Shutterstock is Looking for Work-From-Home Photo and Illustration Reviewers

Updated September 19, 2016
by Carson Kohler
Junior Writer
Work from home

Like looking at photos?

Mountain landscapes? Cats? Food? Funky illustrations?

Me too. In fact, I could get swept up in it all day. If you’re the same way, you could actually get paid to do this.

Shutterstock — a website that offers millions of royalty-free photos, illustrations and videos — is hiring work-from-home editorial image and illustration reviewers.

What Does a Shutterstock Image Reviewer Do?

As an editorial image reviewer, you’ll check images to be sure they meet Shutterstock’s guidelines before hitting the online stock image catalog.

You’ll act as an authority, making sure photos meet technical standards and restriction expectations, detect fraud and ensure editorial integrity. You’ll look at a high volume of images in a short amount of time with keen eyeballs.

If something doesn’t hit a threshold, you’ll provide feedback to the contributors. In addition, you’ll monitor keywords and editorial captions for accuracy.

As an illustration reviewer, your responsibilities will be similar — only with illustrations.

Either way, you’ll do this all from home on a freelance basis for about 25-30 hours per week, including between five and eight hours on the weekends.

I reached out to Shutterstock about the potential paycheck and will update this when I hear back.

Am I Qualified To Work For Shutterstock?

You need some experience to snap — I mean snag — this gig.

As an editorial image reviewer, you need two or more years of editorial photography experience (think: photographer, stock agency contributor, photo editor, photo researcher).

So, you’ll likely have knowledge of editorial events (in the realm of news, entertainment and sports), industry trends and styles.

You’ll also need high-speed wired broadband internet access connected to your own PC or Mac that has accurate color display (none of that f.lux color-change on).

You should be organized, analytical, authoritative and confident in your judgments. You should also be fluent in English and be able to participate in business meetings.

On the illustration side, requirements are nearly the same, except the company’s looking for someone with two or more years of illustration/vector experience (think: graphic designer, stock agency contributor, art buyer).

You also must own a license for Adobe Illustrator and know your way around Photoshop, Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite.

Feeling qualified? (I wish I was…) Find all of the job postings in all available time zones on Shutterstock’s career page. Seriously, it’s hiring a ton of people right now.

Want to find more work-from-home job opportunities? Visit our Facebook Jobs page.

Your Turn: Are you applying for any of these Shutterstock jobs?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.

by Carson Kohler
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