Full Time Job

Staff Writer, Dk Nation

Vox Media

Remote / Virtual 06-08-2022
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WHO WE ARE

DK Nation, a collaboration between DraftKings and SB Nation, is developing into the premier destination for Daily Fantasy and betting content. We are seeking enterprising, self-starting, and experienced writers to build out our coverage across an assortment of professional and college sports as well as helping us build on a growing pop culture presence.

Do you…
• Play daily fantasy sports?
• Bet on sports?
• Write about sports?
• Follow injury and roster news?
• Want to help advise our millions of readers on their fantasy and sports betting decisions?
• Follow pop culture? (TVs, movies, award shows, etc)

SB Nation is the largest independent sports media brand, consisting of SBNation.com, Secret Base, MMAFighting, OutSports and more than 280 fan-centric team communities.

SB Nation is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what's now, what's next, and what's possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
• Ability to do self-directed work without strict supervision
• Can produce clean analysis on breaking news at a fast pace
• Strong knowledge of any of the following sports: NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Men's and Women's college sports, Soccer, UFC/MMA, Boxing, Golf, NASCAR, F1, WNBA – Pop Culture knowledge also a plus
• Strong knowledge of DFS and sports betting (can be through writing experience or playing experience)
• At least two years of experience writing about sports, fantasy sports and/or sports betting
• Basic understanding of search-engine optimization

WHO YOU ARE

We're looking for a staff writer to join our team at DK Nation. This person should possess strong knowledge and the ability to write about a multitude of sports topics including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Men's and Women's college sports, Soccer, UFC/MMA, Boxing, NASCAR, F1, Golf, WNBA and more. This person should have some interest in facets of Pop Culture. The candidate does not have to possess knowledge of all the above topics but being well-rounded is important. This person will be responsible for analyzing breaking news for fantasy and betting impact, providing both daily fantasy and betting picks on a day-to-day basis, and bringing a unique voice to our breadth of fantasy and betting content

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We've hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.

WHERE YOU'LL WORK

This job is remote. We're dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.
OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here.

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (recruitment@voxmedia.com).

WHAT COMES NEXT
Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gq9z21-44-192-65-228-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Vox Media

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

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