NCTA — The Internet & Television Association


Open Positions

Director of State Government Affairs

Advise NCTA, cable companies and state cable associations on broadband, Internet and telecommunications policy matters of interest/concern to industry and/or state policymakers. Educate state policymakers on broadband, Internet and telecommunications policy matters of interest to industry.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Monitor, track, conduct research and analyze state regulatory, legislative and competition issues related to broadband, Internet, telecommunications and video.   
  • Assist State Government Affairs team Vice Presidents by:
    • analyzing and researching state legislation relevant to NCTA member company business concerns, and in some cases the interplay with federal issues;
    • representing the cable industry as necessary at selected broadband and telecommunications industry forums, conferences and events;
    • preparing and writing papers, talking points and presentations on state broadband, Internet, telecommunications and video policy and related issues;
    • providing strategic advice to State Associations on pending broadband, Internet, telecommunications and video regulatory matters;
    • working with other telecommunications and technology trade associations, coalitions and interest groups on issues of mutual concern;
  • Assist professional staff in other departments by providing research, writing talking points and reports, handling member company requests and inquiries and other assistance on an as needed basis.
  • Manage relationship with state legislative tracking service.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in relevant field. 
  • Previous regulatory, advocacy, research or analytical experience involving broadband, Internet, telecommunications or video companies, policy organizations or think tanks.
  • Working knowledge of broadband, Internet, telecommunications and video 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.
  • Some travel required.

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.
  • 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.

Vice President, Government Relations

Responsible for representational and advocacy efforts on behalf of the cable industry with assigned House and Senate offices.  Assist Senior Vice President, GR in coordinating NCTA legislative efforts.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Advance NCTA’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill; play an integral role in the formation and implementation of NCTA’s advocacy programs.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with Members of Congress and their staffs.
  • Counsel and update senior leadership on cable-related policy issues and advise on legislative strategy.
  • Work closely with member companies; for example, coordinate Hill meetings, share information and convey their interests and concerns to Government Relations Department and NCTA leadership.
  • Coordinate use of appropriate advocacy resources, both internal and external for assigned Hill offices and special projects, as assigned.
  • Participate in internal NCTA task forces as appropriate.
  • Cover assigned congressional hearings and markups and coordinate departmental preparation for hearings and markups.
  • Monitor House and Senate floor debate on cable-related issues.
  • Develop, promote, monitor and help to implement new or revised policies and legislative strategies designed to promote the interest of NCTA’s members.
  • Represent NCTA outside of the organization at meetings and speaking engagements.
  • Prepare policy and advocacy materials, including issue briefs, legislative recommendations, journal articles, letters, press statements, opinion editorials, action alerts, and talking points.
  • Prepare weekly reports and updates as needed.
  • Must have a minimum of 8-10 years of Hill, Administration, or government relations experience.
  • Expert knowledge of the legislative process and a strong understanding of cable and telecommunications issues.
  • Familiarity with the FCC, NTIA and other regulatory agencies.
  • 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.  
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, yet cooperatively. 
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word for Windows.

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

Internal applicants only.

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 28th

Technology Intern

The NCTA – The Internet & Television Association is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks. The cable industry is the nation's largest broadband provider of high-speed Internet access, serving more than 51 million customers, after investing $200 billion to build two-way interactive networks with fiber optic technology. Cable companies also provide state-of-the-art digital telephone service to more than 27 million American consumers.

The NCTA’s Technology department provides technical subject matter expertise in the development of techno-policy that impacts the cable broadband industry.  In executing its responsibilities, the Technology department translates the impact of potential governmental regulatory and legislative initiatives to cable industry technical infrastructure and technology implementation.

The Intern will be responsible for the following
  • Investigating and understanding global Internet measurements
  • Identifying, designing and developing a set of network measurement tests for measuring pirated video

We are seeking a candidate currently working towards a BS in Computer Science, engineering, IT, or a related technical field. The candidate must be able to apply software programming skills to capture and analyze data,  and extract meaningful metrics.

The Technology Intern should have
  • Intern starting their Junior or Senior year at college next fall
  • Experienced programming with Python, cloud computing and/or AI
  • You will be working in the telecommunications industry on the leading edge of technology
  • Creating systems with programming in python to assess Internet metrics
  • Working with multiple companies in the cable telecommunications industry
  • Looking for an enthusiastic individual who want to make a contribution