Position Description
Press Getty Publications
Manuscript Editorial
Assistant Editor


The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an Assistant Editor to collaborate with authors, editors, designers, and production coordinators to facilitate the publication of scholarly art history books. This is a full-time hourly position reporting to the Managing Editor of GRI Publications. The Assistant Editor will prepare manuscripts for editing, collate corrections to page proofs and review them for errors, edit indexes, and represent books in marketing meetings. The Assistant Editor may copyedit ephemera, exhibition materials, and other texts to ensure clarity and conformity with editorial standards.

The Assistant Editor will be given the opportunity to complete courses in copyediting, proofreading, and digital media and to attend professional conferences. The Getty offers medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid time off; opportunities for some teleworking; and retirement benefits. The GRI Publications Department is supportive of a work-life balance and advocates the use of the on-site fitness center for the mental and physical welfare of employees.

In the cover letter, please specify prior editing or publishing experience.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares manuscripts for editing and for transmittal to design

  • Proofreads and copyedits material, and checks corrections made by freelance copyeditors and proofreaders

  • Assists with project management of publications, which may include communicating with Getty colleagues, authors, freelance editors, proofreaders, and indexers.

  • Works with Rights Coordinator to ensure acquisition of high-resolution art and copyright permissions for heavily illustrated publications

  • Develops knowledge of publishing through trainings, reading, and on-the-job experience


  • Bachelor's degree in the humanities, with excellent academic achievement

  • 1-3 years of experience in publishing; for example, working in a museum or university press environment or as a freelance copyeditor or proofreader; or assisting an author with the preparation of a manuscript

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Copyediting and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and conventions of academic writing are helpful but not required.
  • Interest in the arts and a career in academic publishing is preferred.
  • We value diversity and encourage individuals from communities underrepresented in publishing to apply.


We offer a first-class work environment and excellent benefits on your first day of employment including:

  • Medical (choice of 3 health plans and dependent coverage available)

  • Dental and Vision

  • Paid vacation – 2 weeks accrued per year

  • Paid sick leave – 3 weeks accrued per year

  • Employee Retirement Savings Program, includes an employer contribution and match

  • Free Fitness Center on-site

  • Life Insurance

  • Direct deposit, rideshare program, EAP and more

  • Alternate work week with 9 day/76 hour schedule


To apply, click on this link https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3013/editor-assistant/job  or apply online at our website www.getty.edu. EOE.