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Manager, Communications

  • Boston, MA | New York, NY
  • Communications
  • JR2161
  • Full Time

Be the strategy behind the game.

We’re seeking a Communications Manager with deep sports technology and entertainment expertise to join the DraftKings communications team. We’re an agile and dedicated group within a growing industry leader where you’ll strategically generate awareness and third-party validation for the company through earned media.  Helping lead the consumer portfolio, this role will serve as a critical external liaison with industry, business, and technology media to drive pertinent company narratives and thought leadership. Your day-to-day efforts will also include partnering with employees across departments to develop unique perspectives that inform winning public relations programs.  Sound good to you? Join us. 

What you’ll do as Manager, Communications:

  • Build and execute proactive communications plans to drive awareness for DraftKings and our products with sports technology and entertainment communities.

  • Collaborate cross-channel on both company-wide and specialized initiatives and manage the communications team involvement to dominate share of voice against competitors.

  • Ensure DraftKings is represented at the national, regional, and trade levels through a mix of proactive and reactive media relations across broadcast, print/digital, radio, and social mediums.

  • Work with external partners, including top professional leagues and media entities, to align on joint announcements that fuel buzz for our ongoing growth and innovation.

  • Oversee near-term and long-lead projects across company verticals spanning Sportsbook, Daily Fantasy, Casino, and Marketplace while providing creative and strategic counsel through a communications lens. 

  • Responsible for managing communications surrounding product launches, business partnerships, new market entries, corporate social responsibility endeavors, executive event appearances, influencer spokespeople, and more.

What you’ll bring:   

  • At least five years of relevant work experience at either a PR agency or an in-house communications team.

  • A passion for writing and the ability to craft clear and concise prose and tell stories that resonate.

  • Strong interest and familiarity with the sports tech, gaming, and entertainment space, along with strong existing media relationships with relevance. 

  • Upbeat attitude with a willingness to adopt a team-first mentality to get in the trenches together.

  • High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills to work seamlessly with internal stakeholders while building and sustaining critical relationships with journalists and partners.

  • Ability to blend creative vision with strategic execution and bring a fresh perspective to present and future opportunities, including entirely new ideas not being considered.

  • Experience managing cross-functional initiatives involving multiple stakeholders across an organization, delegating efficiently and effectively where necessary, and guiding direct reports on project and time management.

  • Grace under fire—PR can get stressful, especially in a hyper-competitive industry like ours, so maintaining composure when the heat dials up is essential.  

  • Collaborative working style—our comms team is small and agile. While we have dedicated coverage areas, we all jump in and work together to support each other when company priorities require all hands on deck or specific problem-solving.

Who are we a good fit for? 

We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us. 

We are DraftKings.

We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

Join Us!

We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

Ready to build what’s next? Apply now.

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