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Digital Media Business Development Lead

Company: National Basketball Association
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.

Position Summary:

This person will be a senior digital business development leader. In this role, they will identify, negotiate and manage a complex portfolio of digital media content partnerships aimed at strategically deploying NBA content on the platforms fans care about, driving revenue for the league and building long-term strategic value for the broader league business and its 30 teams.

Major Responsibility:

  • Negotiate and manage a complex portfolio of new media content partnerships
  • Act as deal lead for content partnerships across a number of areas including social media, emerging media and AVOD platforms
  • Proactively identify and pursue content partnerships with new business partners and emerging technology sectors
  • Develop and manage strong knowledge, expertise and relationships in new media
  • Collaborate with, and communicate deal updates and opportunities to, colleagues (including senior leadership)

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant digital media content distribution experience
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of negotiating digital media distribution deals
  • Knowledge of the media landscape, particularly new media and emerging technology
  • Familiarity with legal, economic, product and technical aspects of the video content ecosystem
  • Strong analytical, organizational and negotiation skills
  • Network of relationships among media and digital platforms


  • Bachelor degree required
  • MBA preferred, but not required

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan

Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Business Development, Media, MBA, Sales, Marketing, Management

Keywords: National Basketball Association, New York , Digital Media Business Development Lead, Other , New York, New York

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