WME and Endeavor content have decided to raise the pay for new hires and current assistants amid the coronavirus pandemic impact for their survival in the industry. Their current pay is $15 an hour and it will increase to $18 an hour with an additional $20 an hour rate on the first anniversary of the hire date. This payment plan will be effective from August 2021.
More benefits include that the assistants will be allowed to submit up to 10 hours of overtime a week without supervisor pre-approval and all assistants will be eligible for discretionary bonus. Though these changes are applied to U.S. operations, they will be soon made to WME’s programs in the U.K. and Australia.
All the assistants will get a medical benefit option that covers the full monthly medical premium for the first two years of their employment at the company. They will also be eligible for the student loan relief of $1000, after the first anniversary of hire with an additional $2000 after the second anniversary of the hiring.
It is decided that there will also be a technology stipend , as all WME/Endeavor Content Assistant assigned to desks, and coordinators, will be eligible to recover $50 a month as reimbursement towards their personal cell phone expenses.
The last but the most essential move will be that the assistants’ names will now appear in their email field, aimed to change the long-standing tradition of having nameless assistant email addresses.