The ESPN Sports Betting & Fantasy team is responsible for managing the ongoing content development and integration of sports betting and fantasy. The team is responsible for identifying, launching and executing on opportunities to grow the ESPN betting and fantasy brands, user bases, market share and fan engagement for leading content and product offerings. The team will actively manage key partnerships in sports betting, season long and daily fantasy that drive best- in-class fan experience and advance ESPN’s market leadership.

Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the day-to-day operational leadership of a team of direct reports and horizontal operational integration of sports betting and fantasy across ESPN’s sports content platforms. This position will act as the central point of accountability for existing and new partnerships. The successful candidate will need to manage internal and partner communications, including meetings with cross-functional team key stakeholders across the company. This will include regular updates to newly-formed ESPN Betting Steering Committee. Additional responsibilities include:

Integrate direction for sports betting and fantasy with responsibility for both small direct SB/F team and wider cross-functional resource alignment and in order to meet key objectives.
Leading content strategy, development and launch of new betting opportunities
Direct existing sports betting partnerships
Maintain ongoing external communications with betting partners to ensure client success
Work with team to regularly manage internal and external documentation and reporting, and work with ESPN and DMED finance on performance measurement, outstanding obligations, and project timelines
Identify new areas of opportunity
Support team to ensure compliance with all contractual obligations
Ideal candidates will possess the following traits:
Skilled leader with a commitment to developing diverse, high performing teams
Strategic thinker, able to convert ideas to cogent, high impact presentations
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Passion for innovation and building new businesses
Attention to detail, motivated self-starter, comfortable in high-energy work environments
Gaming, betting and/or fantasy sports knowledge
Well established track record in sports and/or media industry

Experience / Skills


Basic Qualifications:

A minimum of 10 years of experience in at least one of business strategy, business development, product, or partnerships
Experience building and managing relationships with senior business leaders, both internally and externally
Demonstrated experience with project and prioritization management and tools
Experience working cross-functionally with various teams, managing projects, and delivering results
Strong internal and external communication abilities, and interpersonal skills
Comfort with fast-paced environment, changing requirements, ambiguity, and problem solving
Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and lead through uncertainty

Preferred Qualifications:

Gaming, betting and/or fantasy sports strategic or operational experience
An avid consumer of sports media. Proven financial/business analytical skills
Familiar with the Disney and ESPN IP portfolio and brands
Understanding of DTC media/sports business
Required Education
College degree or equivalent​