Operations Coordinator – Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50014157

Brand: Fox Sports

Job Type: Administrative, Operations, Production

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: May 6, 2021

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

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FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Big Ten Network is looking for an Operations Coordinator to join their team in Chicago, IL. In this role, you will report to the Manager, Remote Operations, and will handle remote event operations planning for Big Ten broadcasts. As the Operations Coordinator, you are BTN’s direct line of communication with the universities to manage and plan each assigned remote event. Your responsibilities will include planning and communicating all essential broadcast information leading up to and during the event. You will collaborate with show producers, directors, crewing, travel, production vendors, and Universities to execute Network events. You will be responsible for managing budgets at an event level, and will quality check that proper crews, travel, and equipment are in order for each Network broadcast. Experience in broadcast operations, managing event operations in advance of the telecast, and the ability to be on-site and on-call during an event as required are necessary.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with university facility and operations staff to manage and fulfill all event requirements to create and distribute a technical book for all assigned live events

  • Lead fulfillment of event requirements in collaboration with coordinating producers, producers, and directors to ensure event complements and run-of-show are listed correctly in the technical book for all assigned event

  • Act as the liaison between crewing, travel, and other in-house office personnel for all assigned events

  • Fulfill all operations requirements while managing the event budget

  • Direct remote equipment vendors, shipping coordinator, and all other outside technical service providers to ensure the event stays within budget and that the budget is submitted to the finance department by the given deadline

  • Code and check vendor invoices in the finance system every week

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Basic understanding of remote television production

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Budgeting skills, with the ability to comfortably work in Excel

  • Ability to work under pressure and self-guidance

  • Computer software: Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

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

  • Familiar with remote production facilities and vendors

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Broadcasting, or Radio/TV/Film

#EntryLevel #EarlyCareer

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. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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