Vacancy : Project Employee, Digital and Social Content Publishing – NBA G League
Company Name : the NBA
Company Location : New York, NY 10022
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.
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.
How has the addition of Two-Way players impacted the NBA G League? Who are the best NBA G League alums? How would you grow the NBA G League brand through digital & social channels? If you can answer these questions, we want to hear from you. This position is part of the NBA Emerging Media group which focuses on identifying, crafting, distributing, and publishing content for the NBA G League’s social and digital platforms. As the demand for content on the NBA G League’s social and digital platforms continues to grow, this is your opportunity to grow with us in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment. This is a project employee position based out of the Secaucus, New Jersey office.
Identify elements and potential storylines from the NBA G League’s live games and tentpole events throughout the season from the league’s Content Command Center (including nights and weekends) for specific use on digital & social platforms
Craft content for NBA G League social and digital platforms (websites and apps) including video, photo and graphics editing, and written content
Curate and publish video, photo, statistical, and editorial content for all NBA G League social and digital platforms
Provide on-site coverage of games & events, when needed, from an editorial & social perspective
Researching and introducing new content ideas for NBA G League social and digital platforms
Actively participate in content planning for the NBA G League’s social and digital platforms
Actively participate in league meetings to better understand how content can best support multiple business objectives
Background in digital, social, photos and graphics production/editing or video content production
Previous experience managing social accounts or social activations on behalf of a brand (can include college)
Previous professional examples of live event coverage for multiple social platforms (can include college)
Previous experience writing for a third-party destination (not your own site) and have editorial samples to share
Deeply knowledgeable and passionate about the NBA G League and the players, coaches, and teams
Deeply knowledgeable on social analytics & trends to know the best types of content to use on respective platforms
Knowledge of basketball analytics and the rules of the game
Strong writing and communication skills, as well as the ability to execute editorial judgment
Basic knowledge of Content Management Systems
Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere, Photoshop
Strong proficiency in Adobe CCS, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator Knowledge and use of 3rd party design apps including Unfold, Spark, Canva is preferred
Ability to utilize creative tools/programs to design and manage content files
Photo editing and an eye for sports photography
Ability and willingness to work on deadlines and handle multiple tasks at once with a precise and detail-oriented approach
Ability and willingness to work both independently, and as part of a team
This position will require occasional travel
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or relevant field experience preferred
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