DraftKings is hiring a

Director of Contest Operations & Promotions

Boston, United States

DraftKings is a venture-backed fantasy sports startup focused on the rapidly growing Daily Fantasy Sports space.  Daily Fantasy Sports is similar to traditional season long fantasy sports games, minus the commitment.  With 1-Day Length contests and new drafts happening each day for both free and real money, we’re taking Fantasy Sports to the next level. 

The Director of Contest Operations & Promotions is responsible for overseeing the operations of DraftKings’ fantasy sports contests and promotional offerings – both online and offline events – from strategy and design to implementation. 

Our contests and promotions will be designed to continually improve on the engagement levels of our 6.5+ Million fantasy player user base.  You’ll lead the evolution of our day in, day out contest mixes across many sports, through a combination of creativity, strong analytics and customer insight.  The candidate must have a relentless work ethic, tremendous customer insight into the fantasy player and a proven consumer marketing background, as well as strong quantitative and operational management skills.  Exceptional judgment and ability to forecast demand and manage risk are essential to success.

Responsibilities

  • Lead contest operations department, from strategy to execution
  • Development of industry-leading promotional calendar, both online and offline / events
  • Test, measure and evolve contest treatments with an eye towards finding growth opportunity
  • Optimization of demand forecasting framework to improve accuracy
  • Optimization of processes to maximize operational efficiency and ensure flawless execution
  • Lead innovation efforts to develop new and exciting contest concepts
  • Develop and maintain strong cross-functional communication lines around key contest offerings
  • Manage and develop team members across a multi-location organization

Desired Skills

  • Relentless passion for the customer and eye for compelling & innovative contests and promotions
  • Relentless work ethic
  • Exceptional judgment; ability to balance risk / reward and manage to results
  • Strong analytical background
  • Proficiency in managing operational teams / processes
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Well-organized and excellent attention to detail

Qualifications

  • 7 – 10 years of experience in a marketing related role
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in a business, marketing, or quantitative field
  • Passion for sports, particularly fantasy sports
  • Comfortable in fast paced, results driven environment