Steve Grimes, Managing Editor & SVP of Consumer Media
As Managing Editor & Senior Vice President of Consumer Media, Steve oversees the editorial aspect of Getty Images’ new consumer platform, and is responsible for delivering a world-class user experience to the 97 per cent of visitors to gettyimages.com that come to admire, share and engage with the world’s best imagery.
Prior to joining Getty Images, Steve held the role of SVP of Multiplatform Programming & Strategy at Viacom’s Comedy Central, where he led all aspects of non-linear programming, spanning apps, website, social media and video on demand for all Comedy Central shows, including The Daily Show, Key & Peele and Inside Amy Schumer. During his time there, Steve was twice awarded an Emmy, for Special Programming for The Daily Show and Best Interactive Event for Night of Too Many Stars.
In addition to his entertainment expertise, Steve has extensive experience in the sports industry, having served as Chief Digital Officer of The Topps Company, VP of Interactive at the National Basketball Association, General Manager and Creative Director at RealNetworks and Creative Director at Starwave/Infoseek/Walt Disney Internet Group.
Starting out his career as a designer and copywriter, Steve also has advertising agency experience having worked at Stratton Advertising in London, UK and Bayer Bess Vanderwarker/FCB in Chicago, where he was VP of Interactive and led the agency’s expansion into interactive advertising.
Originally hailing from the UK, Steve lives in New Jersey.