The Walt Disney Company Vice President, Labor Relations in Burbank, California

At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….

Disney ABC Television Group (DATG) is seeking an experienced labor relations executive to join its Labor Relations Department in Burbank, CA. Primary responsibilities will include negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements covering television or new media production in the United States and Canada, providing advice to production and distribution units, representing the company in meetings at the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, on industry boards and trust funds and handling of grievances, arbitrations and administrative agency matters. This position requires a passion for labor relations work, a high degree of collegiality and strong interpersonal skills, an ability to develop constructive relationships with colleagues at other studios and networks and with representatives of guilds and unions, while pursuing the company’s objectives. This position requires daily interaction with production, business affairs, finance, legal, HR and other company executives as well as union and guild executives and business agents.

Responsibilities :

  • Prepare for, plan, negotiate and implement collective bargaining agreement terms, policies, agreements, and procedures

  • Advise production, finance, business and legal affairs and company executives on the application of collective bargain agreements, devising and recommending problem solving solutions

  • Represent the company in multi-employer negotiations

  • Advise management on union population employee, employee relations, and performance related issues, problems, discipline, etc.

  • Guide management and HR on disciplinary and/or employee grievance issues within the union population

  • Participation in mediations, arbitrations and related meetings on behalf of company

  • Serve as a liaison and point of contact with unions

  • Ensures the company is complying with union and guild agreements

  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with union representatives while advocating for the company

  • Remain current on labor and employment law developments and television industry trends

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in labor law / labor relations

  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking, fast paced environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 10+ years’ experience in labor law / labor relations

  • Entertainment industry experience strongly preferred

  • Licensed Attorney in State of CA or Registered in-House Counsel

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Preferred Education :

  • JD from an accredited law school

Company Overview :

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of the Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC News, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family, Radio Disney, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

Additional Information :

Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

Job ID: 463480BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks