Senior Broadcast Manager & Labor Counsel (Missouri Valley Local) : Missouri


Senior Broadcast Manager & Labor Counsel
(Missouri Valley Local)

Based in St. Louis, MO
(with some travel)

The SAG-AFTRA Missouri Valley Local representing members in the radio and television industry in St Louis, Kansas City and Omaha is looking for a skilled negotiator with strong interpersonal communications and problem solving skills to assume the position of Senior Broadcast Manager & Labor Counsel.

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Extensive experience (minimum 7+ years) in working with collective bargaining agreements
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school required and be admitted to a state bar
  • Entertainment industry experience preferred, but not required

They will have a track record that shows effectiveness in the following areas:

  • Superlative interpersonal skills including a high degree of patience and tact
  • Strong ability to develop and maintain strategic and collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Collective bargaining including work as first chair in negotiations
  • All aspects of labor contract administration including contract interpretation, as well as grievance and arbitration experience
  • Ability to develop member leaders and organize member involvement in their union
  • Labor law experience including representing clients before administrative bodies like the National Labor Relations Board a plus
  • Demonstrated capacity to listen to the needs of members and represent them in a variety of settings
  • Ability to work in a very fast paced, high pressure environment requiring excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability and initiative to take on unanticipated problems and assume responsibilities beyond normal duties
  • The capacity to adapt their problem solving approaches to specific workplace and industry cultures and member needs

Work setting and reporting relationship:
The selected candidate will be part of a harmonious three–person team that includes the Local Executive Director and Membership Services Administrator based in the St. Louis suburb of Richmond Heights, MO. The Senior Broadcast Manager & Labor Counsel will work under the direction of the National Director, News & Broadcast and with the union’s News & Broadcast national team.

They will be required to travel to Kansas City and Omaha to represent members employed by radio and television stations under SAG-AFTRA contract. May also be assigned to assist staff in other locations with arbitrations and/or work before the NLRB.

More detailed information about SAG-AFTRA and the Missouri Valley Local can be found at:

Here is a list of typical responsibilities for this position:

  • Negotiations – Lead Negotiator for all Missouri Valley (MO) based collective bargaining agreements (CBA’s).
  • CBA Administration – Responsible for administration of all MO-based CBA’s, including but not limited to answering member, non-member and employer inquiries regarding agreements, grievance and arbitration on all claims arising from these CBA’s, personal service contracts, H&R and other benefit-related inquiries, Weingarten meetings, membership matters and dues-related inquiries as needed.
  • Broadcast National Coordination – Responsible for coordination with the National Director, News & Broadcast and other staff for all broadcast matters arising out of MO-based CBA’s, including but not limited to: Ownership group coordination; providing information and updates related to MO-based broadcast negotiations and/or disputes; special attention to minimum standards on issues of national concern or with group owners; dispute resolution, grievances and arbitrations (with support and approval from Legal); participating in coordinated campaigns, bargaining or approaches to bargaining with employers.
  • Broadcast National Support – May be asked to serve a lead or support in negotiations with employers in other Locals; may be asked to provide CBA administrative support to other Locals engaged in bargaining or other disputes; involves travel to other Locals.
  • Broadcast Organizing – In cooperation with the National Director, News & Broadcast and Organizing, responsible for participating in, coordinating on and/or supporting organizing efforts in broadcast in MO broadcast and/or in connection with group employers with operations in Missouri.
  • Legal – In coordination with Chief Broadcast Officer, General Counsel and National Director, Organizing, responsible for the administering and conducting proceedings regarding the following: NLRB (RC Elections, decertification, de-authorization, UC petitions, unfair labor practice charges, etc.); Arbitrations, EEO matters; and Legislative policy.
  • Represent SAG-AFTRA as directed in collective bargaining and/or dispute resolution with local staff unions.

Competitive Salary depending on qualifications
SAG-AFTRA offers a generous benefit plan including a defined benefit pension

To be considered as an applicant, please submit the following:

  • A current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position
  • A Letter of Application which addresses how your career accomplishments have prepared you to assume the duties and responsibilities of this position

All materials must be sent electronically to the following:

Margolies and Potterton
SAG-AFTRA Senior Broadcast Manager & Labor Counsel Recruiters

For confidential inquiries about this position, please contact the following:

Ken Margolies (East Coast)                                Jim Potterton (West Coast)                            
(845) 499-6636  (Eastern time zone)                    (831) 332-9324 (Pacific time zone)

This position is open until filled.

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