Freelance writer for digital sports entertainment and gaming company
DraftKings is seeking a Freelance Writer to contribute written content on nights and weekends across its many platforms. As a writer with DraftKings, you will bring strong journalistic practices to a growing group of writers, producers and on-air talent. A strong understanding of all the major sports is required, in addition to creating breaking news content. Sound like a good fit for you? Join us.
What You’ll Do As a Freelance Writer
- Deliver editorial content, shaping a consistent voice and tone for the site.
- Complete assigned long-form content on DFS and sports betting picks for all major sports.
- Create analysis and reactionary blurbs on breaking news, notes, and injuries on our real-time news and information app, DK Live.
What Skills You Will Use
- Ideally, you have 2+ years of experience on the written side of a major journalistic enterprise.
- Extremely strong knowledge of core journalistic/reporting frameworks.
- Deep comfort with the world of fantasy sports and with the sports entertainment space overall.
- Significant work experience in a fast-paced newsroom with high production targets.
- Management experience; must be capable of setting direction and providing feedback.
- Strong organizational skills critical; must be able to juggle multiple pieces of news or content.
- Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to effectively collaborate with others in a team.
- Journalism degree preferred; substantial newsroom experience a must.