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New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1946
Company - Private
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
This league has the inside moves to score big with hoops fans. The National Basketball Association is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, with 30 teams representing 28 US markets and one in Canada. It oversees the rules of the game and ... Read more

NBA – Why Work For Us?


ABOUT US

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.

Off the court, we’re also deeply committed to social responsibility. NBA Cares leads the league’s involvement in addressing important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

OUR CALLING AND VALUES

At the NBA we compete with intensity, lead with integrity and inspire play. We do so by focusing on four key elements of our game.

Integrity: We conduct ourselves in accordance with the highest standards of honesty, ethics and fair dealing.

Teamwork: We work hard, communicate clearly and collaborate without regard to departmental lines or individual goals, and we have fun while doing it.

Respect: We value individuality and diversity and are courteous to each other, to our fans and our business partners. We will do our utmost to ensure that everyone feels welcome at our games, our events and our workplace.

Innovation: We encourage creative thinking. We are progressive and embrace the opportunity to try new things – and we are not afraid to fail.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Basketball is a sport that transcends culture, race, language, gender and socio-economic levels, and one in which anyone, anywhere can learn, enjoy and play.

The diversity of our fans is reflected at the NBA, where we foster an inclusive workplace by recruiting, retaining, developing and deploying talented individuals with diverse backgrounds across all businesses. Our employees bring their personal best to work each day, along with many different perspectives and life experiences. 

With such a broad and varied range of departments and roles, we’re looking for candidates from across many different areas of expertise. Our employees join the NBA from emerging fields of digital law, social media, design, UI/UX, broadcasting, production and communications to education, finance, strategy, venue development, and basketball operations. They have professional experience in writing, designing, constructing, directing, editing, producing and building in order to shape the future of sports entertainment.

At the NBA, we believe we’re made stronger by our differences and united by our dedication, passion, intensity and drive to be the best.

FIND YOUR POSITION

From streaming live entertainment and games, to emerging technology and law, to marketing, security and more, the NBA has positions available for the most passionate and accomplished candidates. Every member of our team serves an important and valuable role. Whether you are on the court, behind the scenes or out in the community, you're helping others experience the NBA like never before.

EARLY CAREER PROGRAMS

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our Summer Internship Program is a hands-on opportunity for enrolled college students to build their work experience and learn the behind-the-scenes operations of the NBA league office. Over the 10-week program, summer interns participate in a series of events and activities exposing them to the many facets of the NBA’s business, including the WNBA and NBA D-League.

Applicant placement within an NBA department is based on the NBA’s business needs, as well as the candidate’s interest, experience, leadership skills and academic achievement. All positions are located at the NBA league offices in either New York City (midtown Manhattan) or Secaucus, New Jersey.

To qualify for the Internship Program, students must be either (a) enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university and be between their junior or senior year OR (b) graduate students (typically MBA) between their first and second years, or law students between years one and two, or years two and three.

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Our Associate Program is a 24-month rotational training program that exposes recent college graduates to a wide range of NBA business activities and provides comprehensive personal development training. Participants are placed based on experience, academics and the NBA’s business needs. Additionally, candidates should possess demonstrable leadership skills through relevant extracurricular activities, along with meaningful, business-related internship or other experience. Our goal is to help these valuable new team members to become even larger contributors to the organization.


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    Job Perks, Travel + Mobile Devices

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NBA Interviews

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    The interview process was average for today's standards. They asked very standard questions. Initial interview was conducted by HR (limited knowledge of the position) and then the hiring manager.

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