Freelance Writer

DraftKings | WorldWide | 4 months ago

UnknownUnknownIntermediate (2-5 years)Intermediate (2-5 years)Long-termLong-termUnder 30 hrs/wkUnder 30 hrs/wk

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.