NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

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Open Positions

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Provides legal support for Association and member companies in proceedings before government agencies and courts.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Drafts comments for filing in Federal Communications Commission and other agency proceedings; draft briefs for filing in various court cases.
  • Advocates industry positions before FCC and other government agencies.
  • Supervises outside counsel and economists.
  • Coordinates policy positions with member companies and their outside counsel.
  • Advises members, association on legal and policy questions.
  • Provides member guidance on day-to-day operating questions.
  • Assists the Senior Vice President and other Legal department lawyers in representing the Legal Department at meetings and conferences.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Law degree
  • Substantial experience in law firm and/or FCC
  • Strong writing skills

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.

Department Coordinator

Provides administrative and other support for Senior Vice Presidents, attorneys and other staff in the Legal Department. Handles FCC, court and other government filings.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Attention to executive and confidential nature of position
  • Reconciles attorneys’ expense reports
  • Works with SVP during budget review process
  • Processes all legal bills and invoices, including those from outside counsel and consultants
  • Keeps department’s dues and subscriptions up to date
  • Maintains expense reports for SVP and eight attorneys (including some expenses for SVP and Senior Director of Program Network Policy)
  • Coordinates internal and external meetings and conference calls, including monthly Legal Regulatory Lunches and Monthly Programmer Lunches with member company representatives and meetings with FCC staff
  • Assists in production and filing of comments and pleadings
  • Prepares correspondence for SVP’s signature
  • Compiles updates to the Board Book
  • Maintains positive working relationships with all staff and company members
  • Updates committee and working group lists for which SVP is liaison
  • Maintains department’s corporate, program network, and Washington counsel lists
  • Regularly updates FCC staff list for Association use
  • Distributes mail and other materials
  • Orders supplies
  • Updates department library
  • Responsible for phone coverage

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Legal secretarial skills required
  • Accurate typing speed
  • Above average knowledge of MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint required
  • Format documents, including footnotes
  • Detail-oriented and follow through on all projects
  • Ensures the department runs efficiently (how from an administrative perspective SL)
  • Be a “quick study”
  • Can do” attitude
  • Confident and take pride in work
  • Manage multiple tasks and react professionally in crisis situations
  • Anticipate issues that may arise
  • Diplomatic in establishing and maintaining good working relationships

 

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: March 31st

Legal Internship

NCTA - The Internet & Television Association, the principal trade association of the cable industry in the United States, is seeking a full-time legal intern for Summer 2019.

NCTA’s Internship Program is designed to offer awareness and exposure to the cable industry. Legal interns at NCTA work alongside members of the legal department and focus on a variety of legal issues important to the cable industry.

NCTA’s legal department monitors and participates in all relevant FCC, FTC, Copyright Office, and other federal regulatory proceedings; participates in litigation affecting the cable industry; responds to other federal regulatory agencies when cable-related issues are involved; monitors state regulatory actions; assists NCTA members with cable related questions; and participates in academic and research activities involving cable. Staff authors briefs, pleadings, position papers and testimony, and assists in lobbying efforts on behalf of the NCTA’s membership. The department also manages the economic and policy research necessary to support industry positions before the courts, Congress, federal agencies, and public policy organizations.

Examples of legal intern projects include:

  • Conducting legal research and drafting legal memoranda;
  • Monitoring developments in ongoing government proceedings;
  • Attending industry and government roundtable and other events; and
  • Drafting pleadings and NCTA communications.

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

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to NCTA by March 31, 2019. 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.

Intern, Government Relations

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 are relevant to NCTA’s member companies and the high tech, broadband, programmer, and communications sectors (including, for example privacy, spectrum, rural broadband support, access to rights-of-way, and competition policy). The position will offer unique opportunities to gain valuable work experience and knowledge of Congress and the federal and state governments.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(In Order of Importance)

  • Provide research assistance to the Government Relations team, including basic research regarding Members of Congress and legislative issues
  • Cover Congressional hearings, markups, and floor proceedings as assigned
  • Monitor House and Senate floor debate Attend seminars and provide summaries
  • Accompany Government Relations staff to meetings on the hill
  • Update resource files and support files
  • Prepare weekly reports, presentations, and other materials for distribution to NCTA and its members
  • Assist the Government Relations team with tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently attending or graduated from an accredited college or university
  • Fields of Study: Public Policy, Law, Political Management or related fields are preferred
  • Proficiency required with Microsoft Office products (including Excel and Power Point) required and preferred with SalesForce
  • 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

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

Intern, Industry & Association Affairs

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.

 

NCTA’s IAA department is responsible for member relations, public affairs and the NCTA Foundation, NCTA’s Conference & Innovation Center, and its meetings and events. 

 

NCTA’s Internship Program is designed to offer awareness and exposure to the Internet and television industry. Interns work alongside members of the IAA department and focus on a wide variety of industry relations projects, activities and events. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Works with department stakeholders in developing and implementing a large-scale video and image digitization, tagging and archiving project including development of process, timeline and required resources.
  • Researches topics and develops ideas for monthly online safety Vlog.  Assists with post-production including supporting visuals, motion graphics, etc.
  • Helps design, create and push to production internal ads for building/café digital signage.
  • Assists Foundation with various projects and events as prescribed by the Executive Director.
  • Participates in overall NCTA Intern Program including group meetings, events, off-site activities, etc.
  • Helps cover department telephones, answering questions and routing calls as directed.
  • Assists team with meeting support including scheduling, material preparation, general staffing, and catering, as needed.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.

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

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