Associate Director, Policy Communications

18 Jun, 2022


Associate Director, Policy Communications

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Washington, D.C.

Job Description

Effectively employ communication strategies to increase grassroots activity for NCBA’s legislative agenda. Build awareness of NCBA’s value among its beef producer members, translating key issues and “wins” in the broadcast, print and digital trade and political media. Serve as a resource to state affiliates as needed.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all the following essential functions. These examples do not include all the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
  • Positively position NCBA and its activities in national, state, local and agricultural trade media to increase communication opportunities. Regularly develop and distribute compelling print, audio, and video news to ensure NCBA is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information for the beef industry, particularly among trade, national and Hill media outlets.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to share NCBA messaging with stakeholders and other individuals to help drive the association’s value proposition, with the goal of increasing NCBA membership.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with congressional press staff to ensure members of Congress have accurate information about the beef industry. Leverage Hill staff relationships to further NCBA policy efforts while also helping to amplify the efforts of elected officials on issues that impact cattle producers.
  • Work closely policy team to help develop strategic lobby and communications plans for each issue. Includes, but not limited to, development of talking points, lobby materials for the Hill, website content, editorial timelines, articles, and op-eds. Additionally, the associate director will develop accurate and timely information to keep key stakeholders informed of, and engaged with, critical policy issues.
  • Responsible for frequent writing, editing and dissemination of articles and press releases related to policy and organizational topics.
  • Regularly contributes print, audio, video, and social media content to NCBA media properties.
  • Proactively engage the media with story ideas and leads, assist with responses to incoming media requests, scheduling interviews and conducting follow-up discussions as needed.
  • Other job duties as assigned.
EDUCATION – Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, public relations, or communications is required.
EXPERIENCE – Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the field of communications, preferably with a background in agriculture. Existing relationships on Capitol Hill or with agricultural and/or national media are a plus.
SKILLS – Must be able to assist with the development and execution of complex communications strategy to assist with furthering NCBA’s policy agenda. Employee should possess strong writing and editing skills. Self-starting with the ability to deliver high-quality results with limited supervision.
Company Description
Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation’s food and fiber industry. NCBA works to achieve the vision: “To be the trusted leader and definitive voice of the U.S. cattle and beef industry.”
NCBA was voted a Denver Post 2021 Top Work Place by employees based on several aspects of workplace culture including collaboration, execution and excellence. We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this job application!
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Sick Time


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Job posted: 2022-06-18