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 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

Government Relations Legislative Intern

Must have completed first year of law school

This internship position provides assistance to the Government Relations Department regarding laws and regulations impacting the high tech, broadband, and communications sectors that are of interest to NCTA’s members,  including antitrust, cable franchising, broadband accessibility and adoption, privacy, and rural broadband support. The position will offer unique opportunities to gain valuable work experience and knowledge of Congress, the Department of Commerce, USDA Rural Utility Service, the FCC, FTC, and state governments.

Job Description:

  • Monitor, track, and analyze legislation and regulations and upload information into data management system
  • Monitor and report on Congressional hearings, markups, and floor proceedings as assigned
  • Attend and summarize webinars, seminars, and panel discussions
  • Conduct research and prepare member/candidate profiles, briefing papers, weekly reports, presentations, and other materials for distribution to NCTA and its members
  • Assist the Government Relations team with other research and writing projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently attending Law school with 1L or more experience
  • BA or BS from an accredited college or university with a distinguished academic record
  • Able to work from home/school, using own computer and NCTA’s office should it re-open
  • Proficiency required with Microsoft Office products (including Excel and Power Point) and preferred with SalesForce and AirTable.
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the legislative process and familiarity with telecommunications issues is desirable
  • Good judgment and initiative
  • This is for 20-25 hours per week.

All applicants must be currently enrolled in law school. This is a paid internship.

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

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