Getty Publications produces award-winning books that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The approximately 35 books published each year cover the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists. Most books are published in print but an increasing number are published digitally.

As a member of the Design and Production Department within Getty Publications, the Senior Production Coordinator will work closely with editors, designers, and other Getty staff and freelancers to produce a wide range of illustrated books from exhibition catalogues, scholarly monographs, and editions of translated works to conservation research and educational books about the arts for all ages.


Obtain initial and revised pricing quotations from printers, prepress vendors, typesetters, and other freelancers; interpret quotations and evaluate how prepress and manufacturing options affect budgets. Use this information to develop production budgets for individual projects. Track costs against approved budgets.

Working collaboratively with the project editor, designer, and rights and permissions coordinator, plan project workflow. Create key date schedules and detailed schedules and enforce deadlines. Coordinate and facilitate the work of the project team leading up to transmittal of final materials and through delivery of finished books.

Assess quality of available image files from a wide range of sources. Organize and manage those files as required. Color correct proofs through multiple rounds.

Evaluate manufacturing methods and materials to ensure high quality standards for all freelance, vendor, and supplier work. Oversee typesetting, prepress and manufacturing processes. Approve all tests, F+Gs, bindery samples, and advance copies.

Prepare purchase order requisitions for freelance and other outside services, and for manufacturing-related suppliers and vendors. Review, negotiate, and approve final invoices. Prepare detailed delivery instructions to multiple locations and track shipments as they progress to ensure timely delivery.

Work closely with the Rights Manager to communicate standards and evaluate proofs, materials, and printing handled by copublishing partners.

Work with digital publishing staff on select projects to provide files and to integrate print and digital workflows.

Travel domestically and internationally to supervise the printing of books as required. Review page impositions and advise printers for books printing without on-site supervision.

Regularly update publications department database with current project information.

Keep current with all ongoing and new technologies.

Report to Design and Production Manager at critical stages of production.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years experience in production coordination, preferably within the field of museum, art book or other illustrated book publishing


Job Information
  • Los Angeles, California, 90049, United States
  • 27660699
  • March 30, 2016
  • Senior Production Coordinator
  • The Getty
  • Publications
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years