Streaming Freelancer - Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50025789

Brand: Fox Sports

Sub Brand: Big Ten Network

Job Type: Operations, Product Management / User Experience / Content, Quality Assurance

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: June 10, 2024

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FOX Sports, the industry leader in live events, 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, FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes, as well as a joint-venture business in the Big Ten Network and digital properties including and the FOX Sports App. FOX Sports has delivered the most watched television program, NFL’s America’s Game of the Week on FOX, for fourteen consecutive years.


The Big Ten Network (BTN) is seeking a Streaming Freelancer based in Chicago, IL. The Streaming Freelancer will provide video monitoring, quality control, and operational support for B1G+, which is Big Ten Network’s direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service. This freelance position runs for the duration of the academic calendar (August through May), offering 40 hours per week. This position will report to the Sr. Manager of Digital Operations.


  • Provide video monitoring, quality control, operational support, and communication between relevant parties for live streams and on-demand content available on B1G+ to ensure a smooth experience from transmission to consumer delivery
  • Provide real-time operational and content management of live streams on B1G+, including confirmation of transmission, starting and stopping encoders, managing streaming information via CMS, and publishing finished live streams as on-demand content
  • Provide quality control validation of the B1G+ streaming product across all platforms (websites, mobile devices, and connected TV consoles) to confirm the availability and playability of live streams and on-demand content
  • Assist with updates to the B1G+ streaming schedule in communication with BTN Programming and Student U teams, including same-day and future changes
  • Assist with inbound B1G+ customer service requests
  • Assist with delivery and editorial management of on-demand content to the B1G+ Video Library


  • Flexible to work non-traditional schedule, most commonly nights and weekends
  • Familiarity with content management system (CMS) publishing workflows
  • Proactive problem-solver that enjoys prioritizing, communicating, and handling time-sensitive issues and requests in a high-pressure environment
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion and knowledge for Big Ten Athletics beyond football and basketball is a B1G+


  • Bachelor’s degree in Media, Communications, or a similar combination of education, training, and experience working with digital media and streaming products

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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