Freelance Production Designer – Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50016761

Brand: Fox Sports

Job Type: Production, Digital

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Posting Date: November 17, 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 Freelance Production Designer to join their team in Chicago. In this position, you will be responsible for taking existing designs and building them in various platforms as well as scripting and coding elements within automation systems. This will include implementing, executing, and maintaining the approved designs and creating requested still and motion graphics on a variety of platforms. Additionally, you will be responsible for cutting out pictures, versioning logo elements, and importing the finished elements into various production workflows as well as taking existing graphics and animations and coding and rebuilding them into various broadcast machines. This freelancer role will be a hybrid position working remotely and, in the office when needed.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement, execute, and maintain the approved designs and create requested still and motion graphics on a variety of platforms

  • Take existing graphics and animations and coding and rebuild them into various broadcast machines

  • Cut out pictures, versioning logo elements, and import the finished elements into various production workflows

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Knowledge of live sports production related techniques and broadcast graphic systems

  • Knowledge and understanding of Big Ten collegiate sports and graphics

  • Basic understanding of scripting: Java, Python, C++, or Visual Basic

  • Ability to work in a team environment, but also be a self-starter, capable of working independently

  • Proficiency with broadcast technology platforms and graphic design software packages – Adobe Suite: After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Must be organized, detail oriented, proactive, and a team player

  • Demonstrated ability to meet strategic deadlines in a dynamic fast-paced environment

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor’s degree - preferably in design, graphics or broadcast related fields

  • Vizrt graphic design or operation

  • Familiarity with Cinema 4D or other broadcast 3D Software, Adobe Premiere, Adobe InDesign, Macintosh rendering software

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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