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Job Title: Digital Content Editor
Company Name: J. Paul Getty Trust
Location: Los Angeles , CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/06/2022
Expire Date: 12/06/2022
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Digital Content Editor
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty

Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion are essential to our excellence and to the execution of our mission. The Getty community values differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Digital Content Editor to develop engaging stories for broad, non-specialist audiences that draw from our work to research, develop, and model best practices for the long-term preservation of the world’s cultural heritage. The Digital Content Editor will identify and write these stories in consultation with subject area experts, project managers, and other stakeholders for publication across Getty’s digital platforms including website, social media, and Getty Magazine. The Digital Content Editor will join the digital content team in the Conservation Institute’s Communications department and will be an integral part of Getty’s growth on digital channels.

About Us

Getty Conservation Institute is dedicated to finding ways to improve the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage—its art objects, museum collections, historic buildings, and archaeological sites. We are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and our work often takes us to heritage sites across the globe including locations in South America, Asia, and the Middle East, where we work in partnership with heritage professionals from the region. Our staff come from diverse disciplines including architecture, archaeology, conservation, information science, chemistry, engineering, operations management, and communications.

Major Job Responsibilities

You will work across the Conservation Institute with subject area experts, project managers, and other stakeholders to create engaging and delightful narrative content for the Getty’s digital platforms. This includes:

-Translating complex work, ideas, and research concepts into accurate, clear, concise, compelling text to engage and inform broad general audiences.
-Working directly with subject matter experts, project managers, and other stakeholders to edit, fact-check, and adapt the tone and style of text and images for a variety of digital mediums, including webpages, articles, social media posts, and videos.
-Ensuring consistency of all content with Getty brand, content strategy, and design standards, as well as with Chicago style and in-house guidelines.
-Creating and maintaining complex editorial schedules.
-Working with digital and editorial colleagues across Getty to share resources, information, and expertise.
Qualifications & Requirements

-Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a related field
5+ years of experience
-Demonstrated experience writing engaging narrative content drawn from the work of subject matter experts
-Demonstrated experience managing multiple digital content projects in a production environment using numerous distribution channels such as webpages, blogs, e-newsletters, social media, and video


All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

-Outstanding narrative writing ability, with facility for storytelling content
-Expertise in discovering story ledes and angles in dense or specialized professional text and tailoring for general audiences
-Ability to adapt stories for a wide variety of digital formats, including webpages, blogs, video, and social media.
-Experience working with subject matter experts and specialist stakeholders
-Experience with content management systems and digital publishing workflows
-Experience working in accordance with organization-wide digital content strategy
-Meticulous proofreading and editorial skills
-Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
-Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal skills, must be highly comfortable with in-person, face-to-face interactions
-Proven ability to build relationships across organization and disciplines
-Tact and diplomacy in working with subject matter experts.
-Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, iterative environment

All Candidates must apply online via the Getty online application system.

Steps to Apply:

1. Create a single PDF file that includes:

-your resume
-one writing sample (between 300 and 500 words), indicating the targeted audience and original format (article, webpage, blog post, etc.)

2. Upload your cover lettter when prompted to do so by the online application system.

3. Upload the single PDF file that includes your resume and writing sample when promoted to upload your resume by the online application system.

If you have questions about this position or the recruitment process, please write to gcistaffing@gettu.edu

Deadline for applications is October 28, 2022.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.
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