Chief Broadcast Engineer - Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50025099

Brand: Fox Sports

Sub Brand: Big Ten Network

Job Type: Operations, Production, Project Management, Broadcast Engineering

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: March 25, 2024

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The Big Ten Network (BTN) is looking for a Chief Broadcast Engineer to join their team in Chicago, IL. The Chief Broadcast Engineer ensures that the technical facilities of the Big Ten Network operate at the highest quality within the required guidelines and provides daily management and supervision to the “MICR” Remote Support Engineers.


  • Ensure the highest quality television signal by overseeing the daily operations of the engineering
  • Ensure that broadcast equipment is maintained and operates within broadcast standards and guidelines, scheduling, performing, and supervising routine, preventive, and emergency maintenance of technical equipment located in the studio and at remote sites
  • Help to assure the future of the BTN by contributing to the design, budget planning, technical considerations, and construction planning of the conversion to future facilities
  • Help to ensure the continued success of the BTN by performing all other duties as assigned
  • Assure high-quality broadcasts by recommending the purchase of equipment, parts, and supplies as needed, assuring that purchases are within the constraints of the operating budget, developing plans for the installation of new and replacement equipment, and creating technical plans and wiring diagrams, as needed
  • Assure the continuing operation of the BTN by serving as the on-call technical engineer and provide technical advice for other staff on-call
  • Assist in developing the capital equipment budget based on input from all Broadcast Services departments by researching current and new technologies in the broadcast industry, preparing specifications for bids, recommending the purchase of equipment, designing and updating drawings, developing installation plans, and installing the equipment
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Vice President of Engineering


  • 8+ years of experience as a Broadcast Engineer 
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and employees with different skills and job function 
  • Capability to design, procure, install, and maintain broadcast facilities 
  • Ability to use a variety of test equipment, hand tools, and an understanding of the operation, maintenance, and repair of broadcast equipment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 


  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in television production, Electronics, Applied Science, or a related field
  • Experience developing and monitoring a capital and operations budgets

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