Remote Operations Coordinator
Job Number: FNG0006424
Organization: Big Ten Network
Job Type: Operations
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job Posting Date: June 2, 2017

Job Description

The Big Ten Network is searching for a Remote Operations Coordinator to join their team in Chicago. The position will handle remote event operations planning for Big Ten broadcasts and be the operations point of contact for all assigned events. Responsibilities include planning and communicating all essential broadcast information leading up to and during the event. The incumbent will work directly with production, crewing, travel, vendors, and universities and be responsible for working on budgets at the event level. Additionally, the position will be responsible for ensuring proper crews, travel, and equipment are in order for each broadcast. Experience in production operations is necessary and a proven ability to manage projects under tight deadlines is required.


  • Work with University contacts for event planning
  • Work with event production contacts for event planning
  • Work with crewing, travel, and other in-house office personnel to ensure all event operations needs are met
  • Work on event budgets, remote equipment, and with vendors


  • 4-year degree preferred in Communication, Broadcasting, or Radio/TV/Film; or equivalent work experience
  • Basic understanding of remote television production a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills needed         
  • Budgeting skills are a requirement 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure & self-guidance
  • Computer software: Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook 

  • Must be familiar with remote production facilities & vendors 

  • Ability to perform job efficiently and effectively through interpersonal skills and under pressure

  • Ability to comfortably work in excel

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

  • Self motivated and able to have conversations with multiple levels of personnel

  • Must be extremely organized

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 1,500 events across all platforms, 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 digital extension of the Big Ten Network, delivering live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten Network customers via the web, smartphones, and tablets. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. 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 60 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!, 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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