Meet Shutterstock’s New VP of Content

Dear Shutterstock Contributors,

My name is Scott Braut and I was recently appointed Shutterstock’s new Vice President, Content.

I’ve been with Shutterstock since 2009, and I managed the relaunches of our Bigstock and Shutterstock Footage brands. I’ve also worked for major content brands including the Associated Press, Scholastic, ABC News, and Corbis. Just as importantly, I’m also a photographer, and have a lifelong passion for photography and video.

I oversee our Content Operations team, which handles our review and submission processes, and our Contributor Relations team, which communicates with our contributors. I also work to source great new content from image and footage contributors, and partner with the Shutterstock tech team to improve the site.

Our teams are looking forward to strengthening our relationships with you, providing more educational materials for artists, and creating new ways to share your images and footage with our customers. We’ll be listening carefully to your feedback.

Thanks for being a part of the Shutterstock community. Keep creating great content and sending us suggestions.

Best regards,

Scott Braut
Shutterstock Vice President, Content


24 Responses

  • Amos Struck StockPhotoPress /
  • January 19, 2012 at 3:58 am

Hello Shutterstock, this is a great way to introduce the people behind the company. Keep going like this and your contributors will feel more comfi with selling through you. You did also very well on the last MicrostockExpo in Berlin.

  • AlexKrul /
  • January 19, 2012 at 10:47 am

Would be great to see you portfio cause it is really interesting. I believe you know major trends and for many of us it would be usefull.

  • Igor /
  • January 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

Why do not you merge the two databases photostocks. At one sell by subscription, and the second – single image.

  • Jubal Harshaw /
  • January 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Scott, it’s nice to meet you. I hope Shutterstock will continue to accept my scientific work. Shutterstock now has a educational micrograph (photos taken with a microscope) section second to none.

  • Ionescu /
  • January 20, 2012 at 3:40 am

From Shutterstock I get way too many rejections, from other sites I contribute to I get sales.
Who is wrong?

  • photoslb com /
  • January 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

Congratulations on the new title…
I have been a contributor with shutterstock since 2004 (id 327) and am almost exclusive here…
I like the site and have watched the content grow from thousands to millions.. as a result the new work almost instantly disappears and I have stopped uploading since a while because the new content doesn’t get the chance to be seen and gets lost without acceptable attention.(Thru my experience on the site it affects content badly)

I suggest that you give us a chance to advertise our approved work on the main page like a paid light box ( ex : fee is 50 downloads per image per week…) or a banner either on the first page or in internal searches as in google, that way shutterstock and contributors both benefit..
sorry for the long post & goodluck with your new job…

  • kellyplz /
  • January 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Congrats Scott!
Ah, a fellow photographer as VP of content, excellent idea… onward and upward SS!

  • THP - /
  • January 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Hi Scott,

Nice to have some good contributor communication happening, thanks for letting us know. All the best with the new job.

  • Mat Hayward /
  • January 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Hi Scott,

Congratulations on your new position! I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship for all!

Mat Hayward

  • Dwight Smith /
  • January 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Congratulations, Scott. I hope you’ll find your Shutterstock job creative and fulfilling.

I will try not to whine often.

  • Laurin Rinder /
  • January 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Congratulations Scott. I hope to see more communication in the bugs forum.

    • Laurin Rinder /
    • January 31, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Also Scott. Dated 1/30/12 There have been a huge amount of threads about nothing but Old images selling and lots of us wonder if even uploading new content will Help because they don’t sell…. Do you have any words of advise on this??? and if you do, I strongly suggest you post it. 1000′s are concerned. I have 32,000 posts on this site and I kinda have the heartbeat. Pls respect that.

  • suemack /
  • January 31, 2012 at 2:40 am

Hi Scott, Lovely to meet you.

  • Chad /
  • January 31, 2012 at 4:47 am

nice to see SS has put a fellow photographer/videographer in! Congrats Scott!

  • alex /
  • February 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Hi Scott:

Congratulations, I´m here from 2007, it´s the fist time in tis months where new content don´t sell, and approval times where more than 13 day and waiting.

  • Ann /
  • February 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Hi Scott! Congratulations! Hope to get less rejections during your governing :)

  • Gwoeii /
  • February 12, 2012 at 7:31 am

Wish you well, Scott :)
Hope Shutterstock grew from strength to strength!

  • Rikard /
  • February 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hi Scott and congrats.

Exciting to here that SS is about to improve the somewhat uneven review process!
And this will no doubt be done withou sacrifizing the quality of the stock.

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  • Julia /
  • February 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm

hI! Nice to meet you!
I always wrught to support and now writing here^
I’m dreaming about lightboxes as they are on IStock, to present different content. It will be comfortable for customers and for contributors too.
You made a vesion of lightbox, I use it, but its not so useful as I dream, I want any customer see my lightboxes when he entered my portfolio without special links

Good wishes!

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