The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a ten-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league, featuring national team players from around the world. The clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, FC Kansas City, North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, and the Washington Spirit. Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.
NWSL Media, a joint venture between the NWSL and A+E Networks and based in New York City, acts as the media and commercial arm of the league, overseeing all of its global broadcast and sponsorship rights. In addition, NWSL Media manages all digital assets for the NWSL including a re-designed NWSLSoccer.com, a new NWSL app on iOS and Android, and the league’s social media platforms.
Lifetime, the premier entertainment destination for women, has made an unprecedented commitment with a three-year agreement to be the official broadcast partner of the NWSL. For the first time in NWSL’s history, starting in the 2017 season, a league game will be broadcast on television each week of the season.
For the 2017 season, each of the league’s 10 clubs will play a total of 24 games consisting of 12 matches at home and 12 away. The 2017 NWSL regular season began on Saturday, April 15 and will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 30. The top four teams will qualify for the 2017 NWSL Playoffs and compete in the semifinals on the weekend of Oct. 7-8 and advance to the NWSL Championship on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando.
The Head of Sponsorship Sales is responsible for overseeing the sponsorship sales and fulfillment activities for the league. The Head of Sponsorship Sales role will require collaboration across internal stakeholders (e.g. Operations, Editorial, Production, Digital, Legal, A+E Sales) and external stakeholders (e.g., National Broadcast partners) to maximize all revenue opportunities. This position is located in New York City. Read More