Location : saudi arabia, Riyadh

department : production

Type : full time

Minimum Experience : Mid level


Footballco is a global, football focused, digital platform with an ambition to own the entire non-live football landscape worldwide and become THE digital destination for all football fans across the globe. Combining some of the most forward-thinking minds in football, an award winning creative and production function, as well as digital platforms that are loved by 400m fans globally, FC aims to own the digital fan ecosystem across the world’s biggest sport.

With 300 permanent employees across the world, FC is a diverse, disruptive, brave, dynamic, agile and fun organisation. Our work-hard, play-hard attitude supports these values – with the football fan always front of mind, leveraging a world class tech platform and our track record (since PERFORM) of being first to market.

We connect fans to football and brands to fans, come join us and be a part of it!


We are looking for an experienced Producer to join our exciting and expanding MENA operation.

We live at the intersection of fashion, music, youth and football culture so we are receptive to candidates from these worlds with demonstrable capabilities of delivering engaging and impactful branded content to a global audience for our client brands. Creative and innovative, the ideal candidate is passionate about the beautiful game from the grassroots to professional levels.

The successful candidate will require the ability to deliver compelling storytelling in executing branded content ideas to tight deadlines. The Producer will be a pivotal cog in the MENA commercial operation closely aligned to FootballCo’s Creative and Design teams to support the creation of content that will engage MENA audiences on behalf of our clients. You will own an expansive black book and possess excellent organisational, negotiation, budgeting & project management skills along with a deep understanding of what makes engaging content across 360° spaces for global brand activations.

An understanding of the latest production techniques and social media trends are a must along with exceptional talent and client relationship management. You will be part of a team that lives for football and operates to its calendar so excellent communication and planning skills are also essential.


  • Researching, planning, and developing filmed, digital, experiential and immersive concepts that are executed both domestically and globally.

  • Project management inclusive of scoping for both pitch proposals and project wins through to client liaising.

  • Identify third party partners in the MENA region that can complement our storytelling capability while ensuring value to FootballCo is achieved when completing associated agreements.

  • Secure and oversee all production requirements for filmed, digital, experiential and immersive productions from pre- through post-production inclusive of footage, music and font licensing.

  • Deliver content to required technical specifications.

  • Ensure safety of all crew and talent engaged on FootballCo productions both domestically and internationally.

  • Accurate budget creation, management and reporting.

  • Knowledge of the rights management ecosystem relating to football content.

  • Copy proofreading and video content QC.


  • Enthusiasm toward resolving creative challenges and desire to create market-leading content by continually developing and improving the quality of our output.

  • Proven capability to think ahead to solve problems before they become problems.

  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks with attention to detail in fast-paced situations.

  • A collaborative attitude to building relationships internally and externally.

  • An effective communicator who is confident in communicating concepts and issues with senior internal and external stakeholders

  • An understanding of production technologies and innovation.

  • Self-confidence in taking responsibility for assigned projects.

  • A good understanding of football and all that it transcends in popular culture (being a football fan is a bonus, but not essential)

  • A can-do attitude and the necessary work ethic to handle the fast pace and sometimes unforgiving nature of the creative industry

  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to articulate your thinking to those around you.

  • The ability to be extremely disciplined and ensure the agency process and protocol is fulfilled, while visibly demonstrating an adaptable approach

  • A hunger and a willingness to learn and the desire to pass this on to your peers.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experienced producer of filmed and digital branded content.

  • Effective communicator and team player who will collaborate with creatives, designers, account managers and strategists to create compelling work.

  • Fully focused and organised with a meticulous attention to detail.

  • Impeccable numeracy and literacy skills.

  • Ability to ascertain production requirements to optimally deliver creative concepts within fiscal and time constraints.

  • Comprehensive experience in budget creation, tracking and reconciling.

  • Proven negotiation skills relating to talent booking, image/ music licensing and contracting with partner agencies..

  • Demonstrable experience in confidently communicating concepts, budgets and issues with senior internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong background in moving image content creation and associated technologies extending to a comprehensive understanding of kit and processes for low-end to high-end productions utilising a range of filming solutions.

  • Solid experience overseeing all facets of pre-production inclusive of crewing, casting, storyboard creation and PPM preparation.

  • Firm understanding of all post-production workflows inclusive of 2D/ 3D motion production pipelines and formatting.

  • A solid knowledge of file delivery formats for digital distribution and of Clearcast processes to secure content delivery for broadcast content.

  • An understanding of delivering for experiential spaces is beneficial

  • Comprehensive expertise of digital file formats utilised in content creation and deliveries.

  • Knowledge of how branded content can complement and drive a wider strategy to encourage client audience engagement and growth.

  • Comfortable and confident in working with talent.

  • Experienced in conducting on-set risk assessments and all Health & Safety production protocols for both Covid and non-Covid worlds.

  • Relevant university degree, equivalent qualification or experience working in video production, social media or another relevant multimedia field.


  • Additional Arabic, Spanish or German language skills are advantageous.

  • Experiential content delivery experience is welcome.

  • Experience using Unreal Engine and other immersive technologies is valuable though not essential.

Footballco is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. 


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