Policy Counsel

Location: Washington, DC

CCIA seeks a Policy Counsel to cover telecommunications and media issues of interest to CCIA and its member companies.  Since 1972, CCIA has stood for open markets, open networks, and open competition.  CCIA has a wide range of members from internet companies, to telecommunications network providers, to chipset and handset makers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • leading CCIA’s policy development and legal analysis on telecommunications and media issues, such as net neutrality, spectrum, broadband deployment, media mergers, video programming, satellite, and over-the-top communications (OTT), in coordination with CCIA member companies and other Association personnel;
  • authoring industry comments, legal research and analysis, oral advocacy, and assisting in the drafting of all CCIA communications (e.g. press releases, op-eds, position papers) on telecommunications and media issues;
  • leading CCIA’s advocacy and outreach on telecommunications and media issues before the House, Senate, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Executive Branch, and international agencies (lobbyist registration may be required); and
  • liaising with coalitions of representatives from industry, public interest groups, and academia on public policy issues.

Minimum Qualifications: Three years relevant work experience in public policy, government, regulatory affairs, economics, or law.  The ideal candidate must have strong academic credentials; excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills; and a demonstrated ability to perform effectively on a team.  This is a J.D.-required position as this person may be called upon to represent CCIA in court on pertinent issues.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, two advocacy-oriented writing samples, and three professional references to careers@ccianet.org. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered and will receive responses.

 

Competition & Regulatory Policy Director, CCIA Europe

Location: Brussels (Limited travel will be required.)

CCIA is in search of a competition policy professional to join our Brussels team. The successful candidate will be a talented and hardworking individual able to represent the wider technology industry’s interests in EU competition and regulatory policy. He/she will be reporting to the Head of CCIA’s Brussels office. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulating CCIA’s policy positions in regulatory areas affecting technology companies, primarily in competition;
  • Drafting policy positions and communications materials;
  • Advocating CCIA policy with European policymakers;
  • Communicating CCIA policy positions to the public through blogs, press releases and social media;
  • Identifying and coordinating alliances with relevant stakeholders to advance CCIA positions;
  • Identifying, analysing and engaging on legislative proposals for the benefit of CCIA members;
  • Organising public events and private meetings.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Write and speak English fluently; other major European languages an advantage;
  • Have 5-8 years of relevant work experience related to EU competition and regulatory policy, e.g. EU institutions, EU Member State government, think tank, trade association, consultancy, law firm or company;
  • Have a Masters degree in a relevant field, e.g. EU competition law;
  • Have a good understanding of key elements of EU technology regulation and competition law enforcement;
  • Be familiar with the services and business models of CCIA member companies;
  • Effectively use modern communication tools e.g. social media;
  • Have the legal right to work in the EU;
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills;
  • Be driven and a self-starter;
  • Be passionate about the benefits of technology;
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be a team player.

Remuneration: Competitive; commensurate with experience.

Start Date: To be discussed.

Interested parties should submit should send a brief CV with cover letter to careersEU@ccianet.org. CCIA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please understand that due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant personally. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest and understanding.

 

Legal Intern, Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC

CCIA is always looking for bright, capable individuals for our internship program in our DC office.  We hire interns for the summer, and the fall and spring semesters, and accept applications on a rolling basis.

Interns work on a variety of ongoing and emerging Internet issues from both a legal and policy standpoint.  Subject matter may include: intellectual property (primarily copyright and patent), international trade, privacy, telecommunications, and antitrust.  Familiarity with Congress and legislative process, and courses in copyright, patent law, legal protection of computer software, and international IP treaties are highly preferable.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Ali Sternburg, Senior Policy Counsel, at asternburg@ccianet.org