Search Editor (14487) - North America, United Kingdom or Ireland

Canada /
Technology – Search Editing /
Full-time
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Who We Are:
For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.
 
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Search Editor - North America, United Kingdom or Ireland

Duration: Permanent
Location: United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Ireland (Remote or In-Office)
Start: ASAP

Due to the current conditions of COVID-19, this key position will initially work from home, until such a time when we return to our office.

Who You Are:

    • The Search Editor role is responsible for both strategically designing 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 and manual processes that affect retrieval of content. In addition, this position applies various sources to develop and maintain the Getty Knowledge Graph, a knowledge-base of connected information that improves 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 targeted customer group. 

Your Next Challenge:

    • Bring to bear customer information to develop strategies and prioritization that improves how metadata may best serve global customer search within a multifaceted and growing volume of content across 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, build, and modify terms within the Getty Images controlled vocabulary tools to support search product 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 teammates and business partners in documenting and distributing best approaches, providing training sessions and methodology materials, and generating or collaborating on other materials and resources as needed.
    • Share feedback for improvements to tools and workflows as needed, adapting to an evolving tool and resource suite.

What You’ll Need:

    • 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.
    • Demonstrable understanding of web site search, vocabulary and key-wording methodologies, and search systems within a commercial environment.
    • Experience working within a customer-centric environment.
    • Proven visual literacy and description skills with an eye for detail.
    • Ability to work optimally within an international team involving regular communication with team members in different time zones.
    • Eloquent written and verbal communication.
    • 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 the skills 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.
    • Postgraduate degree in Information Sciences (Library and Information Science, Information Management, or equivalent) preferred.

Mental and Physical Demands:

    • Frequent communication with others to exchange information.
    • Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary.
    • Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
    • Frequent repetition of motions and gestures that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. (Required)
Due to the current conditions and impact of Covid-19, this key position will initially work from home, until such a time we open our offices. At the time of the local office opening, employees and managers will partner to determine the work site location in line with our Flexible working policy.

Benefits at Getty Images
 
Health Insurance
We provide Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance for you and your family. We partner with Meritain (An Aetna Company), and CVS Caremark to provide you with two options for medical coverage - a POS plan and an HSA-qualified (Health Savings Account) Plan. The POS plan comes with a $200 per year Getty Images contribution to an FSA account. If you enroll in the HSA plan, Getty Images will give you $1400-$2400 per year to spend on any qualified health expenses. Dental insurance is available through Delta Dental. Vision Insurance is available through VSP. All full-time employees working at least 25 hours per week will become eligible for health benefits the 1st of the month following their date of hire. Contributions to health care accounts are prorated based on the date of hire.  For more information on these benefits, you may request an electronic copy of our Benefits Guide.
 
Time off Work/life balance is important to us
We provide flexible time off and 10 sick days each calendar year. Additionally, we pay 4 weeks of fully-paid Parental Leave for new parents, with primary caregivers eligible for an additional 8 weeks of fully-paid leave.  
 
Company Paid Holidays
Employees enjoy company-paid holidays for each of our global locations.
 
Disability and Life Insurance
We automatically enroll and pay for Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) up to 2 times your annual salary. We also provide you with fully paid Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 
 
Employee Assistance Program
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We are trustworthy, transparent, and honest
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We always raise the bar
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We collectively bring solutions
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We reject biased behaviour and discrimination
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We are inclusive of different voices, perspectives, and experience
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We are one Getty Images with no silos
We share goals and accountability; we and actively seek information and expertise; we make time for our peers.

We deliver on our commitments, and commercial goals
With one voice and shared accountability.

We put the customer at the heart of everything we do
We listen to, anticipate, and exceed customer needs, adapting as they evolve.


We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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