Social Media Freelancer – Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50022123

Brand: Fox Sports

Sub Brand: Big Ten Network

Job Type: Digital

Location Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: April 24, 2023

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The Big Ten Network is looking for a Social Media Freelancer to join its team in the Chicago office as a hybrid employee. This is a freelance, seasonal position offering roughly 40 hours per week with a start date of Monday, July 17, 2023, and end date of Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Responsibilities include working closely with digital staff and posting content to various social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok & YouTube) during the Big Ten football and basketball seasons.


  • Clip and distribute live highlights for Big Ten football, basketball and Olympic sports 
  • Help schedule and assign freelance photographers on Big Ten campuses  
  • Create engaging content across multiple sport-specific Instagram accounts  
  • Help monitor Big Ten Network studio shows for relevant social posts 
  • Own distribution calendar for network vignettes and Big Ten Network Originals content  
  • Work with senior producer to monitor and share Big Ten social news  
  • Travel to select Big Ten Championships to provide social coverage 


  • 1+ years of experience in social media, communications or marketing 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which will include nights and weekends 
  • Deep knowledge of Big Ten Football and Basketball 
  • Organized, detailed-oriented, proactive and a team player 
  • Familiarity with Big Ten Network’s programming, talent, and brand initiatives 
  • Detailed knowledge and experience on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok & YouTube 
  • Strong handle of grammar, punctuation, syntax, and a social media voice 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a keen editorial sense 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on deadline 
  • Always connected and tuned into the latest Big Ten football and basketball news 
  • Passionate for social media and evolution of technology 


  • Communications, Journalism, Marketing or Sport Management undergraduate track 
  • Photoshop knowledge 

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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