Project Employee, Live Events Manager - WNBA (on-site)

REQ ID:  9895

New York, New York, US, 10022

The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.  To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


Hybrid at the NBA is defined as a role that is expected to be on-site Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


Position Summary:

This role will support the design, build and execution of immersive live events that acquire new fans, generate content, maximize event revenue and amplify the WNBA brand. Reporting to the WNBA Events Lead, this role will work day to day with NBA Enterprise Events, Live Programming and Entertainment and WNBA Creative Director. The Production Manager is tasked with the overall management of the production including, but not limited to, budget, logistics, vendor hiring and equipment rental. WNBA Events under this scope include:WNBA DraftWNBA All-StarWNBA Live at WNBA All-StarWNBA Commissioner's Cup Championship


Major Responsibility:

  • Work with Live Production and Events for on-court production set up, run throughs and general run of show planning
  • Manage contracts and RFPs for production staffing and vendor needs
  • Concisely communicate event logistics across internal and external stakeholders
  • Support in the budget management of each event, including coordination of projection updates and reconciliation, invoicing and record keeping for each event
  • Manage production vendors and event agencies on-site at events
  • Oversee operational documentation such as event master production schedules and communicate any and all pre-production timelines
  • Sourcing and scheduling Production Assistants and on-site event staff as needed


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 3+ years experience in event operations; live event experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well across departments, with clients and with business partners
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work across multiple projects at the same time
  • Knowledge of basketball references, nuances and terminology
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to interact professionally with individuals inside and outside the company
  • Ability to work under tight timeframes and deliver high quality work
  • Ability and flexibility to work some nights and weekends
  • Interest in WNBA, basketball and sports
  • Willingness to travel for site visits, planning meetings and on-site execution



  • Bachelor's Degree preferred


Salary Range: 

  • $3,076.92, bi-weekly



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About the WNBA
The WNBA is a bold, progressive basketball league that stands for the power of women.  Featuring 12 teams, the W is a unique sports property that combines competition and entertainment with a commitment to diversity and inclusion and social responsibility.  Through its world-class athletes, the in-game fan experience, TV and digital broadcasts, digital and social content and community outreach programs, the league celebrates and elevates the game of basketball and the culture around it.

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