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1 Jun 2024

Archive Data & Information Manager

🇨🇭 Zürich, Switzerland
Full Time
5+ years exp.

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.

Join the team and support us on our mission.


Under the direction of the Team Lead Archives, the Archive Data & Information Manager is responsible for the maintenance of the reference metadata used by the FIFA archive.

These are your key tasks:

  • Manage our reference metadata through Mondeca ITM
  • Manage and validate candidate terms submitted to ITM
  • Undertake regular quality review of cataloging and metadata and provide feedback
  • Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies and ensuring the archive is able to handle the increasing volume of digital assets
  • Train colleagues in cataloging, metadata standards and methodology, technology, systems, and tools
  • Keep up to date on developments in the field of metadata management and make recommendations to the Team Lead
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of projects affecting the archive
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise concerning the Media Asset Management system to the archive staff
  • Provide support to the editorial team and producers by undertaking picture research into any subject relevant to the content produced


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:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Knowledge of cataloguing and metadata as applied to sport and film collections
  • Experience in cataloguing special collections, archival materials, and digital collections
  • Experience in coordination or management of audiovisual media asset management systems
  • Experience in batch cataloguing, metadata normalisation, and metadata manipulation tools or programming languages
  • Several years’ experience in managing and implementing audiovisual archive workflows
  • Strong working knowledge of RDF and linked data vocabularies, XML, and other international metadata schemas, formats, standards, and protocols
  • Good knowledge of implementing taxonomy, thesauri, and controlled vocabularies for a metadata repository
  • Good knowledge of TV/Broadcast standards
  • Familiar with technical topics within audiovisual such as video formats and qualities, codecs, bit rates, frame rates, and with delivering content to required specifications
  • General knowledge of copyright and related rights in general
  • Good knowledge of football in general and FIFA World Cup in particular
  • Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change
  • Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management, including demonstrated effective management, planning, and organizational skills
  • Fluent in English, proficiency in any other FIFA language ( F / ES / GER) is an asset
  • Good knowledge in RDF, XML, JSON, SQL is an advantage
  • Good understanding of scripts (PHP, Python or similar)
  • Willingness to travel for work to FIFA tournaments and events


The biggest benefit of a career at FIFA is the privilege to work for the beautiful game and create something that matters.

Alongside that privilege, we also offer some extra perks and benefits:

  • Health and fitness: Regular football sessions for all abilities, plus on-site gym.
  • Home office: Up to two days of home office per week if work permits and home office allowance for all.
  • Language courses: Offered to all staff to aid personal and professional growth.
  • Continuous learning: We care about your development and encourage internal mobility, offering a variety of training and education to help achieve it.
  • Pension: Flexible pension benefits with generous employer contributions.
  • Relocation assistance: A dedicated team will be on hand to support your relocation.
  • Sustainability: We support all employees using public transport.
  • Vacation: Maintain a healthy work/life balance with a generous vacation allowance.
  • Volunteering: Make an impact beyond your regular role and bond with colleagues by volunteering with one of our partners.

About FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.

Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 attracted more than 5 billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 was the greatest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup that inspired millions of girls and women around the globe. The opportunities for growth are exciting.

We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have offices in Miami and Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.

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