The J. Paul Getty Trust – Media Producer


Job Summary:

The J. Paul Getty Museum collects, conserves, and interprets works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. One of the most-visited museums in the United States, the J. Paul Getty Museum attracts visitors from around the world to our two locations in Los Angeles and Malibu, California. We enhance our world-class exhibitions and collection display with award-winning scholarship and interpretation through text and media.

The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a Media Producer responsible for delivering compelling audio, video, and interactive media in support of our ambitious display, education, and exhibition programs. This is an 18-month limited term position reporting to the Executive Producer, Digital Media within the division of Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Media. The Media Producer will play a key role in the development, planning, and hands-on creation of interpretive media about the Getty’s collection and activities.

 NOTE: Please include a URL to your portfolio in your cover letter or resume.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply knowledge of up-to-date media production techniques to the planning and execution of audio, video, and interactive media projects.
  • Efficiently deliver high-quality, creative media presentations that excite and engage our audiences.
  • Work with our team of writers, producers, educators, and scholars to develop audience-appropriate content with focused storylines that look at art in refreshing and surprising new ways.
  • Invigorate art history for contemporary audiences.
  • Consistently execute established team strategy and priorities.
  • Plan and schedule multiple overlapping projects and deliver them on time and on budget.
  • Diplomatically gather and respond to stakeholder feedback.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably related to digital media production
  • 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:

  • Prefer bachelor’s degree in audio, video, or digital media production, or a related degree along with documented equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant production experience demonstrating hands-on use of audio and video equipment required.
  • Some experience in educational or documentary media is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of audio production and post-production techniques, software, and standards. Some experience conducting and recording audio interviews preferred.
  • Skill in visualizing and shooting concepts creatively and effectively
  • Expertise in the use of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, including Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
  • Ability to deliver clear, effective creative notes to vendors and colleagues, and to receive and incorporate them from stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to bring energy, enthusiasm, initiative, and creativity to the team every day.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to set priorities, and juggle competing demands.
  • The position requires tact, diplomacy, teamwork, and the ability to collaborate with a wide range of project participants in a positive environment.
  • Available online portfolio of completed projects.

NOTE: Please include a URL to your portfolio in your cover letter or resume.


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About BettinaSelsor

I was born and raised in California, and received my BFA from the University of California, School of Cinematic Arts. I've worked about three years in the entertainment industry before switching my career to Human Resources. My first job as a Human Resources administrator was at a small video game company. After three years there, I found a job working at the J. Paul Getty Trust. As a Los Angeles resident, I greatly enjoy visiting the Getty Museum, LACMA, MOCA, and various small theatres.