Full Time Job

Director, Student Program

Big Ten Network

Chicago, IL 3 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

The Big Ten Network (BTN) is looking for a Director for their StudentU Program to join the team in Chicago! As the Director, StudentU Program, you will oversee the day-to-day production of all Big Ten Network StudentU streamed broadcasts & as well as oversight of the BTN NOW program. You will serve as the point of contact for the Big Ten University Video Service Coordinators to help them produce quality productions on campus and provide them support from the Big Ten Network. You will manage all StudentU production policies, procedures, and training manuals as it relates to our on-air StudentU product. Other responsibilities include creating a pool of potential crew members by tracking students throughout their time on campus to be a part of the BTN NOW program and, eventually, the Big Ten Network workforce. Additionally, you will coordinate with other departments of the Big Ten Network, including, though not limited to, Digital, Engineering, Transmission, Graphics, and Programming to ensure the best quality of StudentU broadcasts for our B1G+ platform.

• Manage the strategic operation and communication workflows, procedures, and facility standards for StudentU programming
• Oversee the BTN NOW by collaborating with colleagues at BTN in creating the training program and evaluating those participants in working on future production crews
• Oversee StudentU Manager in providing daily feedback to student technicians/broadcasters
• Represent network in working with University contacts to ensure that all information is being delivered promptly and within the established guidelines
• Disseminate information to the Big Ten Network staff regarding StudentU productions
• Collaborate with BTN Engineering and Graphics department to assist students with technical questions as it relates to the production equipment on campus
• Strive to improve the production quality and create a potential pool of future Big Ten Network employees
• Partner with the digital team in helping identify content from streamed broadcasts to be distributed on various social platforms.
• Collaborate with the Programming department to schedule and identify possible scheduling issues for StudentU broadcasts
• Identify schools that are struggling with their productions
• Organize on-site training seminars with the students that focus on technical/production training

• Experience with streaming broadcasts
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency in negotiation, and presentation, as well as solid interpersonal skills
• Ability to communicate and understand technical information on TV facilities and equipment
• Capability to manage multiple high-profile projects and provide strong leadership and solid decision-making skills under tight deadlines
• Demonstrate sound analytical thinking
• Proven ability in developing and maintaining effective business relationships
• Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong leadership skills

• Bachelor's degree
• Previous experience working with fly packs and with student television productions

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3x369-3-238-232-88-42 in your application.

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Big Ten Network

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