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ABU seeks new head of sport

The ABU is looking for a new Director for its Sports Department.

The successful candidate will take over one of the ABU’s key departments, coordinating sports issues for the Union’s more than 230 members across the Asia-Pacific, especially arranging broadcasting rights and coverage of major regional and global events such as the Olympics, the Football World Cup and the Asian Games.

“Sport is dear to the hearts of most of our members,” says ABU Secretary-General Dr Javad Mottaghi. “The ABU plays a crucial role in representing the interests of our members and the new Director ABU Sports will need to bring important qualities to the job.” 

The new Director ABU Sports will be responsible for all of the ABU’s activities related to sports, including acquisition of media rights and sports coverage, working under the Secretary-General at the ABU Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur. He or she will run the day-to-day activities of the department, manage its staff and assist the Secretary-General in developing the strategy of the Union in the world of sports.

Dr Mottaghi says his is looking for someone with a minimum 15 years experience in sports programming and sports coverage and at least five years in sports management.

“They will also need experience in negotiating financial deals and sporting rights, especially at the international level,” he says. “And, of course, they must have a thorough knowledge of, and a genuine interest in, a wide range of sports and major sporting events.”

There is more information on the job and how to apply on the ABU website. Applications close on 31 March 2013.