Senior Corporate Communications Officer


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Posting Date

Apr 18, 2022

Role description

We are dedicated to the beautiful game and its development in every corner of the world and in all of its aspects.We are now looking for aSenior Corporate Communications Officerthat is part ofFIFAand supports us on our mission.These are your key tasks:

Managing corporate communications directly in relation to all FIFA activities;
Defining content requirements (with an emphasis on digital communication methods) to promote individual stakeholder activities in line with the President's Vision, 2020-23, and agreeing a detailed content plan, calendar and budget with each stakeholder that governs the effective delivery of such content across various channels;
Developing centralised messaging and factsheets as per communications management instructions and in line with stakeholder expectations which are updated on a regular basis;
Taking ownership and responsibility for content in relation to the individual stakeholder topic on owned and operated FIFA channels (i.e. dedicated social media accounts and sub-sections on;
Defining the precise positioning of the stakeholder requirements within the content channels mix (owned and operated channels) and establishing agreed procedures with the content team in relation to the management and updating of these channels (i.e. agree who publishes the content, where, when and with the necessary priorities, with colleagues);
Defining the overall media release policy and subsequently preparing and issuing all approved media releases/advisories in line with stakeholder requirements, and supporting with any speeches or articles which also need to be prepared;
Drafting all event memorandums that require additional content to be commissioned, edited, approved and published with the objective of further promoting the stakeholders' activities;
Identifying and appointing freelance support to support deliverables as agreed with management;
Creating division-by-division and/or topic-by-topic guides to efficiently explain what FIFA does (based closely on the President's Vision, 2020-23);
Liaising closely with the media relations team to support them in communicating on various topics relevant to the specific stakeholder;

How will you shape the role and make it your own?

We work hard at FIFA.We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.And we respect our values. Always.For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.The specific competencies we require for this position are:

Bachelor's and or Master's in languages/communications/journalism
Excellent written and spoken communication skills and management of messaging and media as well as working under tight deadlines
Deep understanding of global football activities
Excellent command of communications platforms and media relations
Expertise in video production and social media as well as standard messaging and content creation
Proven experience (10+ years) working in an international sports and/or media organisation with a specific background in football and/or journalism
Media communications or public relations expertise and the ability to build and maintain a trusted audience
Excellent English skills, including writing, communication, and presentation
MS Office advanced, SAP knowledge an asset
Comfortable presenting to and communicating with top management and key stakeholders (internal and external)
An outstanding team spirit with an entrepreneurial mind-set that thrives when being challenged
Ability to foster long-term relationships with key professionals
Ability to handle a budget, contracts and manage an RFP process
Understand and be conscious of the political and commercial nature of a global governing body's activities in addition to organising tournaments and events
Open mind able to embrace and anticipate change, often at short notice, in professional domain
Willingness to travel worldwide, sometimes at short notice
Readiness for stand-by duties

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