Social Media Freelancer – Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50015216

Brand: Fox Sports

Job Type: Marketing, Production, Public Relations

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: July 30, 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 a Social Media Freelancer to join their team on a part-time basis either in the Chicago office or remotely. As the Social Media Freelancer, your responsibilities will include working closely with existing staff and posting content to various social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube) during Big Ten Football and basketball seasons. This is a freelance, seasonal position offering roughly 40 hours per week with a start date on/around August 19 and an end date of April 30.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Live clipping and posting of Big Ten events, including football and men’s and women’s basketball

  • Create off-deadline social content for Olympic sports during the fall, winter, and spring seasons

  • Assist in providing daily and in-game social media content to boost overall coverage (including linear TV shows and events)

  • Research an existing Big Ten Network video archive to create relevant social content, including old interviews, classic games, and big moments

  • Monitor social media for news and Big Ten content and share it from Big Ten Network accounts

  • Monitor14 Facebook Groups and be active in sharing content and engaging group members

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Communications, Journalism, Marketing or Sport Management undergraduate track

  • At least 1-2 years of experience in social media, communications, or marketing

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, which will include nights and weekends

  • Deep knowledge of Big Ten Football and Basketball

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

  • Detailed knowledge and experience on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

  • A strong handle of grammar, punctuation, syntax, and a Twitter voice

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a keen editorial sense

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

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on deadline

  • Always connected and tuned into the latest Big Ten football and basketball news

  • Photoshop knowledge

  • Passionate for social media and evolution of technology

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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