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Multimedia Content Designer

This position normally operates in a professional office environment. However, remote work may take place due to COVID-19 and any other pandemic or for any reason as determined by NCTA’s CEO.

NCTA seeks a Multimedia Content Designer with a keen eye for design, modern graphic communications skills and a visual storytelling sense. This talented creative will conceptualize and design original visual content for a variety of platforms including web, video, and print, with a strong focus on interactive media and video projects. Candidates for this role will ensure consistency and adherence to the NCTA’s style guide and must have a well-rounded understanding of design principles and process.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates and designs presentations from raw content and outlines, digesting and communicating information in a way that visually tells a story, focuses on key messaging, supports the goals of the presenter, and adheres to appropriate branding.
  • Carefully considers and chooses suitable design direction including: typographic treatment, color, and appropriate imagery to support messaging.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to create innovative material and delivers high-quality content for high profile communications.
  • Partners with design agencies and vendors on initiatives and provides creative direction for related projects.
  • Collaborates on the visual direction for event stages, with key stakeholders.
  • Serves as production expert for all video and related visual content.
  • Directs video and photography production companies as well and manages and executes video post-production.
  • Makes editorial decisions and manages NCTA’s photo/visual library.
  • Develops internal and external presentations for NCTA spokespeople.
  • Works with IT team to identify and maintain the appropriate equipment and software for video and graphic production.
  • Operates production equipment in our in-house media room and manages inventory.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Background/Skills/Abilities Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Communication Arts, Information Design, or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience designing web and digital media.
  • Extensive experience in Adobe CC (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign), video production and editing tools (Premier/Final Cut, After Effects), and PowerPoint.
  • Expert level experience in PowerPoint, at least 3 years of experience working designing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to adapt to new technologies quickly and the needs of a growing and evolving organization.
  • Excellent storyteller with a proven track record in illustration, design, video production, editing, animation and basic photography.
  • Ability to work well within a highly collaborative team.
  • Able to research and pitch fresh ideas to a team.
  • Able to manage a project from start to finish, often under short deadline, while navigating changes and feedback from multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to keep up to date with related industry trends and issues.
  • Basic/intermediate HTML5/CSS3 is a plus.
  • Experience with digital and social media platforms and tools.
  • Some travel required.

Government Relations Department Coordinator

NCTA–The Internet and Television Association (“NCTA”) - headquartered in Washington, D.C.- represents network innovators and content creators that connect, entertain, inform and inspire consumers every day. Our industry supports 3 million American jobs and employs at least 300 people in every congressional district. NCTA’s member companies have a groundbreaking history and equally impressive vision for the future, emboldened by a spirit of innovation, creativity and passion to be the best. 

This position normally operates in a professional office environment. However, remote work may take place due to COVID-19 and any other pandemic or for any reason as determined by NCTA’s CEO.

NCTA seeks a Department Coordinator who will provide high level, confidential, administrative support and project coordination for the Government Relations team; following up to ensure all team deliverables are prioritized and executed in a timely manner

Essential Functions:

  • Provides a wide range of administrative support to the Government Relations team.
  • Responsible for extensive calendaring, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives and assistants, as well as consultants, to coordinate a variety of meetings, conferences and calls.
  • Drafts and finalizes meeting agendas, correspondence, consultant reports, meeting minutes, briefing memos, and reviews materials for accuracy as required.
  • Tracks and reports on:
    • legislative activities, including bills, dear colleague letters, hearings, mark-ups, and floor proceedings;
    • briefings and other events, on or off the Hill, related to NCTA member company priorities.
  • Assists with preparation of presentations and briefing materials for meetings on Capitol Hill and coordinates distribution of materials to the Hill and member companies. 
  • Compiles and disseminates information gathered from multiple sources on legislative issues critical to NCTA and its member companies.
  • Coordinates all aspects of internal/external meetings and serves as the liaison for the meeting participants.
  • Plans and organizes briefings, events, and annual trip(s) for Congressional Staff and Members of Congress.
  • Maintains databases of legislative and Member information relevant to NCTA’s priorities.
  • Drafts department’s weekly report for NCTA’s senior team, advocates, and member companies.
  • Researches and maintains contact lists for Government Relations Team and inputs data regularly into relevant dashboard/databases.  
  • Maintains and processes invoices, expense reports, tracks vendor payment and PAC spending.
  • Monitors department spending based on budgets and accounting procedures.
  • Manages department subscriptions to publications and other tools and resources
  • Manages, catalogues, and organizes the department’s physical and electronic files.
  • Handles phone coverage, screening phone calls and appropriately directing callers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Background/Skills/Abilities Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent in experience. 
  • Minimum of 3 years related work experience; prior experience supporting the government relations work of an organization.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks and changing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential/sensitive matters in a discrete and professional manner.
  • Advanced computer skills, including a thorough understanding and application of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Power Point, Excel, and Word).
  • Ability to develop presentations and materials that are executive-ready.
  • Advanced user of technology including collaboration tools, databases and video conferencing tools.

Research Assistant

NCTA seeks a dynamic Research Assistant to assist in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data and the development of public policy papers, presentations and analyses.

Essential Functions:

  • Compiles, reads, abstracts, synthesizes, analyzes, and organizes written and electronic material into summarized form.
  • Assists in preparing, cite-checking, reviewing, filing, and organizing regulatory and litigation documents such as comments, pleadings, briefs, letters, motions, and declarations.
  • Researches laws, regulations, statutes, legal opinions, business/industry articles, etc. to prepare or assist with the preparation of regulatory and legal filings, compliance guides, reports, data visualizations, and the like.
  • Collects, examines, and organizes research and other business, legal or government documents.
  • Drafts and proofreads internal staff and external client communications, documents, etc.
  • Monitors current developments in relevant policy areas, including in data privacy, telecommunications, media, cybersecurity, antitrust, broadband technology, among other topics.
  • Coordinates and attends relevant meetings, symposia, conferences, and hearings; summarizes content of such events.
  • Assists in development and production of various issue trackers, including video, cybersecurity, and spectrum.
  • Assists NCTA with compliance on federal and state lobbying laws.
  • Responsible for maintaining research materials.
  • Handles general information requests from members and the public.
  • Provides administrative support as needed.
  • Participates in cross-departmental effort to explore and test new digital tools for use across NCTA to support the association’s advocacy efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Background/Skills/Abilities Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy or other social science related fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years related work experience preferred, particularly in a law firm or in a corporate legal department), Legal Assistant, or Paralegal.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly research and distill various data into easily digestible formats.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing.
  • Outstanding analytical thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential/sensitive matters in a discrete and professional manner.
  • Possess a thoughtful and pragmatic approach to problems.
  • Ability to work as an effective and collaborative team player.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Advanced user of technology including collaboration tools, databases and video conferencing tools.

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

NCTA seeks a Vice President and Associate General Counsel who will provide legal support for the Association and member companies in rulemaking and other proceedings before government agencies and courts.

Essential Functions:

  • Drafts/reviews comments for federal agency proceeding; drafts/reviews documents for filing in various court cases.
  • Advocates cable industry positions before the FTC, FCC and other government bodies.
  • Responsible for issues as assigned but currently expected to include competition policy, cybersecurity and privacy.
  • Assists with formulating and coordinating legal and policy positions for the Association and within member companies.
  • Serves as internal and member resource on legal and policy issues.
  • Drafts blogs and other documents for public release.
  • Represents NCTA at industry conferences and other meetings.
  • Coordinates with and supervises outside counsel as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Background/Skills/Abilities Preferred:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Active status licensed attorney in any state or District of Columbia
  • Substantial experience in law firm doing telecommunications and/or internet-related work, and/or substantial experience at the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, or other relevant federal agency.
  • Exemplary written and oral communications skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver information clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to consider and analyze a broad range of factors and to make decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential/sensitive matters in a discrete and professional manner.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

 

Send your resume and one-page letter summarizing your interest, qualifications, and salary expectations. Please reference the Vice President and Associate General Counsel position in your cover letter. Email your application to [email protected]. Attention: VP, Human Resources, NCTA-The Internet and Television Association, 25 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20001 or apply here:

Vice President and Associate Counsel, Program Network Policy

NCTA seeks a Vice President and Associate Counsel of Program Network Policy who will support the public policy agenda of NCTA’s program network members.

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies and analyzes proposed regulations and legislation for impact on program network members.
  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders to develop and advocate for public policy positions that affect NCTA program network members, including lobbying on Capitol Hill, before state legislative bodies, and at regulatory agencies.
  • Drafts pleadings, talking points, and other documents with focus on impact on program networks.
  • Maintains relationships with and communicates NCTA priorities to program network members to increase engagement in the Association’s activities and goals.
  • Serves as key liaison with, and provides oversight of, third party groups with which NCTA interacts on behalf of program network members (including TV Parental Ratings Monitoring Board and The Advertising Coalition).
  • Tracks trends in programming business, including advertising, ownership, online video, etc., to help the Department and NCTA understand video market developments that may have policy implications.
  • Helps draft and distribute weekly policy update to keep members consistently appraised about ongoing and emerging issues relevant to the membership.
  • Coordinates efforts to track and respond as appropriate to state legislative activities that impact program network members.
  • Collaborates with other NCTA departments to represent program network interests in NCTA activities and to help other departments obtain programmer content and feedback to advance the Association’s strategic goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Background/Skills/Abilities Preferred:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active status licensed attorney in any state or District of Columbia.
  • At least five years of relevant legislative, regulatory, or policy experience.
  • Knowledge of content creation and distribution business fundamentals required.
  • Knowledge of policy-making process on Capitol Hill and regulatory agencies required.
  • Ability to interact with and consult members of the industry at all levels.
  • Strong presentation skills; skilled oral and written communicator.
  • Ability to write analyses of business and policy issues, as well as talking points for internal and external use.
  • Open, consensus-oriented; ability to work as an effective and collaborative team player.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and possess a high degree of initiative, judgment and discretion.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

Web Producer

NCTA seeks a talented, highly collaborative Web Producer who will manage the development, quality assurance, and maintenance of web properties that increase awareness and drive conversions. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of interconnecting digital assets and bring creative ideas to the team, with the experience and knowledge to take the ideas to execution.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the regular content updates and maintenance of the organization’s websites.
  • Proposes and implements creative solutions (including multimedia) for display of website content and other digital projects.
  • Performs Quality Assurance testing prior to launch of new sites.
  • Coordinates deliverables and deadlines with internal teams for digital content updates.
  • Assists in project management of website production, design, content development, SEO, and web analytic tracking.
  • Consults on the development of creative content assets, through the design, creation, and approval phases of the process.
  • Implements web traffic tools and SEO tactics on the organization’s sites.
  • Tracks and reports on website performance, and provide actionable insights to stakeholders regarding visitors’ value-added onsite behaviors
  • Codes and develops a variety of website and digital projects.
  • Develops and designs HTML emails and email templates.
  • Manages web content files, licenses and other digital assets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Background/Skills/Abilities Preferred:

  • Minimum of five years’ professional experience in web development with an understanding of web best practices, information design and usability
  • Experience working with content management systems (CMSs), preferably Drupal and WordPress.
  • Portfolio demonstrating command of web design and front-end coding.
  • Experience applying UX design processes to web content development.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML and CSS; intermediate knowledge of JavaScript.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
  • Familiarity with digital analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Google Search Console.
  • Familiarity with digital design, asset creation and knowledge of Adobe products.
  • Excellent communications and project management skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines while maintaining attention to detail while working independently and managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change.
  • Outstanding problem-solving abilities and analytical skills.

Vice President & Legislative Counsel

NCTA seeks a Vice President & Legislative Counsel who will be critical to the achievements of NCTA’s legislative priorities. The successful candidate will have expertise in identifying legislative issues critical to the broadband and television industry, developing legislative solutions to support the industry, educating NCTA’s government relations advocates, and preparing advocacy materials.

Essential Functions:

  • Tracks, reviews and analyzes federal legislation affecting the networks and services that NCTA’s members provide, including broadband, video programming, wireless, cyber, online privacy and other Internet services.
  • Drafts legislative analyses, legislative language, and advocacy materials.
  • Works with NCTA’s public policy and legal departments and NCTA’s member companies to develop and articulate policy priorities and positions.
  • Works with NCTA’s federal lobbyists to ensure they are knowledgeable of and comfortable with NCTA’s policy positions and to serve as an expert in legislative meetings with Hill Staff.
  • Manages outside counsel who provide support for legislative activities.
  • Serves as NCTA’s “legislative historian” by maintaining clear, easily accessible records chronicling the genesis and evolution of NCTA’s positions/comments on policy issues and legislation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Background/Skills/Abilities Preferred:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active status licensed attorney in any state or District of Columbia.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the communications sector working with communications laws, related regulations and key court decisions, as well as cybersecurity, privacy, and data breach/data security.
  • Interest in being a critical player on a team in a professional environment focused on the intersection of politics, policy, and the consumer’s Internet and television experience.
  • Prior experience in a law firm or corporate legal department a plus, along with experience working in or with Congress, the FCC or other Federal agency.
  • Prior experience working for or engaging with the House/Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committee.
  • Aptitude for assessing nuances in policy positions, moderating differences, and forging consensus.
  • Superior ability to analyze complex legislation and regulations.
  • Exceptional legal writing, research, and oral advocacy skills including speaking in public on industry issues.
  • Top notch communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential/sensitive matters in a discrete and professional manner.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

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

GR Legal Intern Summer

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 (Box & Airtable).
  • 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 using own computer or NCTA’s office should it re-open
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiar with the legislative process (experience with telecommunications issues desirable)
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Good judgment and initiative
  • Expect 20-37.5 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