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Associate Manager, Linear Ad Operations

🇺🇸 Secaucus, NJ, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.
US$80,000 – US$90,000 per year

WORK OPTION: 4 days per week in Secaucus, NJ office

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Position Summary:
This candidate reports to the Global Linear Ad Operations Sr. Manager - Global Media Operations (GMO) within the Network Partnerships and Programming department. This role will play an integral part in supporting the day-to-day responsibilities for linear ad operations, with a heavy concentration on trafficking, reporting, and troubleshooting of retained commercial inventory across linear broadcasts.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with external partners, legal, marketing, and other internal stakeholders to traffic sales and institutional media across National and Local broadcasts for NBA, WNBA, and G League programming.
  • Create and distribute monthly broadcast reports for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage trafficking of our 24 hr NBATVI network and serves as a backup in scheduling for our 24 hr. NBATVI network.
  • Responsible for obtaining, compiling, and distributing telecaster specifications and government policies, laws and clearance requirements.
  • Manages duplication and delivery budget for GPM and Marketing.
  • Manages deliverables in partnership with Marketing to ensure all creatives are delivered by the deadline.
  • Maintain direct day-to-day communication with internal marketing and the media sponsorship teams to effectively implement media plans.
  • Manage local domestic mapping/blackouts for RSN (Regional Sports Networks) and OTA (On the Air) which includes direct communication with department head and NBA legal department.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends and advancements in ad technology to continuously improve operational efficiency.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Systematic linear ad trafficking
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Must be able to work within the team concept

Experience Needed:

  • 5+ years of ad operations experience

Educational Background Required:

  • Undergraduate college degree required

Salary Range: $80,000 - $90,000

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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,, 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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