EURO 2020 Digital Media Project Coordinator

Location Nyon, Switzerland
Posted 30/11/2018
Closes 28/12/2018
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Coaching & Sports Development
Contract Type Contract
Hours Full Time
Salary Negotiable

Job Description

Job information:

Division / Unit: Marketing / Digital
Contract type: Fixed Term
Location: Nyon
Start Date: 14.01.2019
Finish date: 31.10.2020


In 2020, the UEFA EURO will celebrate its 60th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, the tournament will be played across 12 different European cities - bringing the EURO closer to the fans and celebrating the best of European football and culture. To make this all possible, we need fantastic, dedicated people in every area.

The Digital Media Project Coordinator is instrumental in delivering EURO 2020 digital media services on time and to the highest standards to unilateral broadcast partners, sponsors and UEFA community stakeholders.This engineering profile requires proven know-how and experience in digital asset management and digital broadcast workflow delivery. The candidates should have at least three years' experience in a similar position working on major live sports events.

The Digital Media Project Coordinator is responsible for designing and implementing the technical integration of EURO 2020 digital media and TV production workflows, setting up the operational systems at the venue and at the international broadcast centre (IBC), and supporting the takers of digital services on-site at the IBC for a period of two to three months.


* Gathering, modelling and analysing the business requirements for the EURO 2020 workflows to distribute live and near-live digital services with all the surrounding workflows (graphics, file delivery, football metadata, OTT services) subscribed to by EURO 2020 broadcasters;
* Being instrumental in the selection of technical suppliers,
* Designing the solution architecture within the UEFA Digital Hive ecosystem integrated with the EURO 2020 IBC;
* Coordinating the technical delivery of digital broadcasting workflows by the suppliers, mainly including venue contribution, digital content factory post-production, distribution to key stakeholders;
* Installing and setting up digital broadcasting equipment and systems at venues or the IBC;
* Testing digital workflows;
* Analysing and coordinating repairs of technical faults in equipment, workflows and systems;
* Monitoring and minimising loss of service when equipment fails by quickly identifying the issue then providing fixes or alternative workflows with the suppliers;
* Acting as second-level support for the UEFA Digital Operations team during EURO 2020;
* Maintaining equipment and workflows during the EURO 2020 tournament.


Experience required:
- from 4 to 6 years / experience working in a digital media and broadcast environment delivering technical solutions that include video production workflows, video publication and distribution applications and processes
- from 4 to 6 years / experience working with advanced digital video distribution models applied to major sports events
- from 4 to 6 years / experience working in an IT and broadcast environment

- Bachelor's IT or broadcast engineering degree

- English / Advanced
- French / Advanced

Additional requirements:
- MS Excel / Advanced
- MS Outlook / Advanced
- MS PowerPoint / Advanced
- Experience interacting with business and broadcast partners and suppliers for live events
- Effective communicator with members of the team and other colleagues
- Independent
- Result-oriented
- Able to multitask
- Accountable all the way to delivery
- Able to work well under pressure
- Willing to travel
- Good spoken and written skills in English and a good knowledge of French
- Advanced technical design modelling and documentation skills
- Advanced web application development skills
- Advanced knowledge of UDP, JSON, XML, DBMS, HTML5 and HTTP streaming
- Advanced knowledge of broadcast and digital video network infrastructures/workflows: satellite, terrestrial, IP, TCP, routing, clustering, load-balancing
- Intermediate knowledge of EVS or equivalent, e.g. IPDirector, XT, XT Access
- Advanced knowledge of live video encoding
- Intermediate knowledge of DRM video content protection


The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football in Europe.

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