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Position Summary:

Develop the future of basketball telecast production as part of the NBA's direct-to-consumer initiative. This role will oversee existing production of game streams on NBA platforms and will work with a cross-functional team to plan and execute new innovations. The Head of Game Production will also develop production standards and operations for future telecast productions. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the NBA and its content and will have experience in live telecast production including supervising production teams and working with on-air talent. The candidate will interact with the product development team, broadcast operations and engineering teams to create the next generation of NBA production. The ability to solve problems independently and work cross-functionally under tight deadlines while maintaining flexibility and a positive attitude in the face of evolving business challenges is a must for this role.

Major Responsibility:

  • Create content strategy for direct-to-consumer game feeds, including alternate streams and premium game streams

  • Source and manage production personnel and evaluate on-air talent

  • Create best practices for production of basketball games to inform production standards

  • Collaborate with the Content team to inform production strategy for new live content

  • Establish testing plan for new production elements, in collaboration with the Broadcasting and Media Operations & Technology groups

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Minimum 10 years prior work experience in oversight of live television and/or digital production, preferably in live sports.

  • Preference for experience as a coordinating or executive producer

  • Experience producing live interactive telecasts integrating digital overlays, social media and viewer personalization options

  • Knowledge of NBA and current media production landscape, with a strong understanding of evolving production workflows and technical advancements in the field

  • Demonstrated track record of innovation in production

  • Excellent communication, writing, organization and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and follow process with great detail and accuracy

Education: Bachelor's degree 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.

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