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Communications Lead, North America

| Greater LA Area

About Smarkets

Smarkets is a growing tech-led team of over 100, boasting more than 30 nationalities. Our platform has handled over £3 billion in bets since launching in 2010, allowing us to become one of the most profitable companies per employee in Europe.

Smarkets prides itself on collecting individuals seeking challenges, and our team members' experiences reflects this. Come join former financial and adtech engineers, researchers, scientists, and PhDs at one of the most dynamic workforces in Europe and America.

Position Summary

The Communications Director will work alongside our CEO in our Downtown Los Angeles office to develop and execute an inspiring, actionable and impactful external communications strategy that translates into building our reputation and ensuring effective media coverage. The candidate must have an existing network of contacts and an excellent grasp of modern communications strategies in a fast growing Sports or Technology environment. Moreover, we would expect this candidate to help build our CEO's profile nationally.

Excellent writing and presentation skills are a must in order to act as brand ambassador for Smarkets internally and externally.

Core Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop and implement PR strategies and report on their effectiveness
  • Run point on managing media and press relationships
  • Oversee the research, writing and distribution of press releases to media
  • Collate and analyse media coverage
  • Write and edit speeches, articles and annual reports
  • Devise and coordinate photo opportunities
  • Organise events including press conferences
  • Help oversee messaging on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Source and manage speaking and sponsorship opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of PR / Communications related experience
  • Experience leading and developing PR for a high-growth company
  • Combines a strategic mindset with great attention to detail
  • Thrives in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Can articulate inspiring, actionable communications and strategy
  • Passion for tech/fintech and robust industry knowledge a plus


  • Self-management structure similar to Valve
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 100% employer paid health insurance
  • Flexible work environment
  • Free meals daily, social events and parties on a frequent basis
  • Downtown LA office very close to the metro

Compensation Guidance

Salary determined by peer review and dependent on experience. Stock options, and other benefits for qualified candidates.

This is a full-time job based in Downtown LA.


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We are in the financial district of DTLA blocks from public transportation, bars, restaurants and more!

An Insider's view of Smarkets

What are some social events your company does?

We eat lunch together every day! It allows us time to socialize and grow closer as a team, eat great food, and play one of our many board games or activities in the office. At the end of every month we also have a happy hour to celebrate that month's accomplishments where the team and their friends and family can all join!


Lead Recruiter

How does the company support your career growth?

At Smarkets the engineering teams have true ownership over their work. We are the main drivers behind all technical/product decisions and the added responsibility helps us become more well-rounded engineers.


Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I'm always available to our team of just over 100 employees, but since I launched the LA office, I get to work alongside a team of talented developers on a daily basis. It allows them to share ideas directly with me to influence the direction of the company and promotes an agile work environment.



What are Smarkets Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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