Data Scientist, Content Planning & Analysis

Los Angeles /
Creative – Creative Content /
For 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. Getty Images moves the world, whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving.
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Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 405 million assets available through its industry-leading sites and The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers.
Getty Images works with over 330,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography. Getty Images is a world leader in visual content. With over 405 million assets, of which over 285million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.
We are inclusive of different voices, perspectives and experience. We believe diversity is critical to our mission to objectively reflect the world we live in and allow our customers to illustrate that world. This means including a diverse range of voices in our content, actively pursuing diversity in our team and sources of content and listening to our customers to make sure we are as open and responsive as possible.

Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Who you are:
Getty Images is looking for individuals that enjoy leveraging new and traditional Machine Learning methods to help turn large-scale business data into actionable insights.

As a Data Scientist - Content at Getty Images, you will contribute to the development of impactful Machine Learning pipelines to evaluate content consumption trends at Getty Images. The output of your models will be core to our understanding of how customers search and interact with our imagery content; and will be used to understand the lifetime value of content at Getty Images. Your work will also serve as the foundation for multiple strategic initiatives, and will sit at the intersection of Data Science, Business and Creative.

In addition to possessing a strong technical background, you are comfortable explaining complex analytical and statistical methods to both Business and Engineering teams; and can provide concrete recommendations on how to put the output of your work into action.

Your next challenge:
The mission of the Data Science team at Getty Images Inc. is to leverage internal and third-party data to inform other groups on how to interact with its customer and content base. We achieve this goal by 1) building automated solutions that apply best-in-class Machine Learning and Engineering practices and 2) continuous interactions with stakeholders to identify critical needs that deliver results relevant to the business.

You will join a growing team of highly collaborative and curious Business Analysts and Data Engineers. As a member of the team, you will have the chance to interact with key business stakeholders and leadership to define the biggest area of opportunities and accelerate the delivery of a robust portfolio of Data Science models.

Your primary responsibility will be to help understand how customers interact with Getty Images’ collection of 300+ Million assets, and to use that work to build internal self-serve data products and establish data-driven strategies. Through this work, you will have the opportunity to interact with the entirety of Getty Images data and technology stack.

You will be responsible for the communication of findings across all levels (within the team, business stakeholders, and leadership), and will support leadership with research on key business initiatives and challenges.

We value learning and development, and you will be given every opportunity to work on projects that excite you. You will have the opportunity to sit at the intersection of Content, Engineering, Marketing, Product and Leadership to inform, influence, support, and execute on key decisions.

What you’ll need:

    • A Ph.D. or MS in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics/Finance, Sociology, Natural Sciences or any other equivalent quantitative project is preferred. If you are self-taught and believe you are a good fit for this role, or have significant work experience, we would love to hear from you as well.
    • Proven experience of having worked hands-on as a Data Scientist, preferably in a content or customer-focused organization.
    • Proficiency in Machine Learning, statistical modeling and/or data mining, and a good understanding of the real-world advantages and drawbacks of various Machine Learning techniques.
    • Strong working knowledge in Python (preferred) or R, along with experience working within the Hadoop ecosystem and standard tools such as Git, bash and SQL.
    • Excellent communication skills (both written and orally), and a proven ability to comfortably produce written reports and present findings to stakeholders.
    • Ability to independently execute on a project, from ideation to delivery to stakeholders, and can pro-actively interact with other engineers at Getty Images to access necessary resources or data.
    • Knowledge of Spark and NLP, along with experience with large-scale time series data, outlier detection and time series best practices is a plus

Leadership Principles:

    • Trustworthiness, Transparency, and Openness
    • Raise the Bar
    • Lead by Example
    • One Voice
    • Bring Me Solutions
    • No Silos
    • The Obligation to Care

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.
    • Constant assessment of accuracy and thoroughness of the work assignment.
Due to the current conditions and impact of Covid-19, this position will work from home until further notice.

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Getty Images is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Getty Images believes that diversity is critical to our success in moving the world with images and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity. We seek to hire on the basis of merit, competence, performance, and business needs.