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Sydney, AU

FIFA Films Manager - Australia

If you are a seasoned Films Manager interested in a once-in-a-lifetime job in the sports industry, this is your chance. We are looking for someone to lead and strengthen the team in charge of organising the biggest women’s sporting event in the world: the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.

To ensure the successful operational delivery of the ninth edition of this competition, we have set up a local events team. Its aim is to improve the experience of over 1.1 billion people watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, by delivering innovative solutions across all operational areas.

 

We are currently looking to recruit our

FIFA Films Manager – Australia*
*Start date for this role is February 2022

 

Job responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Head of Broadcast Australia & New Zealand, the FIFA Films Manager Australia has the responsibility of managing the production of all non-live content in the Host Country, Australia to the highest broadcast standards. The position will also support the FIFA Zurich TV Services team on all 2023 Event related projects.

 

Job duties

The FIFA Films Manager New Australia will be responsible for:

  • Managing the production in the Host Country of all non-live content on behalf of FIFA’s Commercial Division, with particular focus on Media Rights Licensees (MRLs) and Commercial Affiliates (CAs).
  • Direct supervisory involvement in all FIFA-produced content for our commercial partners – such as Monthly Content deliveries, Country and City Profiles, Stadium Profiles, Milestones, Promotional Trailers, Sponsor Filming, ad hoc FIFA requests – and a supporting role for MRLs and CAs in terms of their own production requirements in the host country.
  • Being the point of contact between FIFA Films and local MRL for the delivery of all content stemming specifically from the agreement between the two parties.
  • Liaising with the Host Broadcast Productions Manager within the FIFA Local Entity 2023 to identify the content delivery needs for any TV event, live or non-live, and to support TV Operations in the delivery of live events.
  • Developing and maintaining a close and collaborative relationship with the FIFA Films Manager, New Zealand to ensure a consistent look and feel for all content produces across the 2 Host Countries.
  • Developing a cohesive content delivery plan in collaboration with FIFA Films Zurich and proactively seek and suggest content ideas.
  • Working in-tandem with the Broadcast Digital Content Manager, Australia to ensure a complementary TV & Digital content offering to MRLs.
  • Identifying areas where the boundaries of production can be pushed so that FIFA continues to offer an industry-leading service to its commercial partners as well as to itself – and work with Host Broadcast Productions in the Host Country to ensure that such innovations are developed and brought to life.
  • Overseeing and/or supporting any FIFA Films Commercial Programming based in Australia, such as Preview Series and programming for the FIFA Films catalogue.
  • Liaising with Host Broadcast Productions in the Host Country on the IBC project to ensure that all the requirements for additional content are identified and met.
  • Supporting FIFA departments and key stakeholders in any audio-visual needs they have in the host country and be part of the planning of such projects, including ensuring that such content is culturally appropriate.
  • Procurement, as per FIFA requirements, of local third-party agencies where necessary to provide any additional footage for ongoing projects.
  • Communicating well, reporting back to FIFA Films in Zurich on all projects on a regular basis.
  • Supporting all areas of the Broadcast team unit in the Host Country, including management of local personnel where appropriate.

 

 

Qualifications & experience

You will have a minimum of 10 years broadcasting experience in international sport, managing complex projects within the sporting industry. You will have proven knowledge of the local sport broadcasting production companies and freelance market along with strong knowledge and understanding of the Women’s football competitions and audience. The successful candidate will have experience in Content and Project Management as well as possess strong knowledge of video filming and editing up to date on broadcast developments & production processes.

 

Skills

The position requires a person to be a team player, have a positive attitude, demonstrate patience and persistence and willingness to work to tight timelines. Being fluent in English is essential, having knowledge of other languages is a bonus. The successful candidate will have strong IT skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint).

 

What we offer

Working at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 is more than a job; it is a calling to create a better world through the power of football. As part of the FIFA family, you will be working with highly motivated colleagues within a dynamic and diverse team. Employment is offered until September 2023.

 

How to apply

If you think you would be a good fit and are keen to work for an exciting and truly international organisation, we would love to hear from you. To apply, you should submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters) through our online application portal. Please only submit your applications through the portal, we cannot review applications submitted by email or post. Applicants will be required to provide proof of right to work within the host countries.

 

Closing Date: 5 December 2021