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Political Director / Director, Political Advertising

Cox Communications Inc
Washington, DC 20004
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*Primary Location: *975 F St NW, Washington, DC, USA
*Division: *Cox Communications
*Job Level: *Director/Senior Director
*Travel: *Yes, 15 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *217884
VACCINE POLICY: WHERE PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS U.S.-BASED JOB (REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED).
This new role with Cox Media will be responsible for leading our companys relationships with political campaigns, consultants and agencies, serving as political category SME across the Cox Media footprint, growing and supporting rigor in practices and processes around competitive monitoring and reporting, and coaching market selling teams to maximize opportunities. Reporting to the VP National and Political Sales, and as Director of our fastest growing line of business, you will have tremendous influence and latitude to drive innovation and best practices, and to further define the possibilities for this role and for our team.
*Core Responsibilities: *

* Develop and maintain database of national and state level campaign POCs in Cox Media footprint (consultant and agency)
* Own Upper Funnel Sales process, teeing up opportunity at political consultant and agency level (Digital and Data opportunities)
* In complement to Ampersand Washington DC sales leaders, call on state level campaign and party heads with Cox Media political specialist and/or Government Affairs Director
* Meet regularly with Ampersand Political team and ensure Cox Media voice is strong
* Provide communication, coordinate as-needed training and leadership to all political leads in their area of responsibility
* Influence budgeting and reforecasting process as the cycle progresses by providing intelligence around campaigns and activity that may alter revenue forecasts
* Work with markets and Legal to oversee compliance of FCC public file
* Perform regular spot checks on Cox Media files to identify any noncompliance and alert market for correction
* Monthly meetings with market political leads and VPs to review status and receive support on rate card update and process, inventory clearance, opportunity, revenue update
* Host Monthly call with market political sellers to organize the business and manage needs
* Craft monthly update on political landscape for distribution to the regions and company leadership
* Maintain political calendars, races and issues, competitiveness outlook by market/region
* Manage periodic political training sessions for CMI market teams
* Other key contributions as defined by you and your leader

Qualifications:

* Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
* Bachelors Degree or equivalent
* Requires 5+ years related experience
*Additional Knowledge and Skills Required:*

* Customer focused with strong relationship-building skills
* Critical thinking and problem solving skills
* Existing relationships within the political campaign ecosystem
* Deep understanding of rules and regulations around political advertising


Who We Are
*About Cox Communications*
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2022-01-03
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