Advertise with NCA

NCA offers various outlets to advertise Communication employment announcements. These options include the online NCA Career Center facilitated by third-party provider YMCareers by Community Brands, the NCA Annual Convention program, the online listserv (CRTNET), and Spectra magazine, which also allows for text and graphic ads promoting Communication-related publications, services, conferences, or other opportunities. Please review the options in more detail below.


The online NCA Career Center (facilitated by third-party provider, YMCareers by Community Brands) is the leading place for employers to recruit top-notch academic Communication professionals. The online service connects people with employment opportunities and assists employers in identifying qualified candidates. You can advertise open positions online and in print. Print ads appear in Spectra, NCA’s award-winning magazine, which is mailed four times a year to all NCA members. All text ads that are to appear in print are required to be submitted via the Career Center and posted on the web.

Career Center Tools for Employers, Recruiters, and Job Posters

Reach the most qualified candidates by posting your job opening on our online Career Center, and enhance your posting with a simultaneous ad in Spectra magazine.

Post Pricing

View Resumes and Curriculum Vitae

Check out resumes from the largest pool of qualified candidates in the Communication discipline. You will be taken to the online NCA Career Center platform facilitated by third-party provider, YMCareers by Community Brands.

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If you have technical or payment questions or need assistance using the online career center platform facilitated by YMCareers by Community Brands, please contact the vendor, YourMembership, at or 860-437-5700, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. eastern.

You will see this logo on our provider site and in email signatures with account representatives of YMCareers by Community Brands.

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NCA's award-winning magazine, Spectra, features articles on topics that are relevant to Communication scholars, teachers, and practitioners.

2020 Spectra Deadlines

  • Deadline for March Issue: January 15
  • Deadline for May: March 16
  • Deadline for September: July 15
  • Deadline for November Issue: September 15


Text Ads for Classified Advertisements in Spectra

All text ads (also known as line ads) must be submitted through the online NCA Career Center. See above for more submission details, pricing, and additional information.


Graphic Ads for Classified Advertisements or other Advertisements in Spectra

Advertisers may run display ads in Spectra, using the following procedures.


The following must be submitted by the publication deadline to

All graphic ad files must be in one of the following formats: EPS (with vector or header data); TIF (at least 300 dpi); JPG (high quality with at least 300 dpi); PDF (print ready)

Size and Pricing Structure

There are four size options for graphic ads in Spectra. Graphic advertisements are priced based on the size option in which they fit. See the Spectra Graphic Advertisement Size Guide PDF for more detailed information on size specifications. Graphic ads are printed in one color.

  • Quarter Page (print area 3.5 x 4.625 inches or smaller)
  • Half Page (print area 7.25 x 4.625 inches or larger than quarter page)
  • Single Column (print area 2.275 x 9.625 inches or shorter than single full column)
  • Full Page (print area 7.25 x 9.625 inches or larger than half page)

Graphic advertisements may appear in one or multiple consecutive issues of Spectra. Below is the fee structure. Member rates refer to departmental members, whose membership must be current. For multiple issues, the price is the cost per issue.

Single Issue

  Non-member Member
Quarter Page $1,000 $750
Half Page $1,900 $1,650
Single Column $1,200 $950
Full Page $2,800 $2,550


Multiple Issues

  Non-member Member
Quarter Page $750 $650
Half Page $1,650 $1,500
Single Column $950 $850
Full Page $2,550 $2,300

Additional Charges

  • Reformatting: An additional reformatting fee of $100 (per ad) will be assessed for ads not submitted in one of the required graphic file formats (.tif, .eps, .jpg, pdf).
  • Display on NCA Career Center: Ads may be placed online for an additional fee of $50 for 30 days ($1 for each additional day). You will be sent a coupon that will allow you to post your ad on the NCA Career Center for the specified number of days.

Important Information

Payment: Credit card and purchase order (P.O.) are acceptable methods of payment. A P.O. number is required BEFORE a graphic ad can be placed.

Proofreading: Graphic advertisements are not proofread for spelling and grammar. It is the responsibility of submitter to proofread all advertisement text.

How to Submit


2020 Advertising Submission Deadlines

  • Deadline for March Issue: January 15
  • Deadline for May: March 16
  • Deadline for September: July 15
  • Deadline for November Issue: September 15

Put your advertisement in the hands of more than 5,000 convention attendees who use the program extensively to identify the topic, location, and time for over 1,200 programs.

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Position announcements may be posted to the Communication, Research, and Theory Network (CRTNET), to which more than 11,000 Communication students, teachers, scholars, and practitioners subscribe. CRTNET is a daily listserv that is sent out to subscribers. Announcements will appear only once. This service is free to NCA departmental members. The cost for non-departmental members to post position announcements on the listserv is $100 per position vacancy.

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