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Zurich, Switzerland: Director of Communications - FIFA

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Director of Communications - FIFA

Zurich, Switzerland


To support our Communications Division, FIFA is looking to recruit a motivated and solution-oriented person with the ability to work in a cross-divisional team as a:

Director of Communications

Your duties
  • Supporting the Chief Communications Officer in the development and implementation of the overall FIFA communications strategy
  • Supporting the Chief Communications Officer in briefing senior organisation figures in advance of any media activities/appearances
  • Having overall responsibility for the strategy and budgets of the sub-division
  • Supporting the project management for Humanitarian / Football PR projects (fair-play / disabled football / smoke-free soccer / anti-racism / child labour / FIFA-SOS etc.)
  • Supporting the organising of special projects/events (World Player Gala / Preston Football Museum)
  • Leading the content creation and publication process
  • Managing FIFA’s Media strategy in order to increase engagement on existing platforms, and drive the strategy on new and emerging platforms, working closely with the Chief Communications Officer
  • Actively participating in (or leading) cross-departmental and cross-divisional initiatives
  • Conducting procurement-compliant tender processes to select the best services providers for FIFA Communications
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with media departments of football and inter-sport organisations
  • Leading and controlling editorial responsibility for all FIFA publications (editorials, forewords, agendas, news, brochures, specials, speeches, etc.)
  • Establishing relationship to the appointed host broadcaster at events
  • Ensuring project management at public events
  • Reporting activities and results to top management
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