NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

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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 congressional 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 related to assigned members, caucuses, and issues to further the formation and implementation of NCTA’s legislative strategies.
  • Participate in NCTA policy and legislative strategy working groups.
  • Manage preparation of advocacy materials including one pagers, talking points, infographics, letters, press statements, opeds, 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:

  • Minimum of 6 years combined full-time employment on the Hill, in the White House, in an Executive Branch agency, at the FCC or FTC, with a public interest organization or government relations firm (required). (Applicants with less experience may be considered for a Director position).
  • Strong working knowledge of the legislative process (required), and experience working in or with both the House and Senate (preferred).
  • Familiarity with communications and technology issues important to communities of color (preferred).
  • Familiarity with the use of social media and coalitions to advance public policy goals (preferred).
  • Prior experience working on cable, communications, and technology issues (preferred).
  • Familiarity with the FCC, FTC, NTIA, and/or DHS (preferred).
  • Other required qualifications:
  • A strong sense of teamwork and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated success in developing strong collaborative relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and interested parties.
  • 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 work autonomously, yet cooperatively, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment and discretion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word for Windows and familiarity with Box, SalesForce, Excel, PowerPoint, and Keynote.

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

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