Advertising with NCA

NCA offers various outlets to advertise Communication employment announcements, as well as Communication-related publications, services, conferences, or other opportunities. Below is a brief summary of the advertising opportunities NCA provides. Follow the links for additional information.

NCA Career Center 

This online database is the leading place for employers to recruit top-notch academic Communication professionals. Post open positions for immediate accessibility to online visitors. Also browse the resumes of the largest pool of qualified candidates in the Communication discipline. For an additional cost, enhance your job posting with a simultaneous in Spectra magazine, which is mailed to approximately 7,500 NCA members, as well as leaders from other scholarly societies and higher education associations. Click here for pricing and additional information.


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

Text Ads for Classified Advertisements in Spectra 

All text ads (also known as line ads) must be submitted through the NCA Career Center. Go to the NCA Career Center 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 only four size options for graphic ads in Spectra. Graphic advertisements are priced based on the size option in which they  fit. See  Spectra Graphic Advertisement Size Guide  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.











Quarter Page






Half Page






Single Column






Full Page






 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 

  1. Download and completely fill out the submission form.
  2. Use the Graphic Advertisement Size Guide to help determine the cost of your advertisement.
  3. Email graphic files and the submission form as email attachments to:


The deadlines for advertisements in Spectra are listed below.

2016 Advertising Submission Deadlines
Deadline for March Issue: January 15
Deadline for May: March 15
Deadline for September/November Issue: August 15

Convention Program 

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. Learn more at

Communication, Research and Theory Network (CRTNET) Listserv 

Position announcements may be posted to the Communication, Research, and Theory Network (CRTNET), to which more than 8,000 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.