Search Editor at Getty Images

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The Search Editor role is responsible for both strategically developing and maintaining the controlled vocabulary that serves as the basis for global search of visual content and related search features, as well as engaging in building and maintaining automated, vendor-driven, and manual processes that directly impact the retrieval of content.  In addition, this position utilizes various sources to develop and maintain the Getty Knowledge Graph, a knowledge-base of connected information that enhances Getty Image's industry leading search.

This role coordinates with various teams to investigate, plan, act, and report on tasks and projects, putting customer and data-driven impact work at the forefront of improving search for the global customer base. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Use customer data to develop strategies and prioritization that maximizes how metadata may best serve global customer search within a varied and growing volume of content across the Getty Images sites.
  • Generate and improve automated processes to strategically reduce the manual effort of internal users, contributors, and vendors with the aim of reducing time-to-market, improving search accuracy for our global customer base.
  • Use customer data and trending sources to target, create, and modify terms within the Getty Images controlled vocabulary tools to support global customer search needs.
  • Collaborate with and influence vendors, contributors, and content partners, using data as the base in conveying the 'why' and 'how' of metadata standards through the generation of metadata feedback, keyword trends and tips, and methodology documentation.
  • Anticipate and respond to trending data sources, customer feedback, and internal feedback to improve search and workflows.
  • Create and update knowledge graph relationships that directly impact the customer experience.
  • Identify and communicate recommendations for process and tools improvements.
  • Collaborate with team members and various business partners in documenting and distributing best practices, providing training sessions and methodology materials, and generating or collaborating on other materials and resources as needed.
  • Provide feedback for impact-driven improvements to tools and workflows as needed, adapting to an evolving tool and resource suite.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • 3+ years’ experience working with information retrieval systems, focusing on the creation, maintenance, and/or application of complex taxonomies for information retrieval.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment of evolving workflows and tool development.
  • Ability to multi-task, flexibly prioritizing many responsibilities while maintaining quality within tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of web site search, vocabulary and key-wording methodologies, and search systems within a commercial environment.
  • Experience working within a customer-focused environment.
  • Demonstrated visual literacy and description skills with an eye for detail.
  • Ability to work successfully within a global team involving regular communication with team members in different time zones.
  • Articulate written and verbal communicator.
  • Understanding and appreciation of web customer visual information needs and search requirements.
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, and creative problem-solver.
  • Self-motivated and highly organized individual.
  • Computer proficiency with an aptitude for mastering software systems.
  • Strong Microsoft Office application knowledge (MS Access, Excel)
  • Knowledge of database and linked data querying (MS Access, SQL, SPARQL or similar query language).
  • Knowledge of additional languages a plus.

Education and Certifications

Postgraduate degree in Information Sciences (Library and Information Science, Information Management, or equivalent) preferred.

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Getty Images Benefits Overview

We offer:
-Work life balance + remote flexibility
-Team and office celebrations
-Transportation benefits
-Competitive retirement benefits and life insurance
-Great healthcare, including medical, dental and vision
-Donation + volunteer days
-Unlimited vacation

Volunteer in local community
Get 1 day per calendar year to volunteer with an organization of your choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Moral and Diversity and Inclusion Committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Getty employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA. We also contribute generously to employees FSA's and HSA's.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
New employees are invested 100% day one.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible work schedules and hours are dependent on teams and managers.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home arrangements can be made with each employee's manager.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to 10000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave. We extend the same reimbursement for surrogacy.
Company sponsored family events
Getty Images hosts a family day each summer. Events have included Mariners games or trips to the Seattle Aquarium.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Salaried employees qualify for our Flexible Time Off and hourly employees are given up to 27 days per calendar year.
Paid Volunteer Time
More time can be used by flexible time off or PTO.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer a free ORCA card or subsidized parking in our garage.
Company Outings
Getty Images has several events throughout the year including an annual golf tournament + family day.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Fresh bread is delivered daily with fresh fruit, too.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
We offer subsidized parking in our garage.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
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Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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