Production Coordinator

Job Number: R10006149
Brand: Big Ten Network
Job Type: Production
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Job Posting Date: January 3, 2019
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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 searching for a Production Coordinator to join their team in Chicago. Reporting to the Manager of Remote Operations, this individual will handle assigned invoicing, event and resource scheduling, above-the-line and talent payroll, coordination of on-site safety plans, and will assist Coordinating Producers with above-the-line planning. The incumbent will be the Production Coordinator for all assigned events and will work directly with production, finance, business operations, and travel departments.


  • Collaborates with Remote Operations and Production departments on planning events
  • As released, ensures the schedules for ATL are coordinated for events, on-site safety plans are set forth, and programming schedules are inputted into the Remote Operations Master Schedule - adapting plans according to changes in production plans
  • Communicates with Executive Producer and Coordinating Producers on ATL scheduling, T/E events in concur, as well as crewing and payroll in FACTS
  • Distributes all event sales cards and elements to Producers for all events
  • Assigns and manages conference lines for all freelance producers, directors and talent
  • Approves ATL / Talent Payroll - works with Finance on reporting actuals and receiving vendor invoices in a timely manner
  • Produces crew sign out sheets for above-the-line for each event
  • Reports all above-the-line and talent labor costs to finance by the given deadline - manages database for all above-the-line mileage and contact information
  • Codes invoices and performs vendor on-boarding


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Film/TV, Business or Broadcast Journalism preferred
  • Great people and coordination skills are necessary
  • Excellent financial acumen is needed
  • Outstanding communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills are must haves
  • Ability to create Excel reports/spreadsheets is required
  • Ability to multi-task, be self-motivated and work in a fast-paced environment is very necessary

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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