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General Manager – Target Center/AEG (OPEN)

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment companies in the world with a network of over 120 owned, operated and programmed venues on five continents. AEG Facilities is a stand-alone division of AEG that owns, operates and consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide. It has, at its fingertips, AEG’s vast network of resources and services, from live event producer – AEG Presents, to AEG Global Partnerships.

AEG Facilities is an elite collection of world-class venues with an unmatched level of resources, experience and talent. The Target Center Arena is a 19,000-seat arena in the heart of downtown Minneapolis is home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx, as well as concerts, family shows and special events.

SUMMARY
The General Manager for Target Center Arena in Minneapolis, MN, is responsible for overall management, promotion and operation of the facility including booking, finance, marketing, staffing, production maintenance and all related operations of a 26-year-old multi-purpose NBA Arena which is currently under a large-scale renovation in 2017.  This role will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to subordinate operating departments, management of staff, coordination and execution of plans and directives, and acting as liaison with corporate staff, industry associates, governing agencies, communication media and the public. Read More

Director, Player Operations – NBA 2K League (OPEN)

The NBA 2K esports league will launch next year with teams for 17 NBA franchises. Take-Two, the parent company of NBA 2K publisher 2K Sports, will run the league jointly with the NBA. The two companies announced the organization in February as the NBA 2K League.

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2016-17 season featured a record 113 international players from 41 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com and the NBA App, which achieved record viewership and traffic during the 2015-16 season.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 1.3 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.

SUMMARY
This position will be responsible for leading the operations of the NBA’s recently announced NBA 2K League, as well as serve as the NBA’s resident expert on esports. This person will also be responsible for player relationships and management. Read More

Director, Media & Partnership Sales – AEG Global Partnerships (COMPLETED)

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment companies in the world with a network of over 120 owned, operated and programmed venues on five continents. Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot downtown Los Angeles sports, residential and entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Club Nokia, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination anchored by The Ritz-Carlton & JW Marriott Hotel at L.A., the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE and Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant WP 24, along with entertainment, restaurant and office space.

AEG Global Partnerships Division was formed atop the company’s organizational structure to guide AEG’s continued development. The Division is focused on sponsorship and naming rights sales, and servicing the myriad of partnerships existing with AEG Facilities, live events, franchises and music properties.

In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program featuring the industry’s first sustainability report while in 2011, AEG introduced AXS a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company’s primary consumer brand including AXS Ticketing which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, Examiner.com and the AXS TV network.

SUMMARY

AEG Global Partnerships is seeking a Director, Media & Partnership Sales who is responsible for selling all of AEG’s corporate partnership assets including AXS TV inventory, on-site signage, promotional opportunities, logos and marks, and on-line assets. The new hire will engage new and existing strategic partners to drive business value across all AEG platforms, with a key focus on AXS TV. This individual should possess a strong sales acumen and deep knowledge of the sports sponsorship, television and digital marketplace. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative team responsible for sales growth both nationally and internationally for one of AEG’s largest brands, AXS Television. This position is located in Los Angeles, California.

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