Director of State Government Affairs

29 Apr, 2019


Director of State Government Affairs

NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
Washington, DC

DESCRIPTION: 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.

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Senior Policy Counsel, Government Relations

SPECIFICATIONS: Full-time, exempt position

(In Order of Importance) 

• 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.


• 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.

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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Job posted: 2019-04-29