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 welcoming workplace that reflects the various backgrounds of the communities we serve and includes individuals who bring a diversity of values 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 Getty Conservation Institute’s Communications department and will be an integral part of Getty’s growth on digital channels.

This job will be based in our office at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It will begin in the office full-time and the opportunity to request a telework schedule may be available after an initial period of training and orientation and will be discussed and approved by your supervisor. Typically, staff with approved telework schedules at the Getty Conservation Institute are in the office more than half of the time.

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 without compromising accuracy.
  • 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 editorial schedules.
  • Working with digital and editorial colleagues across Getty to share resources, information, and expertise.
  • You will also aid in the development and production of materials (ephemera, banners, tabletop displays) to support the Institute’s in-person exhibitor presence at professional conferences. You may also be required to staff the exhibitor booth, which involves occasional travel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in a cultural heritage, university, nonprofit organization, or similar mission-driven setting
  • Demonstrated experience writing engaging narrative content drawn ideally from professionally or academically focused work written by 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

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 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
  • T act 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. Please upload your cover letter when prompted to do so; and be prepared to upload two narrative writing samples and your resume in a single PDF when prompted to upload your resume by the online application system. On the two narrative writing samples (no longer than 1000 words each) please indicate the audience for the content and the format (article, webpage, blog post, etc.).

If you have questions about this position or the recruiting process, please write to

Deadline for applications is June 11, 2024.

Benefits And Perks

Here are just some examples that Getty offers/provides for full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance coverage, starting on date of hire. Getty pays 75%-95% of the premium, depending on the plan selected.
  • 403(b) Employee Investment retirement plan – with up to 5% Getty Match
  • Getty contribution of 6%, on behalf of employee, to 401(a) retirement account
  • Educational Assistance and professional development
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Many positions have bi-weekly Off-Fridays
  • On-Site Fitness Center at Getty Center
  • Community service opportunities

To learn more about our comprehensive benefits and long list of perks, go to Getty HR .

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.

💰$33 - $44/Hourly

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