Description: 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.
Ability to develop and manage multi-faceted policy agenda, including setting priorities and advocating based on those priorities.
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