Manager, Audiovisual Accessibility, FIFA World Cup

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 05 Feb, 2024
Full time Digital Leadership & Management Media

Job Description

At FIFA26, our vision is to unite the world through the greatest sporting event of all time. The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament will feature 48 teams and be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico and the USA. This new format will redefine excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement among fans and players across North America and all over the world. Now is your time to become a game changer and join the workforce that will plan and deliver this extraordinary and unforgettable experience.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

Reporting organisationally to the Senior Manager for Language Services, the Audiovisual Accessibility Manager will be a key member of the FIFA26 People, Technology & Operations team, and work in close collaboration with the FIFA Zurich Language Centre and other key individuals responsible for delivering the most engaging, innovative, multilingual and accessible World Cup experience for all athletes, fans, partners and the community.  

The main responsibilities and oversights of the Audiovisual Accessibility Manager for the FIFA World Cup 26™ (FWC 2026) include:  
• being the first point of contact for managerial/consulting support for subtitling requests and requirements relating to the FWC 2026 placed by the FIFA26 Inc. team and other FIFA stakeholders;
• launching subtitling requests in FIFA’s translation management system (XTM), clarifying beforehand, if necessary, the requirements with the FIFA Subtitling Service Team in Zurich/the requesters and allocating the relevant resources;
• performing specific technical and linguistic subtitling tasks at the request of the FIFA Subtitling Service Team;
• reporting regularly to the FIFA Subtitling Service Team in Zurich to ensure the smooth handover of projects;
• in coordination with the FWC 2026 Project Leader for Subtitling and ADC in Zurich, establishing the subtitling and audio description plans for the projects related to the FWC 2026 in order to strengthen FIFA’s subtitling and audiovisual accessibility services vendor network in the NASA zone;
• helping to define, manage and optimize the strategy and processes for subtitling, audio description and other audiovisual accessibility services related to the FWC 2026;
• contributing to the assessment of the current legal framework regarding audiovisual accessibility in the three host countries;
• supporting the FIFA Subtitling Service Team in Zurich with the expansion of the existing pool of freelancers and network in the NASA region and
• participating in budgeting processes, cost estimations and controlling the spending.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

Education & Qualifications

• Master’s degree or equivalent level of experience in the audiovisual translation industry

Work Experience

• At least five years’ practical experience as an audiovisual translator (subtitler, templator, QCer).
• At least two years’ practical experience as a translation project manager or similar in the audiovisual language industry
• Football (soccer) knowledge mandatory
• Knowledge of the audio description industry an asset

Languages

• Native speaker of English, French or Spanish
• Fluent in at least one of the two other languages
• Knowledge of any other language an asset

Technology

• Proficient in working with subtitling tools (Ooona knowledge an asset)
• Proficient in working with XTM or similar translation management tools
• Proficient in MS Office and online collaboration tools (Teams and SharePoint)
• Knowledge of SDL Trados an asset

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.