Big Ten Network On-Campus – Freelance Video Producer/Editor

Job Number: R50014768

Brand: Fox Sports

Job Type: Production

Location: Home Office, Illinois

Job Posting Date: July 26, 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 seeking a BTN On-Campus Video Producer/Editor at The University of Illinois. As the BTN On-Campus Video Producer/Editor, you will support the ideation, development and implementation of Illinois Athletics multi-platform content with a focus on digital and social opportunities that align with linear content strategies. This is a freelance position (August-April) offering up to 40 hours per week. This position will report to Big Ten Network’s Sr. Director of Digital and will be based in Champaign, Illinois.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead Big Ten Network in the creative development, production, preparation, and delivery of Illinois Athletics content for multi-platform Big Ten Network channels (digital, social, broadcast)

  • Ensure the selection of content/highlights is consistent with Big Ten Network/Illinois viewer trends to drive consumption to where the Illinois audience is while applying sound editorial judgment

  • Perform pre-and-post production digital video editing optimized for sharing

  • Organize and evaluate content for assigned programs/platforms; determine the agenda and tone of the segment

  • Coordinate with Content Coordinators to shape content and copy into video segments for digital and social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, B1G+)

  • Manage the production of real time reactions to breaking Illinois Athletics news and live coverage of Illinois sporting events

  • Act as digital advocate in coordination with the Illinois Athletic Department to ensure seamless Big Ten Network integration

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1-2 years of experience producing custom digital content

  • Strong knowledge of digital video production related techniques and on-line content management systems

  • Established ability to create and produce compelling stories; generates and executes ideas, from concept to execution

  • Proficiency with technology platforms and graphic design software packages (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, 3D Software)

  • Demonstrated production/editing experience with intercollegiate athletics programs or professional sports teams

  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to be detail oriented, proactive, and a team player

  • Demonstrated ability to meet strategic deadlines in a dynamic environment

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

  • Possess a deep knowledge of Illinois Athletics and pop culture

  • Familiarity with Big Ten Network’s programming, talent, and brand initiatives

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on digital media production

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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