D.J. Trainor was recently named Operations Manager of Personnel at RotoWire. D.J. leads the acquisition and training of interns and new employees on Player Notes and other forms of fantasy sports content, produced by RotoWire.
An alumn of UW-Madison, D.J. earned a bachelor degree in Communication and focused his passion for sports as an undergraduate intern at RotoWire.
RotoWire is a fantasy sports company that provides content to its various partners such as; ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, Fan Duel, and NFL.com. RotoWire has been a pioneer in real-time fantasy sports since 1997 and is one of the most well-known fantasy news platforms to date.
D.J. described RotoWire as a news aggregator that compiles professionally reported fantasy sports news and sends their stories to their partners through the "RotoWire voice." RotoWire is Madison-based, with writers and contributors from all across the globe.
For SBC members actively seeking employment or opportunities in the sports industry, especially opportunities in the world of fantasy sports such as RotoWire, D.J. Trainor had this to say:
On RotoWire broadening its' expertise into Esports...
"More people watch the League of Legends final than the NBA Finals and the sports industry is trying to put its thumb point on it and lay claim"
"For esports specifically RotoWire derives live summary reports from esports events for its' partners"
On how to succeed to in the sports industry...
"Broaden your horizon, I raised my hand for every opportunity that came my way"
"Go out and fill your resume with as much sports experience as possible, because that is who you are competing against"
Thank you to D.J. Trainor and taking the time to share his invaluable insight with our club about the ins and outs of working for a fantasy sports news aggregator like RotoWire as well as his advice on how to succeed in such a competitive industry.
RotoWire internships are available year-round, so anyone interested should contact D.J. Trainor via email to receive a link to the online application.
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