Editorial Portfolio

Editorial portfolio

The below is a selection of published editorial content I’ve produced through my work as a photo editor and media professional. This includes a range of news and photography pieces, involving a mixture of photo editing, editorial management, visual storytelling, copywriting, sub-editing, and content planning.

Here, you can also find examples of corporate content I’ve worked on as both a photo editor and content creator, alongside creative image collections used by a range of editorial and advertising clients. You can see more at Contently, or head to my digital content portfolio to find details of my content design work.

Feel free to get in touch via my contact page. To stay updated with my news, you can connect with me on LinkedIn or Instagram.

All images and screenshots used with permission from the respective publications.

blume magazine

As a co-founder and editor of blume magazine, I oversee our editorial process and select, edit and curate photography projects for the magazine. I also manage our digital content ecosystem and communications output, and sub-edit magazine copy.

Below are some examples.

Tamuna Chkareuli: The sun is our father, the moon is our mother, the stars are our brothers and sisters (blume magazine)
Saad Eltinay: We are the resistance (blume magazine)
Janice Chung: Motherland (blume magazine)
Sam Elstub: Lived space (blume magazine)
Mockups showing a multi-channel digital campaign driving users towards specific pages from Facebook (left, desktop) and email newsletter (right, mobile).
blume communications samples: Social media campaign (left - desktop) & email newsletter (right - mobile)

Microsoft News

While working at PA Media, I acted as the lead photo editor for Microsoft News UK. I also helped manage a global editorial team producing bespoke visual content for for an international audience of over 30 million. Below is some of the work I produced.

A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Inside Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome, the world's largest operational space launch facility (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
From high security to open prisons: UK prison life revealed (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
In pictures: Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the UK (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Photos: Frontline healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Leave vs Remain: Brexit demonstrations around the UK (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Social distance and empty spaces: UK life under coronavirus lockdown (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Coronavirus 2020: Visual diary of a global pandemic (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Photos: Protests around the world in 2020 (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
In pictures: Organisations around the UK help out during the pandemic (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Photos: Boris Johnson-led Conservatives win UK elections (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Weird and wonderful photos from the election campaign trail (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
How companies are reacting to Brexit (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Places around the world already affected by climate change (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Photos: Extreme weather around the world in 2019 (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Portrait of Humanity 2019: Best entries from the new international photography award (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Photos: Arles International Festival of Photography 2019 (Microsoft News)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Exhibitors showing at Photo London 2019 (Microsoft News)

Picfair

Below are some examples of the work I did during my time as Picfair’s image library manager. I handled incoming and outgoing visual content for our 6 million+ image library, and conducted picture research and image curation for editorial and commercial clients. I also produced image-led content for the blog, and worked on communications strategies to strengthen our image library.

A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Best of Picfair
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Reportage Collection (Picfair)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Travel Collection (Picfair)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Vibrance Collection (Picfair)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Weddings Collection (Picfair)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Alternative Lifestyle Collection (Picfair)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Furry Friends Collection (Picfair)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Expression (Picfair)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Flux (Picfair)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Food in Pixels (Picfair)
A portfolio example of recent editorial work by George Burke, a photo editor, media professional and digital content specialist based in London.
Marketing Newsletter Sample (Picfair)