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Zurich, CH

Public Relations Manager Switzerland

FIFA is looking to recruit a Public Relations Manager Switzerland (50-80%)



The position is based at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich and works on all FIFA media relations/communication relating to public and society affairs in Switzerland. It is a newly created role, and the ideal candidate is a senior Media/Public Relations Professional/Journalist experienced in communicating and engaging with media.


She/he is a professional, who enjoys an excellent reputation and has an established network of media contacts in Switzerland. A trustworthy and self-confident individual with a strong presence, she/he can work independently with the flexibility to respond to ad-hoc crisis situations and issues.


With a high level of textual competence and strong communication skills and personal commitment, the Manager Public Relations will:


  • Handle and lead a proactive media outreach, develop, and strengthen the media partnerships and respond to media requests.
  • Foster awareness, understanding and support for FIFA’s activities and programs amongst its key publics.
  • Monitor online and print publications, social media, and broadcasts to ensure accuracy, taking prompt corrective actions when needed.


The Requirements


  • University degree in Journalism, Communications, Political Science, Business, or related field.
  • Accomplished communications/media relations professional with experience in public information, media affairs and broad, public stakeholder engagement in Switzerland.
  • Strong writing skills, including writing for diverse audiences and formats.
  • A proven interest in and understanding of the current cultural, political, and societal climate and trending conversations of the day.
  • Success in managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, international environment and adapting quickly to changing priorities.
  • An adaptable work style, open to collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A passion for sport and an understanding of the interest that FIFA as an organization sparks in the public, business community and the political environment.


Social & Personal Characteristics


  • Agile, adaptable, resilient, and highly pragmatic with a can-do mentality.
  • Creative and innovative with strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strategic thinking, ability to see the big picture and to anticipate trends.
  • Self-disciplined and a self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • A strong communicator with excellent verbal and written communication, training, and presentation skills.
  • Native German speaker, fluency in English (written and spoken). Proficiency in any of the other national languages is an asset.


FIFA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin color, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, background, physical or mental disability, or on any other grounds.


This is an exciting role that will appeal to a confident, collaborative, and high-energy individual who thrives in an organization that touches the heart, the soul, and the life of so many people globally through football. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organization, please click “apply” and submit your application in English (motivation letter and CV; diplomas and reference letters are optional at this stage).


Please note that for the recruitment of this role, we cooperate with an external executive search company. While applying, you agree that your application may be forwarded to the appointed specialists. Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no applications via email/post please).