WHO ARE WE?
Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organisation of the national football associations within Oceania. Located at St Johns- Auckland, OFC has 11 Member Associations which it supports financially and logistically through various programmes.
OFC is the smallest of the world’s six Confederations but is an active participant within the FIFA football community. Along with AFC in Asia, CAF in Africa, CONCACAF in North/Central America and the Caribbean, CONMEBOL in South America and UEFA in Europe, OFC works to provide support to football’s international governing body.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Responsible for the development and organisation of football across the South Pacific, the OFC is currently made up of 11 Member Associations and two Associate Members, which it supports through a variety of means.
As well as organising regional qualifiers for all FIFA World Cup tournaments, the OFC provides educational expertise to help guide the development of football across all levels from grassroots to elite, while also catering for a range of different roles from coaches and referees to sports administrators.
JOIN A DYNAMIC TEAM
At OFC we are implementing a new strategy as we work collectively towards achieving our vision for football in the Pacific: qualifying two competitive teams to the FIFA World Cups in 2026 and 2027.
We are a highly dedicated, passionate and innovative group of people who are working tirelessly to drive the growth of Oceania football, people, culture and communities.
WHO ARE WE AFTER?
As Media and Communications Officer – Football Development, you will be working closely with the Media and Communications Manager to execute the media and communication strategy and initiatives to increase the profile of OFC, promote its values and role in football development across the region it holds.
Primarily you will be responsible for:
- Contributing to OFC’s communication and media strategy and operational plan for the Football division which comprises of Player Development, Women’s Football, Futsal, Beach Soccer, Elite Football and Educations, Goalkeeping and Refereeing.
- Development of Media operating processes for football development activities.
- Creating a football development content schedule and keep the website and social media up to date.
- Sourcing content for oceaniafootball.com, as well as various print and online publications
- Assist with and coordinate media activities for football development workshops, programmes, webinars and e-learning.
- Assist with the “Buddy system” and Capacity building of our Media Officers in MA’s.
Skills and experience:
You will ideally have 3 years’ experience in a Media and Communications role plus;
- A degree or equivalent in a media and communications discipline
- Proven experience outputting and editing news copy efficiently and to a high standard
- Project Management skills
- Good understanding of digital environment and growth sectors for the future.
- Excellent communication and relationship management skills with a proactive and flexible attitude
- Effective planning skills including the development of strategies.
- Extensive knowledge of media landscape and communication outlets including social media, TV, internet, radio, written press
- A passion for the football industry and community activities
- Hold legal rights to work in New Zealand
Benefits and Perks include:
- Hybrid working style with 2 days’ work from home
- Medical and Life Insurance
- Supportive team members and on the job training
The Next Steps:
Please email a cover letter attached to your resume to [email protected]. Your cover letter should highlight your specific qualifications and recent experiences that are relevant to the role and provide answers to the following questions:
- Do you have the right to work in New Zealand?
- What is your expected base salary?
- What is your notice period?
Applications close on 19 March 2023. OFC reserves the right to shortlist and interview candidates prior to the closing date. Should a preferred candidate be identified OFC may close the job ad earlier.