George Burke

George Burke

Photo Editor & Digital Content SpecialistLondon, United Kingdom
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George Burke

George Burke

Photo Editor & Digital Content SpecialistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Photo editor, content specialist and communications professional based in London
Work history
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    Photo Editor & Content PlannerPA Media
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    UK lead photo editor for Microsoft News, working as part of a global editorial team producing bespoke visual content for a news website and app with an international audience of over 30 million users. Working across all verticals - including news, lifestyle, entertainment, sport, travel, money, health, food and drink - to cover breaking news, provide comprehensive editorial events coverage, and enhance visual storytelling across the business.
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    Image Library ManagerPicfair
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Managing both incoming and outgoing visual content for a photo agency with over 15,000 photographers and 6m+ images. Conducting picture research and image curation; fulfilling creative briefs for commercial and editorial clients; creating multi-channel digital content and communications strategies focusing on specific user journeys and client-centred goals; photographer acquisition and image onboarding; social media communications, scheduling and content; building and managing a global content distribution network of international creative partners to strategically grow the business’ global reach and reputation.
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Skills
  • Photo Editing
  • Content Management
  • Communications
  • Photography
  • Photography Editing
  • Digital
  • Media
  • News
  • Project Management
  • Agile
Education
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    Master of Arts - MA in Critical Media & Cultural StudiesSchool of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Specialising in digital journalism and global development while studying the intersection of media, culture and society in non-western contexts. Independent research dissertation focused on visual communication and digital news production following the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
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    Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) in GeographyKing's College London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Focus on culture, society and urban development in a global context. Carried out an independent research study on creativity, culture and public policy in southeast London.