Fifa wants a 'stress tolerant' candidate to apply for the role of a corporate communications manager

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Thursday 03 December 2015 14:00

Fifa has released a job advert asking for a "stress tolerant" candidate to apply for the role of corporate communications manager.

And on the day that two more of its senior officials were arrested on suspicion of "accepting bribes of millions of dollars", people have suggested that that's probably a fair requirement.

Published on recruitment website, the advert explains that the candidate will be expected to develop Fifa's "communications strategy", "articulate corporate messages" and oversee "corporate film production" - which, with any luck, might gift the world with another gem like United Passions...

Among the requirements, the ad explains that Fifa needs someone who is a "critical thinker", "confident networker" and, most pertinently, someone who is "stress tolerant".

The football governing body's corruption scandal erupted again on Thursday as two of its vice-presidents were arrested in the early hours of the morning at the same hotel where seven officials were arrested in May.

Following that initial period of turmoil, Walter de Gregorio, Fifa's former head of communications, left his role after making this joke on Swiss television:

The Fifa president Sepp Blatter, the director of communications and the general secretary are all sitting in a car – who is driving...?

The police.

You can apply for the role at Fifa here

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