Freelance Digital Designer - Big Ten Network

Job Number: R50025954

Brand: Fox Sports

Sub Brand: Big Ten Network

Job Type: Arts & Graphics, Creative Development, Digital

Location Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: July 3, 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 seeking a Freelance Digital Designer to join their team in Chicago, IL. The Freelance Digital Designer will conceptualize and execute content/creative with a focus on digital and social platforms. You will work within the Digital Department. This is a freelance position (August-June) offering up to 40 hours per week. This position will report to the Senior Designer, Creative Services.


  • Work closely with Big Ten Network’s Digital team to develop/produce high-impact content for multi-platform BTN channels (digital, social, broadcast)
  • Conceptualize unique branding/graphics packages around tentpole events and content franchises
  • Deliver real-time platform-specific content for digital and social outputs (Instagram, X (Twitter), Facebook, TikTok, YouTube,
  • Develop premium graphics templates for use by extended digital department
  • Update existing graphics packages with refreshed design elements and imagery
  • Produce and version weekly scheduled content for expanded social handles
  • Design digital graphics optimized for sharing (mobile first); serve as a champion for mobile-first design/development
  • Be a visual storyteller by creating content that will be native to digital and social platforms


  • 2+ years of experience producing custom digital content; accustomed to the speed of daily design production for the internet
  • Production/editing experience with intercollegiate athletics programs or professional sports teams
  • Established ability to create and produce compelling stories; generate and execute ideas, from concept to execution
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere) and other graphics production tools
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to be detail oriented, proactive and a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to meet strategic deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Possess a deep knowledge of Big Ten Athletics and pop culture/emerging trends
  • Familiarity with Big Ten Network’s programming, talent, and brand initiatives

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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