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FanDuel // one-day fantasy sports
Design, Full Time    New York    Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020
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About FanDuel Group 

FanDuel Group is a world-class team of brands & products all built with one goal in mind  to give fans new & innovative ways to interact with their favorite games, sports, teams, & leagues. Thats no easy task, which is why were so dedicated to building a winning team. And make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means well never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance & paid leave policies, were 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 & Scotland. Our brands include:

  • FanDuel  A game-changing real-money fantasy sports app
  • FanDuel Sportsbook  Americas #1 sports betting app
  • TVG  The best-in-class horse racing TV/media network & 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 affiliated with FanDuel Group 
  • PokerStars The premier online poker product affiliated with FanDuel Group

Were looking for a Senior UX Writer with some management experience to join our UX & Design team in our office in New York City.

What youll be doing

  • Improve our users experiences through copy: Working with UX researchers, product designers, product managers, & others to identify where we can improve experiences through informative, engaging language across a variety of contexts from UI components, to conversational interactions & content designed to help the user.

  • Hiring & managing other UX writers: While youll be responsible for all product copy in all FanDuel Group products, youll start to hire & manage others to help with the execution. Youll work with them on work management as well as career development.

  • Making the complex easy to use: Youll be responsible for turning sometimes complex concepts into clear & compelling copy. Youll work with key stakeholders from other areas such as our legal & compliance teams to make sure that compelling copy is also compliant.

  • Evolve our product tone of voice guidelines: Help raise the bar for all product communication, driving consistency & further developing our voice & tone guidelines as part of our wider foundational design system.

  • Strengthen our brand: Working closely with our brand team & marketing copywriting team to make sure the copy you write to help people use our products is also consistent with our brand tone of voice.

  • Influence projects from a UX copy perspective: Bring key stakeholders together & foster relationships around common goals & priorities that are lead with delivering a customer first approach through all written aspects of the FanDuel products.

  • Communicate decisions: Youll frame your decisions with strong rationales. Be able to tell a story, articulate the insights from UX research, & support decisions firmly & reasonably .

Youll also be an integral part of the UX & Design team

  • Collaboration: We believe that working with other disciplines makes for better solutions. Feedback is an important part of our personal & team development & we encourage one another to engage in regular, open conversation within cross-functional teams to build trust & respect about our work.

  • Contribute to our design system: Helping take our mature design system, maintained by the whole team, to the next evolution.

  • Grow the community: Coaching your colleagues in the team. Evolving our design processes, leading by example. Working on initiatives to expand the reach of UX & Design in the company.

What we're looking for in you

You have a demonstrated track record of content & linguistic background, ideally in digital products. Maybe youve been called a copywriter, or a content designer, or a content strategist in a previous role. Maybe youre a UX researcher or a designer who has become more focussed on content. Youre someone who can communicate & present the decisions & constraints within a project. Who has worked with other disciplines to ship quality products beyond handing off copy documents.

Youve worked on complex projects before. You have a strong opinion on how copy & communication can be applied to product development. You are a fast, iterative thinker who can partner with our UX Researchers to understand FanDuel users & speak to their needs.

Youve been immersed in US culture & been around sports culture. You dont need a huge passion for sports, but you do need a passion for understanding our sport-loving users so you can create great experiences for them.

Youre proficient in all areas of your discipline. You have managed people before & ideally been involved in hiring other UX writers.

What to include in your application

A portfolio is a must. A portfolio with case studies is better. Tell us about the work as well as showing it.

What youll get

Were serious about career development at FanDuel. Your manager will help you set development goals & use our discipline-specific career framework to grow over time. All our managers have a focus on continuous development & a drive to help you reach your potential, with in-house training & a development budget.

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

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

FanDuel Group is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity & inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect & 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.

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