Summer 2020 Intern - Content Operations, Music

  • Shutterstock
  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Dec 03, 2019
Paid Internship Content Licensing Operations

Job Description

Shutterstock is a leading global technology company that offers high-quality assets, tools and services through our creative platform. This platform inspires creators throughout the world by providing diverse content to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. The people behind the scenes are a super talented, fiercely passionate group of individuals with the unified goal of working together to build a stronger company for our customers, contributors and colleagues alike.

The Music Content Operations team is seeking  a creative, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and disciplined individual to work with us as a summer intern.  We’re seeking someone who is enthusiastic and eager to learn about the royalty-free music industry, music production, licensing, review and curation standards as well as marketplace trends.

Note: This role is for Summer 2020, running June through August, and will be based out of Shutterstock's office in Montreal, Canada. 


  • Help the music team ensure customer and contributor happiness and loyalty by constantly improving content quality and providing the best selection of content for customer use.
  • Assist with music research and playlisting requests from customers and contribute to our expert-curated playlist collections.
  • Provide administrative support to the music team’s performance rights revenue collection process: database management, rights registration, identification of TV and commercial placements, cue sheet collection, completion, and submission, and royalty report analysis and follow-up.
  • Research licensed uses of music online and use music detection tools to fulfill cue sheet requirements and maximize performance rights revenue for our artists.
  • Assist with copyright enforcement on YouTube and other video and music distribution platforms.
  • Assist as required with content submission feedback for incoming submissions by potential contributors; provide insights and guidance on standards, compliance policies and the optimal use of content upload processes.
  • Conduct quality evaluation of media assets and related metadata ensuring marketplace integrity and consistency for published content.


  • Hands-On: You should love rolling up your sleeves and working alongside the team. 
  • Understanding and enthusiasm for Music. 
  • Enjoy helping people, solving problems, and working to provide a better user experience. 
  • Engaging personality with exceptional leadership, communication and networking skills. 
  • Technically minded; ability to provide creative ideas around using technology to improve the contributor and customer experience.
  • Stay educated on trends and developments in music licensing, performance rights, and the music business.
  • Software: Experience using administrative software including Microsoft Office and Google Sheets

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with online platforms and databases such as YouTube Content ID and TuneSat
  • Experience with music production software and DAWs

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