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Content Review Specialist

Production | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

Threadless is a diverse, global community of artists and those who support them, with creatives from all over the world and all different backgrounds coming together to make great art.

We started with just tees, but tons of products make great canvases. While we work with partners to find these canvases for our artists, it’s our community that makes and picks the best art for us to offer. Whether it’s voted-on art at or designs artists choose to include on their very own Artist Shops, when people buy from us, they are supporting great, weird, geeky, and beautiful art. More importantly, here at Threadless, we feel that art plays a meaningful role in driving progress and creating cultural change.

While we're based in Chicago, having first opened our doors in 2000, we’re currently a remote-first company, giving our employees the flexibility to do their best work from anywhere. A healthy work/life balance is incredibly important to us.

Threadless. Make Great Together.

About This Role

The Threadless Product Team is looking for a Content Review Specialist who can support our marketing and compliance initiatives by reviewing the considerable intake of user-generated content (“UGC”) for issues relating to our content policy guidelines. The Specialist will continuously monitor the vast library of content for potential violations as well as support the Brand Team with their marketing and merchandising efforts to showcase new and upcoming designs and artists. 

In this role, you’ll be primarily responsible for the reporting and potential removal of UGC violating our policies on intellectual property, harmful or hate speech, and other breaches of our community’s trust and safety. You will provide detailed and concise reports to various internal and external stakeholders on violations and what actions you recommend, including outright user expulsion. You will work closely with the Artist Relations staff on the communication provided to users when removal is recommended. 

Our content continues to grow at a rapid pace and, using your in-depth understanding of our content library and keen eye for designs with great potential, you will prove to be an invaluable asset for our merchandising and marketing efforts. Recommending new and exciting artwork to feature in advertisements, the homepage, and social media will be another key focus. 

We are looking for someone who can help Threadless with their independent thinking and clear communication as well as their understanding of risk management as it relates to retailing UGC. While we’ve spent much time and effort on our content and user policies, our world is dynamic and requires constant vigilance by someone who cares about the trust and safety of our independent artists, our diverse community, our staff, and our customers. 


  • Review daily UGC feed for potential violations

  • Monitor existing library and Artist Shop base for breaches of our policies 

  • Manage keyword list for content review. Tag appropriate designs for enhanced search results 

  • Review advertising content for potential violations of policy and/or IP risk 

  • Work closely with our Artist Relations team to take down violating designs and communicate with the Artist

  • Provide new and upcoming design and artist recommendations for merchandising opportunities.

  • Work closely with our vendor partners for content delivery to wholesale and retail partners 

  • Shape programs/projects going forward to mitigate our community’s exposure to content risk

  • Report on the state of our platform and make periodic recommendations for changes that will positively impact Threadless and our community’s risk

Requirements, Knowledge, and Experience

  • A strong and in-depth knowledge of popular culture, movies and television, gaming, art, and other various intellectual properties is a must

  • 3+ years experience in a content vetting/moderation role 

  • Experience working in a collaborative, online, and remote work environment (Google Workspace suite, Slack, Basecamp, etc.)

  • Expertise in Word and PowerPoint or similar applications (eg. Google Docs, Google Slides)

  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of business users. Clear and concise written communication is key to being successful in this role 

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities in a positive and timely manner 

  • Knowledge of the “web-to-print” retail industry a major plus


  • Health, Dental, and Vision 

  • 401k participation

  • Lunch and Learns

  • Wellness and Education Benefits

  • Monthly Product Stipend

  • Threadless-provided computer and other hardware/software

  • Flexible schedule, Unlimited PTO

How to Apply

Along with your resume, we highly recommend including a cover letter telling us a little bit about yourself. Be sure to include answers to the questions below:

  • Why are you a good fit for this role?

  • How do you keep on top of current trends?

  • Why are you excited about working at Threadless?

Our Commitment to our Employees

Threadless is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all individuals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or military status.  Threadless is a diverse, global community of artists and we believe that a diverse team helps build and support a great community with creatives from all over the world and all different backgrounds coming together to make great art.

This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions as associated with a job.  While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.