Legislative and Regulatory Activity
- Identify state legislation that is a priority to NCTA’s membership, curate and supervise the monitoring and tracking of state legislative and regulatory issues related to broadband/Internet, video, and telecommunications; and manage the relationship with NCTA’s state legislative tracking service.
- Coordinate and collaborate with NCTA’s federal government relations and legal teams on policy issues and with strategic planning.
- Develop and distribute regular communications/written reports for NCTA’s senior team, member companies, and state associations on state legislative trends and issues; prepare and deliver presentations internally and externally (e.g., at state association or member state government affairs meetings) on state policy-related issues; testify as a national expert in the states upon request by our member companies, assist in preparing presentations for the NCTA Board and for other groups.
Strategic Planning and Coordination
- Build and maintain relationships with member company (MemCo) state government relations executives and the industry’s state association executives (Association execs).
- Provide strategic advice to MemCo execs on their state and local policy priorities and work with the Team to create action plans for NCTA to help our members achieve those priorities.
- Communicate with MemCos and Association execs about legislative and regulatory developments and the execution of action plans on a regular basis, take an active role in NCTA’s bi-weekly calls with MemCo execs, and our bi-weekly calls with Association execs.
- Work with the Team on periodic State Leadership Conferences; our Broadband Cable Policy Summit for state legislators; our Key Contacts fly-in; and on our webinar series with member company representatives, state officials, academics and other influencers to address timely issues; and develop new opportunities to convene.
- Moderate and participate in educational panels, conferences and virtual events for our Memcos, Association execs.
Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)
- Develop and maintain relationships with national groups representing state legislators and other state and local officials in order to identify legislative/regulatory trends and to advocate on behalf of the industry with those groups.
- Participate in IGO meetings, either in person or remotely depending on the circumstances; capitalize on membership benefits by creating opportunities to present papers or appear on panels or other public speaking opportunities.
- Educate these groups about our industry and build support for our policy priorities and positions.
- In addition to state government relations, you will also work with the Team Leader on rural broadband issues and as a liaison to NCTA’s rural market members. This may involve speaking at company management meetings and organizing and participating in rural broadband events
Qualifications & Experience:
- Law Degree and Bachelor’s degree with a 4-year accredited college or university required.
- Previous regulatory, advocacy, research or analytical experience involving broadband, video, telecommunications or Internet companies, policy organizations, or think tanks required.
- Working knowledge of broadband, video, telecommunications and Internet industries, including current regulatory and legislative issues.
- Flexibility and willingness to tackle special projects when assigned.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong research and presentation skills.
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
- Travel required, consistent with governmental and NCTA health and safety guidelines.
Remote work is temporary due to COVID-19. This job normally operates in a professional office environment. NCTA is a COVID-19 proactive office and employees work from home with the option to work in the office on a voluntary basis or as needed. NCTA makes every effort to create and maintain an environment that is safe for our staff and takes the following COVID-19 precautions.
- Personal ppe provided and required… face masks, hand-sanitizer, and gloves
- Temperature screenings
- Social distancing guidelines and signage
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures