Senior Media Relations Officer


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Posting Date

Apr 18, 2022

Role description

As the organiser of some of the biggest and most iconic sport events in the world we lead the way in the sport and event industry.We are now looking for aSenior Media Relations Officerthat is part ofFIFAand supports us on our mission.These are your key tasks:

Leading global media relations directly in relation to all FIFA activities;
Identifying opportunities to showcase FIFA's leading role as a modern, dynamic, and trustworthy sports organisation;
Leading prompt and efficient responses to all media enquiries, often to tight deadlines;
Collaborating closely with corporate communications and content teams to ensure a consistent approach;
Providing uniformity in key account management;
Providing ongoing support of the FIFA Media Hub and developing centralised materials as per media relations instructions to inform and assist media;
Taking ownership and responsibility for all responses and content published on FIFA Media social media accounts;
In relation to FIFA Tournaments and Events, defining and establishing a consistent approach to media relations with Media Operations Services;
Liaising closely with the corporate communications team on overall media release policy and leading all additional media engagement in relation to speeches, publications and/or other activities in a timely manner;
Defining and establishing agreed procedures with the content team in relation to the management and update of FIFA channels;
Liaising closely with the corporate communications 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, including social media
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
International driving licence required
Willingness to travel worldwide, sometimes at short notice
Readiness for stand-by duties

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