Technical Operator
Job Number: FNG0006588
Organization: Big Ten Network
Job Type: Production
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job Posting Date: July 13, 2017

Job Description

The Big Ten Network is searching for a Technical Operator to join their team in Chicago. The Operator will work with Operations, Production, Remote and Engineering staff in the downlinking and feeding of events, pressers, hits, and other media. Responsibilities include downlinking HD satellite feeds, connecting IP and fiber feeds and communicating or troubleshooting with on-site remote technical personnel regarding the video and audio integrity of feeds, faxing technical equipment prior to air and/or stream. This Operator will also be a remote camera operator for live and recorded talkbacks and live shots via IP feeds and will work closely with the Studio Production for live Studio broadcast from the production facility and also site. Other duties include ingesting media content and asset allocation as well as asset organization and scheduling of resources.



  • Downlinking Satellite, Fiber, and IP Feeds for Broadcast and Stream
  • Ingesting, Restoring and Archiving Electronic Media
  • Creating Inbound and Outbound Feed Schedules
  • Creating and Maintaining Transmission/Ingest SOP’s


  • College Degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years Transmission, Ingest and/or Related Experience
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of management and have a solid understanding of technical terminology
  • Technical knowledge of/experience with: HD Satellite and Digital Parameters, Fiber, Routers, Waveform, Vector Scopes, Switcher, Audio and Video levels/standards, Digital Media, Ingesting Media

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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