fifa enhanced job banner

Director of Media Rights and Content Services

Location Zürich, Switzerland
Posted 14/05/2019
Closes 13/06/2019
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Legal, IT, HR, Finance & Procurement, Events & Operations, Legal, Event Planning & Competition Management, Media Operations
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

For our Commercial Division we, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), are seeking an entrepreneurial and flexible


Director of Media Rights and Content Services


Your Duties:

Media Rights

  • Optimise FIFA’s reach and revenue objectives to deliver record-breaking results through the commercialisation of media rights to all FIFA events, including FIFA’s audiovisual archive
  • Develop and lead media rights sales process for all FIFA events from commercial concept development to contract finalization with media rights licensees utilising dedicated in-house sales team (and agency relationships, where relevant)
  • Actively develop all FIFA events to identify new commercial opportunities and deliver commercially-oriented outcomes for FIFA and its partners
  • Establish outstanding relationships and ensure quality of commercial rights delivery through best practice approach provided by dedicated in-house broadcaster servicing team

Content Services

  • Advance all aspects of media services production and post-production processes and ensure high quality implementation at all FIFA events: developing and delivering a world-class TV operations and host broadcast production concept
  • Responsible for FIFA Films productions and associated commercial audiovisual products for direct exploitation and as provided to media rights licensees
  • Primary TV/Media Rights liaison with external stakeholders (e.g. Local Organising Committees) relating to the delivery of related infrastructure to underpin FIFA events


  • Manage a department of more than 30 individuals (5 direct reports) and further inter-divisional relations
  • Fulfil budgeting and controlling responsibility


Our Requirements:

  • University degree or similar higher education
  • 8 – 10 years’ executive line management experience in international TV operations (sales, servicing, production)
  • Proven track record in sport event TV production and distribution, combined with solid understanding of legal aspects relating to rights licensing
  • Good knowledge of digital platforms and commercialization
  • Broad, international network with key persons in the sports, events and/or TV industry
  • A person of vision and integrity who sets high quality standards
  • Excellent knowledge of English and very good command of at least a second language (French, Spanish or German)


Does this position appeal to you? If you have the required qualifications and would like to work in an international environment, pass us the ball!


The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.

Insight content to support your application