Government Affairs Director

  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Jul 23, 2018
Full time Director / VP / Pres. Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

The Washington, DC public policy office of Cox Enterprises, Inc. is hiring a Director of Government Affairs to support the federal government affairs function of the office.      

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the VP of Government Affairs in developing and implementing company public policy positions.  Including:
    • Monitor and analyze legislation and legislative activities of interest to the company.
    • Coordinate activities for grassroots and executive engagement on public policy issues.
    • Manage the company Congressional database.
    • Provide basic research, draft talking points and briefing materials for Congressional meetings.
    • Assist in preparation of briefing materials for executive visits.
    • Support preparation of Lobbying Disclosure Act filings.
  • Engage in direct advocacy with Members of Congress and staff in support of Cox’s public policy positions.  (The candidate must be willing to register under the Lobbying Disclosure Act.)
  • Work closely with member trade associations and coalitions.
  • Build relationships with Members of Congress and staff, trade associations, industry colleagues.
  • Support operation of CoxPAC.


  • 5-7 years of public policy/advocacy experience
  • Previous experience in a Congressional office is highly desired
  • Knowledge of cable, broadcasting or automotive issues.
  • Strong writing and communications skills.


  • Undergraduate degree required. Advanced degree in law, political science, public administration, communications or a related discipline is a plus.

About Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. The company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).

The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s 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.

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