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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.

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Director, Digital Engagement

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.

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:
August 1st
Spring internships:
December 31st
Summer internships:
April 28th

Government Relations Intern

This internship position will be primarily responsible for providing assistance to the Government Relations Department and will serve as a resource for monitoring, tracking and analyzing legislative and regulatory issues that impact NCTA’s business. The position will offer unique opportunities to gain valuable work experience and knowledge of Congress and the Federal and state governments.

The Intern will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide research assistance to the Government Relations team, including basic research for Congressional profiles and legislative issues related to cable
  • Cover Congressional hearings, markups, and floor proceedings as assigned
  • Monitor House and Senate floor debate on cable related issues
  • Attend seminars and provide summaries of cable related discussions
  • Accompany Government Relations staff to meetings on the hill
  • Update resource files and support files
  • Distribute materials
  • Assist the Government Relations team with tasks as assigned


  • Currently attending or graduated from an accredited college or university
  • Fields of Study: Public Policy, Law, Political Management or related fields are preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • 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