Public Affairs Senior Associate



Remote · New York, USA · Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

At DraftKings, we're inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space and are propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Be the strategy behind the game.

We are searching for a smart and proactive Public Affairs Senior Associate. This individual will play a crucial role supporting the public affairs and corporate social responsibility team while delivering on company objectives. The Public Affairs Senior Associate will function as a supporting member of DraftKings’ Communications Department, working across the team in a variety of areas detailed below.

Sound good to you? Join us.

What you’ll do as a Senior Communications Associate:

  • Create compelling written, social and multi-media content that inspires DraftKings customers and external advocates to learn more about the company’s public policy initiatives and take action on legislative priorities.

  • Aid in the development and execution of rapid response campaigns to quickly mobilize DraftKings’ advocates when needed.

  • Maintain and develop content for the company’s grassroots websites, advocacy communications and other grassroots advocacy materials.

  • Assist in developing and drafting public affairs-related materials including but not limited to press releases, briefing documents, social media content, award submissions and one-pagers.

  • Monitor, research and analyze industry trends, legislative developments, and public policy issues.

  • Provide support for DraftKings S.E.R.V.E.S. global corporate social responsibility program, including coordination with external and internal partners, content development and communications planning.

  • Assist with public policy related media requests and outreach.

  • Support administrative efforts including research, media monitoring, agendas, conference call coordination, and notetaking.

What you’ll bring:

  • 3+ years total experience in public affairs, grassroots advocacy, digital/social media engagement, issue advocacy, corporate political engagement, or political campaigns.

  • Strong understanding of the federal and state legislative process and experience managing issue-oriented campaigns.

  • Demonstrated experience writing and developing content to support public affairs strategies, including grassroots messaging, one-pagers, issue briefs, op-eds, thought leadership and social media.

  • Exceptional project management skills and the ability to structure and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously and drive to completion, often with short deadlines.

  • Knowledge of public policy, issue advocacy, government affairs and corporate social responsibility.

  • Positive and collaborative personality who can work seamlessly within the Communications team.

  • Corporate or agency public affairs experience is a plus.


Join Us!

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

Ready to build what’s next? Apply now.

As a regulated gaming company, you may be required to obtain a gaming license issued by the appropriate state agency as a condition of employment.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $66,400.00 - $99,600.00, plus bonus, equity, and benefits as applicable. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range and how that was determined during the hiring process.