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WNBA Business Development

REQ ID:  9412

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.


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 worldwide.


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 position will be a key member of the WNBA Business Development team responsible for generating revenue for the WNBA through the development and sale of large-scale, integrated marketing partnerships.


Major Responsibility:

  • Drive revenue for the WNBA by prospecting, developing and selling integrated marketing partnerships that incorporate WNBA IP, media, events, and other benefits/opportunities
  • Work with AVP, Affiliate League Group Lead and other members of WNBA Business Development on partnership sales strategy, development and delivery of strategic sales presentations, and contract negotiations
  • Establish and build relationships with senior level marketing decision makers and influencers within the sports marketing and agency world
  • Collaborate with appropriate internal stakeholders to develop customized WNBA marketing platforms that align with prospective partners' objectives (e.g., Partnership Development, Media, Activation, Social Responsibility)
  • Develop and write detailed, customized partnership proposals
  • Collaborate with NBA Business Development on developing and securing multi-league partnerships that include WNBA, as directed
  • Create and effectively maintain WNBA pipeline reporting documents
  • Serve as a liaison between WNBA and Marketing Partnerships & Media (MP&M)


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Passion for women's sports and creating innovative, purpose-driven brand partnerships
  • Energetic, self-starter with a commercial mindset
  • Strong presentation skills and effective at verbal and written communication
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced, matrixed environment
  • Detailed oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and tasks at once
  • Very knowledgeable of the sports marketing, sponsorship and media landscape
  • Experience Needed: Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in sponsorship sales or business development at league, team or agency
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and Power Point



  • Bachelor's degree required


Salary Range: 

  • $130,000 to $140,000 per year

The NBA does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or any other third parties. Any unsolicited resume sent to the NBA will be considered NBA property, and the NBA will not pay a fee should it hire the subject of any unsolicited resume.


The NBA considers applicants for all positions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs, and without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, 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.


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,, 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.


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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