Vice President and Associate Counsel of Program Network Policy

03 May, 2022


Vice President and Associate Counsel of Program Network Policy

NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
Washington, D.C.

NCTA seeks a Vice President and Associate Counsel of Program Network Policy who will support the public policy agenda of NCTA’s program network members.

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies and analyzes proposed regulations and legislation for impact on program network members.
  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders to develop and advocate for public policy positions that affect NCTA program network members, including lobbying on Capitol Hill, before state legislative bodies, and at regulatory agencies.
  • Drafts pleadings, talking points, and other documents with focus on impact on program networks.
  • Maintains relationships with and communicates NCTA priorities to program network members to increase engagement in the Association’s activities and goals.
  • Serves as key liaison with, and provides oversight of, third party groups with which NCTA interacts on behalf of program network members (including TV Parental Ratings Monitoring Board and The Advertising Coalition).
  • Tracks trends in programming business, including advertising, ownership, online video, etc., to help the Department and NCTA understand video market developments that may have policy implications.
  • Helps draft and distribute weekly policy update to keep members consistently appraised about ongoing and emerging issues relevant to the membership.
  • Coordinates efforts to track and respond as appropriate to state legislative activities that impact program network members.
  • Collaborates with other NCTA departments to represent program network interests in NCTA activities and to help other departments obtain programmer content and feedback to advance the Association’s strategic goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Background/Skills/Abilities Preferred:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active status licensed attorney in any state or District of Columbia.
  • At least five years of relevant legislative, regulatory, or policy experience.
  • Knowledge of content creation and distribution business fundamentals required.
  • Knowledge of policy-making process on Capitol Hill and regulatory agencies required.
  • Ability to interact with and consult members of the industry at all levels.
  • Strong presentation skills; skilled oral and written communicator.
  • Ability to write analyses of business and policy issues, as well as talking points for internal and external use.
  • Open, consensus-oriented; ability to work as an effective and collaborative team player.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and possess a high degree of initiative, judgment and discretion.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

Job posted: 2022-05-03