Digital Coordinator - Freelance

Job Number: R10003578
Brand: Big Ten Network
Job Type: Product Management / User Experience / Content
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Job Posting Date: July 9, 2018
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Big Ten Network

Big Ten Network (BTN) is the premier destination for college sports fans everywhere to immerse themselves in the Big Ten experience as the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering America’s most storied collegiate conference. BTN captures the Big Ten’s passion and tradition with unparalleled coverage of over 1,000 sporting events each year, including football, basketball, Olympic sports and championship events and award-winning original programming, in-depth studio analysis and classic games. BTN is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans, alumni and sports lovers across the country. The network is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada.


The Big Ten Network (BTN) is seeking a freelance Digital Coordinator based in Chicago. The Digital Coordinator will work closely with the digital media department, other internal departments at BTN and external vendors and/or schools. The job requirements include working nights and weekends to provide quality control over the BTN2Go streaming experience. This a nine-month freelance position (September - May) offering up to 40 hours per week. This position will report to the Director of Digital Operations and will be based in Chicago, Illinois.


  • Provide quality control for the front-end consumer experience to insure correct ad experience and video experience is delivered during live events on BTN’s video platform BTN2Go
  • Edit and manage BTN2Go event/game schedule for live streaming with external vendor
  • Effectively communicate schedule changes to both internal departments and external vendors and/or schools
  • Update home page of BTN’s streaming platform to ensure promotion of correct events
  • Contribute to product team for annual review of BTN’s streaming platform
  • Assist with fielding, answering and resolving customer service issues regarding the BTN2Go product


  • Position requires undergraduate degree, preferably in communications-related field
  • Some experience working in sports media (digital or traditional) preferred 
  • Position requires extensive knowledge of and interest in Big Ten sports
  • Must have superior written and verbal communication skills
  • General computing skills essential along with knowledge of basic MS Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).  
  • Some knowledge of streaming technology is helpful, but not required
  • Requires excellent organizational and operational skills, and ability to coordinate multiple demands simultaneously under deadline conditions
  • Must be detail oriented, proactive and a team player

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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