Social Media Freelancer
Job Number: BIG000021
Organization: Big Ten Network
Job Type: Marketing
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job Posting Date: May 24, 2017

Job Description

The Big Ten Network is looking for a Social Media Freelancer to join their team on a part-time basis in Chicago. Responsibilities will include posting content to various social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat) during the Big Ten Football season. This is a freelance, seasonal position offering between 30 to 40 hours per week for a minimum of 14 weeks with a start date on/around August 21. This position will report to the Communications Manager.


  • Key contact for Big Ten Network customer service during Big Ten Football programming ensuring prompt and accurate customer service (i.e. multiple games in windows) through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and email
  • Participate in real-time monitoring, responding and moderation of online conversation and content
  • Monitor social media research and analytics tools to provide relevant reports identifying consumer sentiment and compiling such data for analysis
  • Contribute to testing and maintaining BTN GameFinder on a weekly basis
  • Assist in providing daily and in-game social media content to supplement and enhance Communications, Digital Marketing, Digital Media and Programming
  • Active contributor to executing, maintaining, and revising the Big Ten Network content calendar
  • Assist in creating and sharing post-event analysis recaps
  • Distribute BTN2Go and BTN Plus weekly streaming schedules to school athletic contacts
  • Support BTN’s football pregame show BTN Tailgate
  • Assist with management of email campaigns including but not limited to editing, copy reviews and reporting on results
  • Help coordinate/schedule photographers as part of the BTN Instagram Takeover


  • Communications, Journalism, Marketing or Sport Management undergraduate track is preferred
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in social media, communications or marketing
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, which will include weekend hours
  • Candidates must have a deep knowledge of Big Ten Football and a keen editorial sense
  • Familiarity with Big Ten Network’s programming, talent, and brand initiatives
  • Detailed knowledge and experience on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat
  • A strong handle of grammar, punctuation, syntax, and Twitter voice
  • Excellent written communication skills are needed
  • Candidate must be organized, detailed-oriented, proactive and a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Always connected and tuned into the latest Big Ten Football news
  • Experience with research and analytics tools including and not limited to Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, Spredfast, and Cision among others
  • Wordpress, HTML and Photoshop knowledge a plus
  • Passionate for social media and evolution of technology

Division Description


A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 800 events, all in HD, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. BTN2Go is the 24/7 simulcast of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming via the internet, smartphones and tablets to customers of participating video providers. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games.The network televises and streams more Olympic sporting events and women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 52 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Rogers Cable, Shaw and Shaw Direct (Canada) and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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