Freelance StudentU Production Assistant - Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50025830

Brand: Fox Sports

Sub Brand: Big Ten Network

Job Type: Arts & Graphics, Production

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: June 13, 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 is looking for a Freelance StudentU Production Assistant to join their team in Chicago, IL. The Freelance StudentU Production Assistant is responsible for ensuring live events streaming on the B1G+ platform meet and exceed production standards for broadcast. You will work closely with the StudentU Team to communicate and troubleshoot graphic related issues with our 18 Big Ten campuses. This position will assist campus video coordinators and students by providing assets and premade graphics for use on B1G+ Broadcasts. This is a 9-month freelance position during the academic calendar (August-May) offering 40 hours per week. This position will report to the StudentU Graphics Manager and is based out of Big Ten Network’s Chicago, Illinois, office.


  • Assist StudentU team with creation of weekly graphics and production guides as well as updating record books, rosters, and other materials
  • Assist the StudentU team during events troubleshooting any graphic issues that may arise, working with school video coordinators and students to remotely resolve them
  • Participate in StudentU team meetings as well as work closely with the linear network graphics team on asset requests and distribution to the schools
  • Work alongside Quality Control Operators and StudentU Coordinators to ensure B1G+ events meet graphics-related production standards
  • Review StudentU productions and provide constructive feedback examples to improve overall graphics on B1G+.
  • Review event production notes from Quality Control Operators, and addressing any issues related to Graphics
  • Communicate and uphold FOX Sports, Big Ten Network and StudentU standards and production guidelines to quality control operators, school video contacts and students


  • 1+ years of experience with live sports production for streaming/television
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the Google Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Sheets)
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to be detail-oriented, proactive team player
  • Strong ability to multi-task and perform well in high-paced environments
  • Working knowledge of production switchers, graphics engines, replay machines, video encoders, and other video production equipment
  • Helpful, positive attitude
  • Love of sports and knowledge of the teams and student-athletes of the Big Ten conference
  • Available to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends


  • Experience with other graphics production tools

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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