Associate Producer
Job Number: FNG0007135
Organization: Big Ten Network
Job Type: Production
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job Posting Date: October 30, 2017

Job Description

The Big Ten Network in Chicago is searching for an Associate Producer to join their team. This position is responsible for working with the Producers to create unique content for various shows. They will produce teases, opens, features and vignettes for Big Ten Network Live, Pregame Show, Finale and Final Drive. They will also be assisting the Producers by editing, writing, turning around post game elements and creating music montages.

  • Assist the Producer by editing, writing, turning around post game elements and creating music montages
  • Edit show elements and assists specialized editors with packages
  • Communicate with Production Assistants, Anchors, Directors and Graphic Designers regarding show requirements
  • Field producing
  • Write copy, as required


  • Bachelor’s degree (in Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film is preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in television production, including linear and non-linear editing is also preferred
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Basic math skills to properly calculate show timings
  • The ability to make sound, informed judgments regarding show production requirements
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • An overall knowledge of sports is needed
  • Familiarity with studio production and production equipment
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team members and work under daily time pressure
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends 

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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