CTIA represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. From carriers and equipment manufacturers to mobile app developers and content creators, we bring together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st Century connected life. As the voice of America’s wireless industry, CTIA promotes our members through numerous campaigns aimed at building awareness among policymakers and the general public, as well as through industry-leading events on topics ranging from cybersecurity to 5G.
The Coordinator, Public Affairs supports the Public Affairs team, especially through media relations and internal and external newsletter communications.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):
I. Media Relations:
Intake media inquries by phone and email and route internally. Document and track inquiries through the response process.
Assist with drafting and distributing materials such as press releases and statements to staff, media and other stakeholders as directed.
Manage relationship with news clips service, ensuring stakeholders are receiving complete daily updates of relevant articles, including headlines in policy, member, trade and industry.
Compile and maintain email distribution lists, including CTIA staff, consultants, reporters and external parties.
Draft and distribute internal and external newsletters. Included, but not limited to:
Mobile Minute (daily)
Public Affairs Update for member companies (weekly)
Monitor news publications to identify other relevant breaking news or coverage on key policy areas, including 5G, wireless, spectrum and infrastructure. Compile supplemental coverage reports as necessary.
Provide editorial assistance (including proofreading, fact-finding, production of templates, etc.) for all CTIA and subsidiary organizations, including digital content (AP Style).
II. Digital Media:
Monitor assigned hearings and meetings and contribute social media coverage to enhance CTIA strategic messaging.
Post statements and press releases to CTIA website as requested.
III. Association Support:
Attend interdepartment meetings as necessary.
Participate in coalition calls and meetings as necessary.
IV. Other Clerical & Administrative Duties:
Assist with phones and scheduling.
Copying, typing, filing, media database entry and management.
Assist with scheduling, information distribution, requests and meetings with CTIA members.
Collect and distribute information as requested and as appropriate about, to and for CTIA.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Customer Service – Responds to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills – Works well as an individual or part of a group. Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively. Proofreads work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information.
Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Maintains confidentiality.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes shot and long-term work activities. Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and meetings on time and prepared.
Dependability - Follows instructions and responds to management direction.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Strong interest in technology/telecommunications, U.S. government and/or policy or journalism is helpful.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook) required. Familiarity with CMS (specifically Wordpress) and social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) preferred. Familiarity with Adobe suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) is an advantage. WIN
Education and/or experience:
Four-year college degree required. Prior experience (inclusive of internships) with public/media relations, advocacy/government relations, membership or trade associations helpful.
Candidates should be detail-oriented with strong knowledge of grammar and punctuation. Strong written and verbal communications skills are required. Proficiency in AP Style preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. This position may require overtime. Candidate must be flexible to work overtime if needed.
This list describes general job duties and responsibilities. It is not a complete list of duties. Incumbents may be required to perform additional tasks related to these duties.
CTIA does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, pregnancy or related conditions, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary with strong benefits package.
CTIA (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.