WME & Endeavor Content Up Pay, Medical Coverage, Student Loan Assistance for Assistants and Coordinators – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: The pandemic year has been difficult in agencies, especially for new hires who were just trying to gain a foothold. WME and Endeavor Content today presented relief initiatives for assistants and coordinators. CEO Ari Emmanuel last week the company’s email announced that moves would be made and today the details came.
WME and Endeavor Content increase salaries for new hires and current assistants. The minimum starting hourly rate for assistants in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville will increase from $ 15 to $ 18 per hour, with an additional increase of $ 2 per hour to $ 20 per hour on the first anniversary their date of hire. Current assistants see their minimum hourly rate increased to $ 18 per hour, with a further increase from $ 2 per hour to $ 20 per hour scheduled, effective August 2021.
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All assistants will be allowed to work up to 10 hours of overtime per week without the prior approval of the supervisor and all assistants will be eligible for discretionary bonuses. These changes apply to operations in the United States, but changes are also being made to WME’s programs in the United Kingdom and Australia which will be deployed shortly.
In addition, WME and Endeavor Content will offer all assistants a medical benefits option that covers the full monthly medical premium for the first two years of their employment with the company.
WME and Endeavor Content Assistants and Coordinators will be eligible for $ 1,000 student loan relief after the first anniversary of employment, with an additional $ 2,000 after the second anniversary of employment.
There will also be a technology allowance, as all WME / Endeavor content assistants assigned to offices and coordinators will be eligible to receive $ 50 per month as reimbursement for their personal cell phone expenses.
The latest move is symbolic: assistants’ names will now appear in their email fields, removing the long-standing tradition of having “unnamed” assistant email addresses.