The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA): 50 year-old tech trade assoc. promoting #netfreedom, balanced #patent #copyright #antitrust policies.
CCIA seeks a policy expert to support advocacy on key legislative priorities for the technology sector at the state level, including proposals relating to content moderation, trust & safety, and online intermediaries. This position is based in CCIA’s DC office and is eligible for up to 80% telework. The State Policy Manager will report to the State Policy Director.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Monitor state legislation, legislative calendars, meetings, and hearings
- Analyze legislation related to digital trust and safety and online content moderation
- Liaise with legislative staff to confirm questions regarding legislative proceedings
Communications and Advocacy
Assist the State Policy Director with development and implementation of effective outreach strategies to bring CCIA’s positions on state issues to the attention of lawmakers:
- Support the establishment and management of coalitions to advance legislation in support of member interests, including but not limited to the regulation of digital services’ trust and safety operations
- Support the development of advocacy materials (e.g., slide decks, talking points, memos, issue briefs)
- Collaborate with the State Policy Director to develop and execute research plans to support the CCIA’s state policy objectives
- Monitor media and events related to state technology issues
- Read and summarize articles, policy papers, and legal briefs; maintain a list of resources to support state advocacy
- Coordinate the delivery of public comment on legislation
Participate in and support strategic planning and impact tracking:
- Participate in meetings with CCIA members, coalitions, and state policymakers
- Assist with tracking deadlines, deliverables, and performance metrics
- Monitor activities of key players in the tech space
The ideal candidate will have:
- A minimum of 4 years professional experience working with policymakers and staff, ideally at the state level
- Broad substantive knowledge of technology policy, preferably with a focus on digital trust and safety and/or online content moderation
- In-depth understanding of state government structures, operations, and politics
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Familiarity with the products and services of CCIA member companies
- Experience in issue advocacy and/or campaigning at the state level
- Ability to think strategically and creatively, adjusting to changes in circumstances
- Experience working with third-party consultants
- Strong political awareness and ability to approach issues through a nonpartisan lens
- Experience using legislative tracking tools such as Quorum or FiscalNote
- Willingness to travel within the U.S. as needed
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and writing sample to [email protected]. This announcement will remain posted until the positions are filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the position will be considered and will receive responses.
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