Public Relations Vice President

17 Sep, 2020


Public Relations Vice President

New York, NY


FanDuel Group is a world-class team of brands and products all built with one goal in mind — to give fans new and innovative ways to interact with their favorite games, sports, teams, and leagues. That’s no easy task, which is why we’re so dedicated to building a winning team. And make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give.

FanDuel Group is based in New York, with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon and Scotland. Our brands include:

  • FanDuel — A game-changing real-money fantasy sports app
  • FanDuel Sportsbook — America’s #1 sports betting app
  • TVG — The best-in-class horse racing TV/media network and betting platform
  • FanDuel Racing — A horse racing app built for the average sports fan
  • FanDuel Casino & Betfair Casino — Fan-favorite online casino apps
  • FOXBet — A world-class betting platform and affiliate of FanDuel Group
  • PokerStars US — The premier online poker product and affiliate of FanDuel Group

Our roster has an opening with your name on it

This is a senior leadership position that involves meaningful collaboration with the C-team and other executive leaders within the company. Overseeing all strategy and execution across our press and communications practice, this role will craft the public narrative of our business across fantasy sports, sports betting, horse racing and online casino.

Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Build and/or maintain strong working relationships with media (print/broadcast/web) including business/financial and consumer outlets
  • Mature our press relations and communications practice to be more proactive and innovative, creating wholly new press opportunities and narratives
  • Set meaningful goals and measures on which our press and communications outcomes can be measured
  • Drive the planning and implementation of media events, roundtables, press conferences and educational seminars
  • Develop and execute a communications strategy that highlights Fan Duel Group’s differentiating capabilities and value propositions
  • Improve our crisis communications playbook, anticipating and preparing for various scenarios while marshaling responses in real time as situations arise
  • Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization
  • Coach executives and other company personnel that interact with press and media
  • Manage, mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
  • Oversee PR agency relationship and other communications service providers to maximize business value capture, and drive innovative press strategies
  • Build deep relationships with press, influencers and other external stakeholders about core FanDuel products and initiatives

What we’re looking for in our next teammate  

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field is required.
  • 15+ years of public relations experience, including several years in leadership roles at an agency or technology business
  • A demonstrable track record of creating narratives that drive national press pickup
  • A natural disposition of urgency and a knack for staying a-step-ahead of the competition and the wider public perception
  • Ability to turn ideas into actionable plans that align with business goals and generate public relations results
  • Experience leading communications for brands/companies undergoing transformation and growth
  • A portfolio of PR work that exemplifies brand strategy, public relations execution and leadership capabilities
  • Ability to comfortably interact with executive leadership team
  • Ability to work at pace when required, while also being able to step back and work on macro projects
  • Brilliant interpersonal and presentation skills – you engineer trust, respect can tailor your approach to the situation and audience
  • Interest in Online Casino, Fantasy Sports and/or Sports Betting preferred

We treat our team right

Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Flexible vacation allowance to let you refuel
  • Hall of Fame benefit programs and platforms

FanDuel Group is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect and value everyone as individuals. We don’t tolerate bias, judgement or harassment.  Our focus is on developing employees so that they reach their full potential.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2020-09-17