NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

Careers

Open Positions

*Vice President, Government Relations

Responsible for representational and advocacy efforts on behalf of the cable industry with assigned House and Senate offices.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Advance NCTA’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with Members of Congress and their staffs.
  • Communicate NCTA’s priorities effectively on the Hill and to other stakeholders and interested parties.
  • Work collaboratively with NCTA’s internal advocates, external consultants, and other allies.
  • Work closely with member companies, e.g., make introductions, coordinate and report out on Hill meetings, share information, and understand their business models and policy positions.
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with assigned offices, NCTA’s government relations team, and member companies to provide progress reports, breaking news, predictions, and hypotheses.
  • Engage in a range of advocacy activities to further the formation and implementation of NCTA’s legislative strategies.
  • Participate in NCTA policy and legislative strategy working groups.
  • Prepare advocacy materials, including one pagers, talking points, infographics, letters, press statements, op-eds, and action alerts.
  • Coordinate departmental preparation for hearings and markups and report out on same as needed.
  • Monitor House and Senate activity in Committees and on the floor as needed.
  • Prepare weekly reports and updates as needed.
  • Build network on and off the Hill.

Qualifications & Experience:

*Please note that applicants who have between 5 and 8 years of experience are also encouraged to apply.  If selected, the applicant with 5-8 years of experience will be hired as a Director.

  • Minimum of *8-10 years prior experience with the Hill, Administration, or government relations (required).
  • Strong working knowledge of the legislative process, including appropriations (required), and experience working in both the House and Senate (preferred).
  • Familiarity and prior experience working on cable, tech, communications issues.
  • Familiarity with the FCC, FTC, NTIA, and/or DHS.
  • A strong sense of diplomacy and demonstrated success in developing strong collaborative relationships with organizational peers and outside colleagues. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including an ease in communicating complex concepts in a clear effective way for a general audience. 
  • Recognized ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.  
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, yet cooperatively. 
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment and discretion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word for Windows and familiarity with SalesForce, Excel, PowerPoint, and Keynote.

Only applicants who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered

Department Coordinator – Government Relations

Reports to the Senior Vice President of Government Relations (GR).  Responsible for: 1) coordinating projects across the GR Department, which includes federal government relations, state government relations, and third parties; 2) scheduling, travel, budget, and other administrative functions; 3)   maintaining Hill contact lists and PAC spending spreadsheets; 4) managing a limited number of events including monthly member and consultant lunches, a staff trip, and holiday party; and 5) periodically assisting in reporting on hearings and events and tracking legislation.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Works with the SVP to set priorities, organize and manage projects, and prepare for meetings.
  • Manages all scheduling, including travel, for the SVP, and assists other department staff with scheduling and travel as needed.
  • Works effectively with counterparts within NCTA, at NCTA member companies, on the Hill, and with other outside organizations to coordinate meetings, phone calls and other events.
  • Maintains calendars for the Government Relations Department, including relevant congressional, government agency, state, and third-party events.
  • Provides overall management of administrative related services for the department, including developing the budget, processing invoices, and tracking department expenses to the budget.
  • Creates expense reports for the SVP and reviews expense reports for department staff.
  • Manages the department communication systems, telephone, email, files and subscriptions. 
  • Creates and edits both electronic and paper correspondence.
  • Updates and maintains Congressional lists and NCTA member contact lists.
  • Organizes and maintains files according to NCTA’s Document Retention Policy.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Interest in being a critical player on a tightly-knit team in a fast-paced, collegial, and professional environment focused on the intersection of politics, good policy, and the consumer’s broadband and television experience. 
  • Prior experience on the Hill, or with a corporate/association government relations team, political consulting firm, or law firm.
  • Prior scheduling experience.
  • College degree preferred, but experience may be substituted.
  • Excellent computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Keynote.  Experience with SalesForce a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills, ability to keep the trains moving, punctuality, and attention to details and presentation.
  • High degree of initiative, judgment and discretion with sensitivity to NCTA’s public policy issues and processes.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Flexibility needed to respond to time sensitive projects, changing priorities, and the occasional need for extended work hours.

Only applicants who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered.

Legal / Regulatory Research Assistant

Description: Assist in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data and the development of public policy papers, presentations and analyses.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct independent research on issues as assigned
  • Assist attorneys in locating information to support policy positions
  • Monitor and report on regulatory proposals and rulemakings
  • Assist in tracking developments in the competitive landscape of telecommunications
  • Help ensure NCTA compliance with federal and state lobbying laws
  • Maintain research materials in an orderly fashion
  • Handle general information requests from companies and general public
  • Handle other administrative duties for the Legal Department

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented

Basic Word processing, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
 

Only applicants who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered.

Internship Program

NCTA’s Internship Program is designed to offer awareness and exposure to the internet and television industry. We provide both paid part-time and full-time internships during the school year and the summer months to qualified applicants in our Washington, D.C. office.

About NCTA's Internship Program

NCTA’s Internship Program provides a quality experience.

  • Meaningful work opportunities
  • Mentors who share their knowledge and expertise, and provide guidance and feedback
  • Team building activities, facility tours, career development workshops, and participation in Association social events
  • Department meetings
  • Exposure to top executives
  • A formal evaluation process
Candidates must
  • Be full-time secondary or post-secondary students
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be enrolled at an accredited institution
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
Internship Application Deadlines
  • Fall Internships: September 15th
  • Spring internships: December 31st
  • Summer Internships: April 5th

NCTA Benefits

NCTA – The Internet and Television Association offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance with competitive employee premiums.
  • 401(k) retirement pre-tax and Roth plans with employer contributions
  • Vacation and sick leave as well as personal leave day(s)
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • 26 hours of volunteer pay each year to participate in community service
  • Training opportunities
  • Transportation benefits
  • Employer paid life insurance and disability benefits
  • Free in-building gym with new equipment