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Amanda Kelly


Amanda Kelly


Communication, Media & Marketing

Currently an associate director with the international arts communications consultancy Pickles PR, Amanda advises on digital strategy, communications and press relations. She also works as a consultant on a range of projects, and, as an adjunct professor at IE University, teaches within its School of Human Sciences and Technology. Her experience as a journalist started at The Guardian and Observer, where she worked as a web editor (or uploader) because she could code (a relatively rare skill in the late 90s). She has since worked with Canadian national TV broadcaster Global News as an online news producer; at El País with its English edition; and with S&P Global, covering media, telecoms, and technology in France. Amanda read History of Art at the University of Cambridge and has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan. After living in the UK, France, and Canada, she is now based in Spain.

Corporate Experience

• Associate director, Pickles PR, 2015 – Present

• Consultant, 2004 – Present

• Editor and writer, National Gallery of Canada, 2007 – Present

• Journalist, S&P GLOBAL, 2016 – Present

• Social media manager, El Pais, 2016 – 2017

• Online news producer, Global News Canada, 2011 – 2015

• Communications officer, McCord Museum, 2005 – 2007

• Co-founder and director, Q-Sound, 2002 – 2004

• Web editor, The Guardian and Observer, 1999 – 2003

Academic Experience

• Adjunct professor, IE University, Spain, 2017 – Present

• Guest lecturer, Istituto Europeo Di Design, Spain, 2016 – 2017

Academic Background

• Master’s (Cantab) in History of Art, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2006

• Bachelor’s in History of Art, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2002

• Bachelor’s in Education, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1995