The J. Paul Getty Trust: Creative Producer, Photography
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty
The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks an experienced and versatile visual storyteller to produce and manage photography assets for digital platforms including web and social media, as well as print publications like the magazine and calendar. This role is part of the Digital Content Strategy team in the Trust’s Communications Department, which creates and designs digital experiences around the visual arts and cultural heritage that uphold the Getty’s institutional vision.
The ideal candidate will have not only technical photographic expertise, but also a journalistic eye—able to find and communicate stories as they happen, elicit expressivereactions from those being photographed and tell the story of the Getty in a compelling visual way. The ideal candidate will also have experience developing and executing visual storytelling strategies for a variety of digital platforms, including web and social media, and will be equally adept at production, post-production, and asset management for the resulting photographs.
This is a full-time position reporting to the Lead Creative Producer.
Major Job Responsibilities
- Plan, schedule, and execute photography projects at all levels of complexity, from impromptu visitor snapshots to journalistic assignments at busy events.
- Create portraits and action shots that reveal the personality of the people and places of the Getty.
- Partner with colleagues in the Digital Content Strategy team to develop storytelling strategies and projects in which photography plays a role.
- Oversee digital photography projects from conception through completion, serving at times as the primary contact for internal and external parties.
- Create and execute photography project proposals; develop and manage multiple concurrent project plans.
- Work with internal stakeholders to plan shoots—handling complexities of approvals, policies, and rights—and to circulate selects and proof sheets for approval.
- Perform post-processing on captured media.
- Serve as departmental resource for occasional color-correction, touchup, and other tasks for images sourced or created by colleagues.
- Ensure consistency of all photographic content with Getty brand, strategy, and design standards.
- Communicate to supervisor and team content plans and progress.
- Work diplomatically with stakeholders to accommodate rounds of review and edits, while keeping projects on schedule.
- Proactively communicate content plans and progress to supervisor and team.
- Organize, upload, and create metadata for Getty’s central digital asset management system, OpenText Media Management (OTMM).
- Bachelor’s degree preferably related to digital media production
- 5+ years of experience
- Demonstrated experience managing multi medium projects in a production environment using numerous distribution channels such as social media, web, blogs, wikis, etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of hands-on photography production, including shoot planning, camera setups, lighting, and directing subjects.
- Proven experience shooting various styles of photography including documentary, photojournalism, architectural, and portrait.
- Mastery of media creation and production tools including Adobe Creative Suite.
- Expertise with DSLR cameras, particularly Canon and Sony.
- Extensive experience in photography editing and media management.
- Ability to switch from production mindset to post-production mindset effortlessly.
- Ability to produce multiple projects on time and within budget.
- Ability to lead a production crew and work alone.
- Extensive communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.
- Great self-starter, but also able to work well with others.
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.