Payroll & HR Administrator
Job Number: FNG0006687
Organization: Big Ten Network
Job Type: Human Resources
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job Posting Date: July 28, 2017

Job Description

Under general supervision, position provides payroll services for all freelance employees & support to BTN HR department.  This position will help to administer the strategic goals and objectives of BTN and provide services to management, staff, and production employees. Assist in processing timecards for crew on events produced in the studio with backup capability for remote events, tracking freelance paperwork, and providing freelance payroll customer service, generating payroll related reports in FACTS (Fox payroll), and maintaining payroll issues log including all related new hire paperwork and forms and working daily with Fox payroll. 


  • Works to ensure timely receipt of time cards from studio production freelancers and quality check timecards. Provide customer service to freelance personnel regarding their pay. Handle all troubleshooting related to processing of payroll internally.
  • Partner with Contract Manager to input contract details into FACTS.
  • Administrative duties such as answering phones, employee inquiries, maintaining personnel files. 
  • Coordinates the HR administration of all BTN interns (in office and on Big Ten campuses) and BTN N.O.W. including Kronos enrollment, late time cards, troubleshooting payroll issues etc.












  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-2 years HR or payroll experience.
  • Knowledge of HR practices, policies and basic employment law.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of a production environment.
  •  Exceptional mathematical skills.
  • Critical problem solving skills required.
  • Strong reasoning skills.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet.
  • Ability to demonstrate a basic understanding of the industry and business units.
  • Excel at maintaining highly confidential information and handle sensitive situations with confidence.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to identify work priorities and requirements completing projects on time.
  • Skilled in establishing on-going relations of trust and understanding with all employees; understand and support employee needs in a proactive manner.
  • Must possess strong service orientation; strong teamwork skills.
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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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