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Hannah Ray, née Waldram, is a creative producer and visual storyteller. Hannah worked on Instagram’s flagship editorial team ( for the last three years, which pioneered approaches to storytelling through words and pictures for huge global audiences. She was the first international hire for the company, growing the Instagram community in Europe through editorial and events, and later became a lead producer on the team. Her work included launching six in-language company accounts, hiring an international community team, penning posts for the main Instagram account (, leading production for Instagram’s in-app editorial (, curating video channels ( and creating strategy for new storytelling experiences. Hannah helped launch Instagram Stories globally (, and creatively produced Stories for @instagram (, @instagramde (, @instagramfr (, @instagrames (, @instagramrussia ( @instagramjapan ( and @instagrambrasil ( Before Instagram, Hannah worked at the Guardian for four years in the newsroom, experimenting with new media to engage audiences. She lives in London and works freelance on storytelling for Instagram and community consultancy.

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  • Editing
  • Art Production
  • Editorial
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Communications Strategy
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Influencers
  • Instagram

Work history


Creative Producer


Oct 2013 - Oct 2016
  • Full Time


Community Manager

Guardian News and Media

Jan 2010 - Oct 2013
  • Full Time