Director, Strategic Development /Partnerships (content licensing, new technology platforms, integrations & distribution)

Business Development   |   New York

Director, Strategic Development /Partnerships (content licensing, new technology platforms, integrations & distribution)

The Director of Strategic Partnerships identifies, analyzes and evaluates new revenue and new business opportunities for consideration by senior management of the Company. This role creates appropriate recommendations and business plans for developing, launching and operating potential new business opportunities and may or may not be involved the actual day to day management or operation of any identified and approved new business opportunities after their launch.

 Who You Are:

You're a seasoned business development professional, who thrives on discovering, quantifying, and presenting new business opportunities.  You're skilled at developing partnerships and your heart beats for digital media, technology and innovation.

Your Next Challenge:

  • Identifying, negotiating and executing a wide array of partnerships, including content licensing, new technology platforms, integrations and distribution.
  • Managing the entire deal process and working closely with internal departments, including legal, content, marketing, product, finance, technology and sales.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with platforms, including social, marketing and UGC. Also, new technology and online e-commerce businesses.
  • Monitoring the competitive environment, identifying and communicating key market and business information to senior executives.
  • Supporting broader strategic and product planning efforts, including new and sizing markets, business modeling and full PnL reporting


  • Business development/partnerships experience
  • Knowledge of established and digital media industries, and significant experience in digital media, consulting and business development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital industries, innovation, technology and emerging business models.
  • Experience with global markets is preferred.
  • Ability to negotiate deals and shepherd through entire contract process; requires experience and comfort working with contracts and multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong, proven project management experience with excellent analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to deal with all levels of management, including executive management, successfully.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Strong knowledge of the latest trends in digital content creation, distribution and online advertising (e.g. RTB, DMPs, native advertising, etc.).
  • Contacts in both media and technology companies, has c-level contacts and experience building those relationships.
  • Web-oriented business savvy, and understanding or eCommerce businesses and platforms.
  • Ability to learn necessary core technology and business initiatives quickly.
  • Knowledge and use of web analysis or data measurement programs
  • Proficient in MS Office / G Suite.
  • Superior communication skills across all media.
  • Ability to think strategically and collaborate within a team setting.


Who We Are:

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites and . The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography.  

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