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Job listing closed on 7 May 2024
25 Apr 2024

Head of Content & Media Legal

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Miami, FL, USA
Full Time
10+ years exp.

We govern the beautiful game and ensure it's run with transparency and integrity.

Join our team in Miami and support us on our mission.


The Head of Content & Media Legal is responsible for the delivery of legal services relating to FIFA's media rights and music programs (both live and non-live), establishing robust (sales and licensing) processes and the management, development, training and recruitment of department staff.

These are your key tasks:

  • Organizational lead for all legal, regulatory and governance matters relating to FIFA's media rights and music licensing activities.
  • Overall responsibility for the drafting, negotiating and advising on a broad range of commercial agreements connected with FIFA's broadcast related activities, including FIFA's media rights licensing program, broadcaster servicing and host broadcast and content productions/acquisitions/commissions.
  • Main point of contact for legal matters for FIFA's Media Partnerships, Host Broadcast Production and FIFA Studios teams.
  • Required to advise on all aspects relating to the development and conduct of FIFA's strategic media sales processes, the contract management of existing media partnerships, activations by media rights licensees and FIFA’s social media content strategy.
  • Providing detailed knowledge of FIFA's rights and obligations in connection with its media rights program, including the implementation and protection thereof; the provision of legal and contractual input to FIFA senior commercial stakeholders and cross-divisional working groups on FIFA's existing commercial commitments and future content related commercial and strategic possibilities.
  • Providing commercial transactional support and guidance regarding the interpretation of a range of media related agreements, including the assessment of relevant business and strategic risks, and commercial and broadcast regulatory and legal matters.
  • Developing and maintaining FIFA's template broadcast and media related agreements.
  • Delivering internal legal training and ad hoc advice on issues relating to FIFA's media and broadcast related activities.


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:

  • Minimum of 10 years expertise "on the job" in the sports broadcasting industry in an in-house legal department or a reputable law firm focusing on sports matters
  • Fully qualified to practice law (registered on the roll / admitted to the bar of an appropriate jurisdiction) having completed all necessary academic and practical training
  • First class written and spoken English language skills, consistent with drafting and negotiating complex, high value and nuanced English language agreements
  • Ability to provide and communicate effectively practical and solutions-based legal advice
  • Excellent understanding of the sports marketing, sports merchandising, licensing, retail, digital marketing, sponsorship, licensing, e-commerce and business intelligence industry landscapes
  • Excellent negotiation, drafting, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Structured, reliable, well-organized with a strong eye for detail
  • Ability to lead and manage a high-performing team, fostering collaboration, driving results, and ensuring the successful achievement of organizational goals
  • Strong commercial acumen with an ability to transfer legal knowledge into commercially and operationally oriented solutions
  • Proactive, with a strong sense of personal responsibility with an ability to work autonomously on a wide variety of projects
  • Resilient with an ability to competently handle a large workload amid rapidly shifting priorities
  • Open-minded team player with an affinity for working within a variety of cultures and excellent communication skills
  • High degree of professionalism and confident demeanour
  • Ability to be a good ambassador for FIFA in all manner of external facing situations, including during contractual negotiations, external workshops and during FIFA competition-related assignments
  • Ability to create, develop and maintain strong and reliable relationships with FIFA senior management as well as external legal and commercial counterparts
  • Willingness to operate outside of comfort zone
  • Takes initiative to reflect on how to improve and develop working styles and methods to assist the organization and internal clients
  • Native level English (or equivalent), consistent with requirement to draft and negotiate complex and nuanced English language agreements and advice
  • Proficiency in any other FIFA language (French/Spanish) is an asset but not required
  • Proficient in Word / PowerPoint / Excel
  • Comfortable with international travel and alternative hourly schedules given international time zones


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 insurance: We offer generous medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage.

Continuous learning: We care about your development and encourage internal mobility, offering a variety of training and education to help achieve it.

Retirement: We offer generous 401(k) employer contributions.

Vacation: Maintain a healthy work/life balance with a generous vacation allowance.

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.