The Big Ten Network is searching for a Live Event, Associate Producer (Graphics) - MICR to join their team in Chicago. This position will take the lead on all graphics for programs originating from our MICR studios. This position will also act as a support position for the Associate Producers on site for our truck shows. Responsibilities include game research and statistical analysis for each event - Knowledge of all the sports we cover is imperative. It is expected that our AP’s will assist Producers with creative graphic development as well as securing relevant headshots and action photos from each of the Big Ten Schools. Developing a close professional relationship with the SID’s from the B1G schools will be very important in this position.
Work with Remote Production Producers and Coordinating Producers in planning game productions
As game schedules are released, the AP will work closely with the show producers to prioritize graphic requests and submit orders to the Graphic Department in a timely fashion
Research game notes and search other sources for storylines
Communicate with SID’s from each school
Communicate with game talent and collaborate with them on storylines and graphic support for those storylines
Work with MICR production crew on LIVE broadcasts
Assist VIZ operators during shows by organizing all graphic requests and feeding game information in a clear and concise manner during show builds
Follow game flow and create relevant key graphics during the live show (ie records, stats, runs ,etc)
Access and manage the on-air look of all graphics as they are being created and correct or improve before sending them to air. Act as a final stop to check spelling, accuracy, framing and overall design aesthetic
Work with Engineering
Working with the Director of Engineering, Assistant Chief Engineer, and Senior Remote Engineer, as they are responsible for the maintenance and equipment of the VIZ graphic units - making them aware of issues as they occur and also help with scheduling should maintenance be required
Bachelor’s degree required - preferably in Communications, Broadcast or a related field
Basic understanding of remote television production a plus - Passion for sports is a must
Must have great organizational skills due to the number of productions & layout of show formats
Excellent knowledge of the Big Ten conferences and each of the sports covered
Good people management and coordination skills
Must be good with statistical data
Excellent communication skills
Good intuition to make crucial judgment calls
Must be able to create Excel spreadsheets
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 computer literate in MS Word & MS Excel.
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 www.btn.com.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.