The J. Paul Getty Trust: Editor Associate

Job Summary

Getty is seeking a writer/editor to join our Communications team. The writer/editor will work collaboratively with the marketing, media relations, and digital content groups to develop content for print, digital/social, and other media. Examples of writing/editing assignments include blog posts, ad copy, magazine content, and internal communications materials.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Generate story ideas as well as work on assigned stories and projects, write and edit materials
  • Superb persuasive writing skills, organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail are required
  • Ability to write for a wide variety of audiences and applications


  • Bachelor’s degree in the humanities (preferably in English or Art History); MA preferred
  • At least 3 years of relevant publishing experience, preferably in either a museum or university press environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to write for a wide range of needs
  • Thorough understanding of traditional print production
  • Thorough understanding of writing for digital platforms
  • Thorough understanding of Chicago and Associated Press Style Guides
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and appropriate voice/tone for each
  • Understanding of copyright law as it applies to arts content
  • Ability to manage projects of moderate complexity
  • Subject area knowledge in one or more areas in which the Getty is active: art history, philanthropy, collecting, art conservation, or conservation science
  • Strong initiative and follow-through, combined with willingness to work collaboratively in a complex environment
  • Ability to multitask, work quickly, and meet deadlines
  • Tact, diplomacy, and the ability to proactively develop positive relationships across a large organization
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Interest in art and cultural heritage and its connections to contemporary culture
  • Familiarity with Powerpoint and TeamSite


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