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Position Summary

The Project Employee would be primarily responsible for assisting the Director of Footage Licensing with the day-to-day management and coordination of all aspects of 3rd party footage licensing agreements, along with assisting with project workflow associated with 3rd party programming agreements.


This is a temporary position with an expected duration not to exceed (10) months.


Major Responsibilities

  • Provide primary support for Footage Licensing Lead with ongoing footage license requests (e.g., viewing/logging rough cut links, providing footage counts, assist with license agreements, shoot agreements and negotiation of financial terms).

  • Assist in responding to large volume of global email requests both internally and externally in a timely manner to ensure meeting of deadlines provided.

  • Prepare and present 3rd party projects to the internal review team inclusive of Content, Marketing and Player Marketing.

  • Serve as primary backup to Footage Licensing Lead during out-of-office periods.

  • Assistance on urgent team requests pertaining to 3rd party shoot requests.

  • Provide Global Marketing Partnerships department with footage licensing agreements for Marketing Partners.

  • Work with Content Operations on the creation of internal links for all 3rd party project submissions.

  • Participate in organizing review process across internal departments for 3rd party pitch materials (treatments, scripts, rough cuts, trailers, etc.).

  • Work closely with NBA Finance on aging reports and following up with 3rd party clients on outstanding payments.

  • Engage with other league departments as needed to facilitate various aspects of 3rd party project reviews and execution (e.g., Content, Marketing, Basketball Operations, Marketing Partnerships & Media Planning, Finance).

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Understanding and familiarity with media distribution and licensing agreements.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and engage multiple stakeholders in a challenging fast paced environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and multitask effectively, and to organize and prioritize projects as directed.

  • Ability to distill large volume of information into clear, concise recaps.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, matrixed organization that requires coordination and collaboration across multiple departments and sub-departments.

  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office and Google Docs Editors, especially for creating and maintaining spreadsheets (Excel, Google Sheets).

Experience Needed

  • 2-4 years with a background in media, sports, entertainment, or partnership management.

Educational Background Required

  • BA required; MBA preferred.





Salary Range: $2,307.69 Bi- weekly 

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About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

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