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Shutterstock // photo marketplace for creative professionals
Marketing, Full Time    New York, New York    Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020
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About the role:

This is a Senior Level role reporting directly to the Senior Director of Communications.

Working as part of the global communications team, Shutterstocks Communications Manager will develop & execute communications strategies in support of Shutterstocks business objectives. They will be responsible for finding & generating newsworthy stories, as well as developing media materials, pitching reporters & helping develop Shutterstocks brand presence. They will have strong media relationships across business, tech, creative & advertising outlets & will have a proven success record in securing compelling media coverage. The Communications Manager will be both a strategic thinker & a doer. They will be creatively inclined with an eye for engaging visual content. They will collaborate with the internal communications, product marketing, content marketing & social media teams to coordinate announcements, product launches & brand initiatives. They will also be responsible for protecting Shutterstocks brand reputation & have experience managing crisis communications.


  • Identify & develop newsworthy stories to support the communications strategy.
  • Proactively create publicity opportunities relating to industry trends, business & tech news, advancing the creative community, partnerships & executive visibility.
  • Actively pitch reporters & cultivate media relationships with key journalists.
  • Research & prepare press materials including briefing documents, press releases, media alerts, pitches, communications plans, award submissions, speaking proposals & media lists.
  • Pursue reporter queries, in a timely manner.
  • Organize media briefings, media training's & manage interviews & speaking engagements.
  • Actively track & report company media coverage & social media mentions.
  • Monitor competitive media activity & industry news.
  • Manage & enhance department processes & procedures.
  • Manage international PR agencies, communicating comms priorities & materials & preparing meeting agendas.
  • Build out thought leadership programs including bylines, keynote talks & scripts.
  • Collaborate with internal comms, events, social & marketing teams on projects, events & partnerships.
  • Manage blogger partners & speaking bureau.
  • Assist with quarterly earnings & managing communications with business & financial media.

Required Skills:

  • 7-10+ years of relevant PR & communications experience, both in-house & agency.
  • BA degree in a related field marketing, creative, communications or journalism.
  • Experience with public speaking, presenting & liaising with executives.
  • Extremely detail oriented & thorough.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, project management & creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline & results-driven environment.
  • Ability to embrace change & adapt strategies on the fly.
  • Must be willing/able to travel 10-20% of the time.
  • A self starter with a team player attitude & a sharp intellect.
  • Curious & passionate about the creative & technology space & a strong desire to learn & explore new ideas.

Preferred Skills:

  • Communications experience with publicly-traded companies

About Shutterstock:

Shutterstock (NYSE:SSTK), directly & through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider ofhigh-quality licensed photographs,vectors,illustrations,videosandmusicto businesses, marketing agencies & media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 1 million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, & currently has more than 297 million images & more than 16 million video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world & customers in more than 150 countries. The companys brands also includeBigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering; Shutterstock Custom,a custom content creation platform; Offset, ahigh-end image collection; PremiumBeat, a curatedroyalty-free musiclibrary; & Shutterstock Editorial, a premier source ofeditorial imagesfor the world's media.

For more information, please visitwww.shutterstock.comand follow Shutterstock onTwitterand onFacebook.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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