The Getty

Assistant Digital Media Producer

Posted Date
4 weeks ago(11/2/2020 10:54 AM)
Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Museum - 0331-Mus Comm and Public Affairs
Museum Operations
Targeted Hiring Range
$24.67 - $30.84 Hourly
Commensurate with experience and internal equity

Job Summary

The Assistant Digital Media Producer will be a critical member of the Museum Public Affairs team responsible for the redesign, rebuild, reorganize, and maintenance of the Museum’s pages on the website, with the aim to better serve our audiences, meet our institutional goals, and build our content ecosystem.


Working with key stakeholders and supervisors, the Assistant Digital Media Producer will assist in the migration and updating of existing pages on that have been earmarked for retention. He/she will manage making the necessary updates to those pages to migrate them into new design templates generated by the digital team in the Trust and track progress towards this effort.


Additionally, the successful candidate will work with a variety of stakeholders in the Museum and under the guidance of the supervisory team in the department to help create new content for as required by the expansion of the website to include more story-telling elements. This will include helping brainstorm new content and managing production assignments aimed at developing this content. He/she will also be responsible for uploading approved content using the Getty’s content management system (CMS). This responsibility will necessitate the sourcing of images and working with other departments in the Museum to ensure rights approvals on image use for the web.


The Assistant Digital Media Producer will be responsible for digital content assignments, owning and tracking on them from inception through to launch.


The ideal candidate is a highly organized individual who is comfortable operating independently but knows how to properly share progress reports with their supervisor. He/she should have a solid understanding of online platforms and have experience managing content for digital projects in an iterative, fast-paced environment. They would ideally also have experience writing, editing, and producing useful digital content for varied audiences.


Located in the Public Affairs department of the Getty Museum, one of the more outward facing programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, this position will be responsible for managing pages on related to the curatorial and conservation departments, as well as general Museum information pages. The position will also help develop new content for a proposed “news” section on by helping prepare materials from various Museum departments for this section.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Own and manage a set of discrete assignments and deliverables that ladder up to the larger Trust-wide website redesign project.
  • Populate and manage a complex digital production calendar, using project management tools to successfully manage all stages of assignments.
  • Collaborate with supervisor, team, and stakeholders to identify scope of tasks and deliverables associated with assignments.
  • Ensure deadlines are met and communicate diplomatically with a broad range of staff to generate and deliver content.
  • Edit, write, and revise content for new and existing web pages, iterating this process numerous times across wireframes and copydecks throughout the production lifecycle.
  • Manage content assets, gathering and organizing, ensuring content elements meet technical requirements, and check that rights are clear.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 1-3 years of experience
  • Experience in digital production environment using one or more digital distribution channels such as social media, web, blogs, wikis, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Project Management:

  • Experience in integrating institutional goals with content best practices in order to produce relevant, high-quality content.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment and prioritize, produce, and advance multiple digital content projects.
  • Experience in creating and managing editorial and digital production schedules, possibly using production software tools.
  • Outstanding ability to multitask and meet competing and multiple deadlines: ability to quickly respond and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to take part in individual and team brainstorm sessions, capture feedback, and compile into useful conclusions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated experience in gathering, organizing, and aggregating digital content assets such as draft text, images, video, audio, wireframes, and copydecks.
  • Attention to detail needed to create and maintain asset libraries, folders, tags, and metadata across systems.
  • Successfully maintain transparent and clear communication channels, tactfully communicate deadlines, manage competing priorities, and keep assignments on schedule.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with proven ability to diplomatically give and receive feedback.
  • Strong interest in developing new skills and upgrading technical agility to expand possibilities of media production. Keeps current with trends and innovations in the media community.


Writing and editorial:

  • An understanding of UX content best practices to write useful and compelling calls to action, headlines, microcopy, and key phrases to invite user engagement.
  • Experience revising and adapting content for a wide variety of web page types, including promotional, informational, and narrative storytelling.
  • Experience working with branding guidelines and applying them to multimedia, text, and images.
  • Understanding of wireframing and UX story and user flow.
  • High comfort level iterating and rewriting in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to analyze metrics feedback and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into content planning and creation.
  • Skill in selecting and adapting image and video assets for various content purposes and platforms.
  • Ability to crop and position images with an eye for composition and detail.
  • Knowledge of Chicago and AP style.