Streaming Freelancer - Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50015572

Brand: Fox Sports

Job Type: Content Programming, Marketing, Digital

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: August 25, 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 (BTN) is seeking a Streaming Freelancer (B1G+) based in Chicago. The Streaming Freelancer (B1G+) will work closely with Big Ten Network Digital and key streaming stakeholders (Production, Operations, Big Ten Athletic Departments, external vendors) to maintain and support the delivery of streaming products (B1G+, FOX Sports App) across websites, mobile platforms and connected TV/consoles. The Streaming Freelancer will also support the scheduling and day-to-day execution of B1G+ email marketing campaigns. This is a 9-month freelance position (September – May) offering up to 40 hours per week. This position will report to the Director of Streaming and will be based out of Big Ten Network’s Chicago, Illinois office.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide quality control (QC) for the front-end consumer experience to ensure correct video and ad experience is delivered during live events on BTN’s streaming platforms (B1G+, FOX Sports App)

  • Edit and manage B1G+ events schedule for live streaming with external vendors

  • Effectively communicate event schedule changes to BTN streaming stakeholders and external partners (Athletic Departments, external vendors)

  • Update home page of BTN’s streaming platform to ensure presentation/awareness of correct live events

  • Support numerous content validation efforts, checking availability and playability for published video records across a variety of device platforms and services

  • Manage and coordinate inbound customer service requests with internal and external stakeholders from request to deployment

  • Support the coordination and administration of B1G+ email campaigns

  • Continuously test, analyze and optimize emails to increase open rates, click-through rates, and other key email marketing metrics

  • Compile and tracking digital advertising inventory reports to ensure execution and delivery goals are achieved

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Experience working in sports

  • Knowledge of streaming apps on digital platforms and consumer products

  • Experience supporting content marketing and promotional strategies

  • Familiarity with content management system (CMS) publishing workflows

  • Strategic knowledge and familiarity with streaming media platforms and services

  • Must be a proactive problem solver with the ability to prioritize and concurrently handle multiple, time-sensitive requests within a high-pressure environment

  • MUST be able to work non-traditional hours, which will include nights and weekends

  • Possess extensive knowledge of all things relevant to Big Ten Athletics

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in digital required

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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