Storyblocks

Storyblocks is a different kind of content company delivering a fresh approach to meet the creative needs of a new generation of storytellers. Built on the belief that all stories deserve a chance to be told, Storyblocks provides video, audio and images through its unique subscription model. By offering unlimited downloads and continually adding fresh content, Storyblocks challenges the paradigm that your ambitious creative vision requires deep pockets. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Storyblocks has been recognized by the Inc 5000 list seven consecutive years and was recently named as one of Washington D.C.'s Top Workplaces by The Washington Post, and among the Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.

Arlington, Virginia
Media Production
51-200 employees
Founded 2011

We believe in creativity, freedom, and transparency.

Mission

What drives us is still the same as it was from the beginning:

Giving everyone the ability to pursue the art of storytelling without limits.

We provide access to high-quality, affordable stock media that allows creatives to focus on what they do best: tell their story. We want to help creatives to move faster, create more, and realize their artistic visions with unlimited freedom.

Values

We communicate fearlessly

We recognize that it takes courage and trust to be honest with each other. Whether it’s giving or receiving constructive feedback, making information available, or communicating our shared vision, we are at our best when we have all the facts.

We heart data

We believe that data-driven decisions lead to better results, and our team members embrace this mindset. Whether it’s questioning conventional wisdom, testing a bold idea, or attempting to eat as many burritos as humanly possible, we aren’t afraid to try new things and learn along the way.

When the community wins, we win

We are creative professionals, and we exist to serve the creative community. We make decisions with the community’s interests in mind, and we understand that great things take time to build.

Everyone empties the dishwasher

No matter the task, we are all willing to lend a hand and help one another both personally and professionally. Through unified effort and shared responsibility we can achieve great things--while having a blast.

We hire people who deserve to have egos… but don’t

We believe in having a sharp team of self-starters who can work hard together and take charge of their success -- but every success (and failure) is shared across the team. 

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Our Re:Stock campaign exemplifies our deep commitment to the value of diversity, inclusion and representation. The campaign is geared toward closing the diversity gap in media and advertising by addressing the need for more inclusive content that accurately reflects the world today. To meet this demand, we are expanding the pipeline of our stock contributors to include new, diverse creators to create collections featuring the authentic experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and the LGBTQI+ communities.

Within our current digital library, only five percent of our content contains BIPOC . By launching Re:Stock, we aim to double our selection of diverse content by the end of 2021, and ultimately quadruple the selection of content containing BIPOC by the end of 2022.

Sydney Carlton, our Director of Brand Marketing, said it best: 

"Advertisers and creatives have the ability to influence stereotypes, yet one of the many barriers to creating fully inclusive ads and video content is the greater availability of diverse and representative creative assets. By developing content that reflects the humanity of underrepresented populations, we can reflect people in a more authentic light. Racial diversity - both in our footage and within our creative community - is just the first of many types of representation we plan on addressing within our library to better embody the diverse world we live in today."

Benefits

Unlimited vacation

At Storyblocks we take vacation seriously. That means take the time off when you need it. Don’t worry about tracking hours.

Company paid medical

Yep that’s right. Our premiums are covered 100% for you and your dependents. That means Medical, dental and vision.

Dogs in the office

We love dogs and we will probably love your dog too. With help from a calendar we allow employees to bring in their dogs to help guide us through the day.

Fully stocked kitchen

Everyone gets input on the food and drinks we provide, and each week a different team makes a smaller grocery run just to make sure we always have some variety.

401(k)

Helping employees save for the future is a priority at Storyblocks. We offer both a voluntary Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k) plan through ADP with free access to Piedmont Independent Fiduciaries for questions related to your 401(k) investment strategy.

Casual Work Environment

Sure we all get dressed up once in a while, but in general we want you to be comfortable at the office – whatever that means to you (yeah, yeah, there are a few guidelines, but we’re certainly okay with flip-flops, shorts, jeans, etc.).

So Many Other Great Perks...

We have an onsite executive coach, available to all employees, any time. We value our team as people and to that end we close the office down for a week at the holidays, a week at 4th of July and the last Friday of every month so we can all take time off and not come back to mountains of email while everyone else worked. We offer a free DashPass to all employees to enjoy on their own or when the company sponsors a meal. We offer free Headspace accounts because mental wellness matters! Commuter benefits, financial planning/legal services, EAP, telehealth - and still more.

Opportunities at Storyblocks