):

Please be sure you meet the qualifications before you apply.  A persuasive cover letter or note describing your understanding of our organization and why you are a good fit will get our attention. Submitting your cover and resume in one convenient, combined, printable document (PDF or Word) makes our lives easier and increases your chances of having both read.  In short, your email/cover matters. A LOT.

While our salaries are very non-profity, our benefits are outstanding and include health insurance, paid time off, sick leave, a pension program, access to special screenings, and super way cool co-workers.  Plus, our offices are in a great part of town, across the street from the Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax.

We are an equal opportunity employer. You must be eligible to work legally in the United States without employer sponsorship.  You must have a valid California driver license.  A job offer is contingent: Hire is subject to the results of a background check.

SUBMIT BY EMAIL ONLY.  NO CALLS.  DO NOT EMAIL STAFF OR THE ED DIRECTLY. Doing so is disqualifying. We’re expecting a large volume of applications, so please be patient, and give us at least three weeks. 

Email your cover letter and resume to: wgf.careers@wgfoundation.org