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Marketing, Full Time    New York, New York    Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019
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Working as part of the global communications team, Shutterstocks Communications Associate will be responsible for finding & creating newsworthy stories, generating ideas in support of our business objectives, as well as developing media plans & helping execute on our communications strategy. They will perform media outreach to support announcements & help deliver a range of business messages to the appropriate audiences. They will collaborate with our content marketing & social media teams to coordinate communications announcements across Shutterstocks social properties.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Identify & develop newsworthy stories around the company that supports our long-term communications goals.
  • Proactively develop publicity opportunities relating to trends, industry & technological news, advancing the creative community, partnerships & leadership stories.
  • Actively pitch reporters & develop relationships with media, as appropriate.
  • Research & draft press materials including briefings, releases, alerts, pitches, plans, award submissions, talk proposals & media lists.
  • Pursue reporter queries, in a timely fashion.
  • Actively track & report company news mentions as well as competitive monitoring
  • Manage & enhance the development & maintenance of department processes & procedures.
  • Work with other team members & outside consultants in a goal-oriented manner.
  • Work with events, social & marketing teams on trade show attendance, sponsorship opportunities, engagement tactics & external communications.
  • Assist with managing blogger partners & speaking bureau.

Requirements Skills:

  • 1 - 3 years relevant agency PR or journalism experience.
  • Passion for results & sense of urgency to accomplish goals.
  • Must be willing/able to travel 10-20% of the time.
  • BA degree in a related field marketing, creative, communications or journalism.
  • Experience with public speaking & presenting.

Preferred Skills:

  • Extremely detail oriented.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline & results-driven environment.
  • A willingness to embrace change & adapt strategies on the fly.
  • Exceptional organizational, project management & creative problem-solving skills.

About Shutterstock:

Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK), directly & through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies & media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 750,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, & currently has more than 260 million images & more than 14 million video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world & customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering; Shutterstock Custom, a custom content creation platform, Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat a curated royalty-free music library; & Shutterstock Editorial, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media.

For more information, please visit & follow Shutterstock on Twitter & on Facebook.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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