Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Job #: 1088 Exp.: 10+ Years
Responsible for identifying and advocating public policy issues of importance to cable industry, with a focus on NCTA program network members. Principal liaison with programmer members of NCTA.

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Identifies and advocates, both internally and externally, public policy issues that affect NCTA members, focusing on program network members.
  • Assists in development of policy for industry.
  • Works with other NCTA departments to ensure program network interests are fully represented in the Association’s ongoing programs.
  • Ensures political, legal and public relations strengths of NCTA support program network issues.
  • Assists in preparation of talking points, pleadings and other documents on legislative and regulatory matters.
  • Ensures timely and effective communications between NCTA and members.
  • Retains and works with outside consultants on issues of interest to NCTA members.
  • Works to build consensus on policy issues among members; communicates member positions inside NCTA.
  • Serves as liaison to the Programmer Committee, the key program network policy committee.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Legal degree required.
  • Ten years Washington public policy experience required; Hill and FCC experience desirable.
  • Knowledge of congressional and regulatory agency policy-making process required.
  • Communications policy background very desirable; knowledge of cable industry and program network business fundamentals desirable.
  • Strong representational skills; skilled oral and written communicator.
  • Ability to write lengthy analyses of business and policy issues, as well as concise talking points for internal and external use.
  • Open, consensus-oriented.
  • Ability to develop and manage multi-faceted policy agenda, including setting priorities and advocating based on those priorities.

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