Former Olympic ski jumping gold medallist Martin Schmitt has been appointed as a talent scout for the German Ski Association (DSV).
Schmitt was part of the German large hill team who won the Olympic gold medal at Salt Lake City 2002.
The 41-year-old has worked as an expert for German Eurosport since retiring, however is a qualified coach and will now join the DSV in an official capacity, although the governing body confirmed Schmitt will be allowed to continue his television work alongside his new job.
"As a talent scout, Martin will mainly work with ski jumpers of the C- and D/C teams," Horst Huettel, athletic director for DSV Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, said.
"He will be present at essential training camps and together with the various coaches, he will develop support frameworks.
"In addition, there will be constant contact between Martin and the head youth coaches Sepp Buchner and Christoph Klumpp."
Schmitt, who also won Olympic team silver medals at Nagano 1998 and Vancouver 2010, said is looking forward to what lies ahead.
"I always really wanted to pass on my knowledge and my experiences to young athletes," he said.
"For me, being entrusted with this task is a sign of appreciation and a challenge at the same time.
"I'm convinced that together we will be able to further develop talented ski jumpers even more effectively in order for them to reach the world's elite."