Senior Director – Government Affairs, NBCU

26 Oct, 2021


Senior Director – Government Affairs, NBCU

Washington, DC


Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the worlds best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.


Job Summary

The Senior Director/Counsel, Government Affairs will be responsible for coordinating federal government affairs efforts in support of NBCUniversal’s business interests. The individual will work closely with internal executives, key legislators and regulators, associations, and advocacy groups to advance the policy objectives of NBCUniversal. The individual will report to the Head of Federal Government Affairs, NBCUniversal.Job Description

Job Description

  • Advocate for NBCUniversal’s position on the Hill with Members of Congress and staff.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with Congressional Members and staff, with a specific focus on telecommunications/media policy and intellectual property issues.
  • Assist in the preparation of executive briefing materials for Congressional testimony, public policy engagements, and Hill meetings.
  • Attend Congressional hearings and events.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with business community, third party, and academic-related contacts.
  • Identify and respond to emerging legislation and regulation affecting the company.
  • Work closely with Comcast and NBCUniversal Government Affairs and Corporate Communications to ensure consistency of messaging in regulatory, legislative, and policy advocacy.
  • Work closely with various trade associations and industry coalitions.
  • Prepare detailed memos for team members and company executives.
  • Provide oversight and direction to consultants.
  • Represent company at Congressional meetings, fundraisers, PAC events, events with third party groups, and other events as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and PAC budget.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of Capitol Hill, government affairs or related lobbying/advocacy experience.
  • Proven track record of working effectively with congressional offices and advocacy organizations.
  • Conversant in telecommunications/media policy issues and be able to assess, track and advise on developing issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with consistently high quality work product.
  • Excellent research, communications, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree preferred.

Employees at all levels are expected to:

  • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.
  • Own the customer experience – think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services.
  • Know your stuff – be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiences.
  • Win as a team – make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas.
  • Be an active part of the Net Promoter System – a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company – by joining huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customers.
  • Drive results and growth.
  • Respect and promote inclusion & diversity.
  • Do what’s right for each other, our customers, investors and our communities.


  • This information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.


Bachelor’s Degree

Relevant Work Experience

10 Years +

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Job posted: 2021-10-26