NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

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DevOps Specialist

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain the NCTA development and deployment infrastructure, including BitBucket, Chef, and TeamCity. Add new projects as needed. Enhance the system and add new technologies to insure efficiency, effectiveness and reliability.
  • Manage, maintain, and troubleshoot the NCTA web-facing infrastructure. Work with the NCTA Digital Team to insure all web sites are functional and reliable.
  • Manage any third-party systems related to NCTA’s web farm and general Internet presence: registering domain name, editing DNS records, purchasing and implementing SSL certificates, adjusting Neustar monitoring scripts, adding sites to the CloudFlare CDN, standing up new VMs in Microsoft Azure, etc.
  • Keep all web servers up-to-date, patched, and running the latest versions of all software. Stand up new servers as needed.
  • Act as the IT point-person with the NCTA Digital Team. Insure all Digital Team members and contractors follow proper code creation and deployment methods.
  • With NCTA IT System Administrators, plan and execute any changes necessary in the QA or production web networks.
  • As needed, assist NCTA IT System Administrators with maintenance of NCTA user-facing servers (e-mail, database, etc.).
  • Along with NCTA IT staff, install or upgrade server hardware and networking.
  • Set up and maintain work environment necessary for fulfillment of duties, including a desktop PC, Windows laptop, and MacBook.
  • Serve as backup IT end-user support when necessary.
  • Adhere to all IT internal controls and cybersecurity practices, and any other compliance requirements (such as PCI).
  • Thoroughly document all aspects of day-to-day activities. Use in-house ticketing system and wiki to plan, execute, and follow-through.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three-years of experience in web server management and DevOps processes, including version control and continuous integration systems. Specific experience with Bitbucket and TeamCity a plus.
  • A complete familiarity with various Linux distributions, especially CentOS, and a working understanding of Windows and Mac OS.
  • A comprehensive understanding of HTML and scripting languages (PHP).
  • Passion for technology, computers, and networking; a personable demeanor and a can-do attitude; a dedication to details, testing, and completeness; excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • The ability to absorb new techniques and technologies quickly and thoroughly.
  • A thorough understanding of the implementation of the WordPress and Drupal CMS packages.
  • An understanding of web server stacks, including but not limited to Apache-MySQL, nginx, and Microsoft IIS/SQL.
  • A good understanding of database functionality, both SQL (MySQL and MS SQL) and noSQL (RavenDB).
  • Willingness to work after hours in order to complete a project by deadline.
  • Strict adherence to all company policies, including but not limited to office hours, the NCTA dress code, and business ethics.

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.

Director of Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, Walter Kaitz Foundation

Provides marketing and strategic implementation of the Foundation’s activities.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development of the Foundation’s strategic plans and initiatives.
  • Manages, coordinates and implements various projects under the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Assists in the development of fund-raising strategies, campaigns and programs that ensure all fund-raising and financial goals are met.
  • On an ongoing basis, research general fund-raising trends and propose new strategies and initiatives, as appropriate.
  • Manages, supervises and implements marketing, communications and branding strategies for the Foundation’s platforms.
  • Oversight of the development and maintenance of the Foundation’s website and other electronic communications technology.
  • Assists in the planning and management of the Foundation’s annual fundraising dinner.
  • Manages and oversees the work of consultants ensuring that standards, processes and quality of work is being maintained at the highest levels.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, works with Members of Congress and policymakers on diversity and inclusion related issues.
  • Plans and implements the Foundation’s presence at industry meetings and events.
  • Designs, writes and implements the Foundation’s quarterly newsletter.
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with diversity partners and other organizations within and outside the internet and television industry.
  • Conducts community outreach to organizations representing diverse communities.
  • Develop and utilize value-in-kind (VIK) and pro-bono contributions to offset the Foundation’s operating costs.
  • Reports on programmatic activities of grantees by gathering feedback and presenting insights and identifying opportunities for continual improvement of funded programs and initiatives.
  • Assists in the review of funding proposals and makes recommendations for funding levels.
  • Ensures and oversees the timely publication of content to www.walterkaitz.org while deploying effective strategic communication.
  • Assists in the preparation of Board of Director reports, memoranda, letters and correspondences as necessary.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least five years relevant experience and/or transferable skills.
  • Proven management and marketing skills.
  • Proven budget management skills.
  • Creativity and demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Strong interest or expertise in diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Advanced interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work.
  • Analytical skills to create data gathering tools, evaluation of data and statistics and proficiency with spreadsheets.
  • Ability to collaborate with staff at diversity partner organizations.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel.  Some knowledge of Salesforce is desired.

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

*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

Special Projects Assistant

The Office of Special Projects oversees all the activities of the Association’s Political Action Committee (PAC). Primary responsibilities include coordinating NCTA member company solicitations for annual NCTAPAC campaign, maintaining donor database, identifying donor trends, tracking polling data for congressional races, distributing and tracking PAC disbursements.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The highly motivated individual assists the Department of Special Projects on the administration of the PAC.

  • Receives and screens all departmental phone calls
  • Assists in annual PAC solicitation drive, direct mail, general banking, compiling and analyzing donor lists
  • Maintains NCTAPAC donor records for the association
  • Correspondence to all donors throughout the year including year-end annual newsletter
  • Maintains a calendar of all internal and external fundraising events
  • Tracks and analyzes current election polling data
  • Records PAC disbursements in tracking document
  • Assists in preparing reports due to the Federal Election Commission as required by law
  • Assists in set up for internal meetings and events
  • Prepares and tracks departmental invoices and expense reports, orders and maintains supplies, and makes travel arrangements for the Senior Vice President.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Excellent database management skills, experience in DDC a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and MS Word mail merge function
  • Serious attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent communication skills, judgement and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment while meeting multiple concurrent deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as a member of a team

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

Director, Digital Strategy

NCTA seeks a creative leader who can develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to create and promote a variety of content across NCTA’s digital and social media platforms in support of NCTA’s advocacy mission. This individual should be able to strategically assess and understand social media activity and trends, including gauging opportunities and risks for engagement. The Director of Digital Strategy will work closely with NCTA senior leadership to maintain a proactive, consistent and credible online presence.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a digital/social/content strategy that support’s NCTA’s mission and is innovative, engaging and effective at reaching NCTAʼs target audiences.
  • Oversee and contribute to the management and production of a variety of content for NCTAʼs digital and social media platforms. Be both a team leader and team contributor.
  • Develop ideas for creative content (articles, infographics, videos, etc.) that can communicate complicated policy issues to a general audience.
  • Research and write articles for NCTA’s website.
  • Regularly evaluate NCTAʼs digital media strategy and tactics to ensure they align with the organization’s strategy and policy objectives.
  • Build digital advertising plans to promote NCTA content via search, social media and other media.
  • Create and maintain an editorial calendar.
  • Manage timelines, budgets and resources in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Utilize social listening and analytics tools to generate insights.
  • Help create and oversee social media guidelines for the association to encourage responsible employee engagement where it makes sense.
Requirements
  • At least 5 - 7 years of experience managing digital content and social media platforms for campaigns, brands or businesses.
  • Proven success developing and implementing tactical plans that build and nurture online stakeholders.
  • Experience establishing metrics, developing insights and recommending strategies that achieve specific goals.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as project management and organizational skills.
  • Passion for and experience with managing social media presences and an interest in the latest trends.
  • Creative thinker with ability to translate ideas into written and visual storytelling.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop messaging that best represents the organization’s voice and tone online.  
  • Very high attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical skills, comfortable working with, interpreting and presenting data, as well as the ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or communications, marketing, advertising, public relations and/or related fields.
  • Experience using Word Press, Drupal, HTML and other basic content management systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in Google Analytics and other social media insights and analytic tools.
  • Basic video and photo editing skills, including Final Cut, Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.

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