Today’s sports related opportunity leads have been found from Los Angeles to New York, range from Intern to Vice President and all relate to basketball. Opportunities involve positions at the NBA, with the LA Sparks and with the Charlotte Bobcats. The best and easiest way to land a job in sports management is by doing an internship or attending a graduate program in a sports related field for additional references. However, if one of those options is not available, take a sales job. Every sports franchise needs someone who can sell. If you have a passion for hoops, then consider giving the following a look.
The Los Angeles Sparks have several job postings listed. Here is a list of what is currently available.
Director, Corporate Sponsorship
Ticket Sales Associate
Project Manager Intern
Want to work on the international level? The NBA lists this manager job in Marketing/Advertising/Sales, thought it has been listed since December, 2008 so I cannot personally confirm it is still open.
The NBA has other jobs available as well. Here is a job description for a Director Level job for Marketing and Media
The NBA is always looking to interview strong new business development professionals at all levels from Manager to VP. This role will be responsible for generating revenue through sales of integrated marketing and media platforms NBA properties, e.g., USA Basketball, D-League and NBA. The position is based in New York.
Another New York job with the NBA is at a VP level and is a financial position.
The Charlotte Bobcats, located in Charlotte, NC, have two positions I found listed, one is for Inside Sales Consultant and the second is for Account Executive, Season Ticket Sales Both of these links wind upon the same page.