Technical SEO Lead

Shutterstock, Inc.
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Job Description

The Organic Growth Team is unlocking the vast amount and huge SEO potential of Shutterstock’s portfolio of amazing brands. We are looking for a strategic technical SEO analyst who can combine business acumen, technical and analytical skills with top-notch relationship management skills to meet and deliver on SEO needs across the organization and our portfolio.


For the items below, create an advanced technical SEO audit and monitoring system that is operationalized for 5+ brands:

  • txt optimization and management
  • Crawlability, crawl budget, indexation, XML sitemaps
  • Site structure, architecture, and taxonomy
  • Site performance (page speed, page load time, Core Web Vitals)
  • Internal links and navigation (follow/nofollow, pagination)
  • Meta and structured data (Schema markup, JSON-LD, image alt text)
  • Noindex, canonicals, redirects (and redirect chains)
  • International and multilingual SEO (hreflang attributes)
  • Site migrations
  • Log files (storage and analysis)
  • Google Algorithm updates
  • SEO A/B experimentation and testing

Directly report to the Head of Organic Growth and actively partner with this individual to seamlessly execute a robust content and technical SEO roadmap across 5+ brands.

Partner with Product and Engineering team members to execute on the technical SEO projects of this unified SEO roadmap.

Report on various success metrics related to these projects, including top of funnel metrics and bottom funnel metrics.

Be empowered being the technical SEO authority at our organization, with the ability to report and present both cross-functionally and to upper management.


Demonstrated experience with the following tools:

  • Technical SEO Tools: Screaming Frog, Lumar (Deepcrawl), Oncrawl, Botify
  • General SEO Tools: Google Search Console, Google Analytics, SEMRush, Ahrefs, Brightedge.
  • Data Manipulation Tools: Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, SQL, Snowflake, BigQuery
  • Data Visualization Tools: Looker, Looker Studio, New Relic, or Tableau (does not have to be all three, can only be one).
  • Web Development: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and HTTP status codes
  • Project Management: Jira, Trello


  • 6+ years of SEO experience and 4+ years with technical SEO.
  • Experience working with image SEO (not necessarily an image site, could also be an ecommerce site that is optimized for image traffic).
  • Experience working with international and multilingual sites.


  • Thought leadership and a data-driven perspective on new SEO trends and advancements in Google SGE and generative AI.
  • Experience with manipulating large datasets using SQL and Python.




At Shutterstock, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. The compensation package offered may vary depending on employment experience, skills, and knowledge. You may also be eligible for our generous benefits package including health, wellness and financial benefits. Compensation ranges for candidates in locations outside of the location(s) below may differ based on the cost of labor, market, and additional factors.

The pay range for this position is below:

  • 130,000 - 170,000 per year in New York

Note: Commission-eligible roles are expressed as on-target earnings (base and commission). Non-commission roles are expressed as base salary only but are also eligible for annual incentives.

Shutterstock Values

We are one team collectively focused on creating an unrivaled experience for our Customers and Contributors. Our Values represent the mindset of the employee who will thrive at Shutterstock. If you are passionate about what you do, and want to become part of a cutting-edge technology company building industry leading products, please apply.

Shutterstock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Suitably qualified and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Shutterstock ensures that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

The referenced salary range is based on the Company’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

Company Info.

Shutterstock, Inc.

Shutterstock is an American provider of stock photography, stock footage, stock music, and editing tools; it is headquartered in New York.

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