Jonathan Cordell

Editor & Storyteller from Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville, Florida Area
Broadcast Media

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Jonathan Cordell's Summary

Jonathan is an editor and storyteller from Jacksonville, FL. He became the first in his family to graduate with a non-music degree although his music background plays a vital role in his work today. From film school to his years in broadcast television, his career has allowed him the opportunity to travel the world and capture stories from the lens to the editbay.

Jonathan Cordell's Experience

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Religious Institutions industry

June 2008Present (6 years 4 months) Jacksonville, Florida Area

Among a team of editors who create things for a local and worldwide viewing audience, primarily TV spots, feature stories, and promos. Also shoots and produces.


InStep Visual

August 2011Present (3 years 2 months) Jacksonville, Florida Area

A small business specializing in post-production. InStep Visual serves many clients including on the broadcast, corporate, filmmaking and individual level. All freelance falls under InStep Visual.

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Broadcast Media industry

June 2001June 2008 (7 years 1 month)

Managed the editing staff of 7 full timers. Edited special programming, packages, opens and newscast video. Backup operator of SatOps.

Jonathan Cordell's Skills & Expertise

  1. Video
  2. Avid
  3. Broadcast
  4. Post Production
  5. Non-linear Editing
  6. Videography
  7. Video Editing
  8. Video Production
  9. Documentaries
  10. Commercials
  11. Camera
  12. Editing
  13. Film Production
  14. Camera Operating
  15. Broadcast Television
  16. Avid Newscutter
  17. Television
  18. After Effects
  19. Music

Jonathan Cordell's Additional Information


Genealogy, Percussion

Groups and Associations:

Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Honors and Awards:

2013 Regional Emmy nominations for Editor: News and Feature News Report ("Never Did I Dream")
2013 Silver Telly Winner for TV Program/Segment - Health/Fitness: ("Never Did I Dream")
2011 Regional Emmy nomination for Editor: Short Form (“In 80 Seconds” )
2009 Regional Emmy winner for Editor: Short Form (“Reach for the Prize”)
2009 Regional Emmy nomination for Editor: Short Form (“I’m Still Kickin’” )
2007 Regional Emmy winner for Editor: News (“Behind the Firelines”)

2008 Florida AP Broadcast winner: Best Photo Essay, Medium Market (“Behind the Firelines”);

2008 NPPA Best of Photojournalism: Photo Essay (Editor) winner (“Behind the Firelines”);

2007 Best of Gannett winner (American Division): Best Use of Online Video (“Behind the Firelines”);

2008 NPPA Best of Photojournalism: Editors Feature; Honorable Mention (“Bracelet Lady”)

2008 Florida Associated Press Broadcast winner: Best Long Light Feature (“Bracelet Lady”)

Jonathan Cordell's Projects

  • McKenzie's Gifts

    • May 2014 to Present

    This short film was created for the 168 International Film Competition and Festival based in Los Angeles. Having only 168 hours to shoot and edit, a team of dozens of crew members, actors and extras came together to put together a quality film selected as one of the 20 finalists and one of the 6 films nominated for the Evangelista Award.

  • Never Did I Dream

    • January 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Jonathan Cordell, Jeannie Blaylock

    Jacksonville TV news anchor Jeannie Blaylock shares the story of a multi-year journey of hope, faith, and struggle. This aired opening night of the February book on First Coast News. Winner of 2013 Silver Telly award and nominee of three regional Emmy awards (2013).

  • "Excuse Me Are You Jesus" Music Video

    • May 2012 to July 2012

    Editor for music video produced for music artists The Nelons as a part of the "Come On Home" album. Selected to screen at the 2012 Jacksonville Film Festival and aired on multiple cable outlets. Winner of 2013 Silver People's Telly Award. Directed by Don Schaffer at PointLight Pictures

  • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

    • September 2012 to January 2013
    Team Members: Jonathan Cordell

    Editor for large corporate video initiative

  • Trevorode the Defender

    • December 2012 to February 2013

    In 2013, a debut novel was released by a local author. As a way to gain momentum and excitement, three fully-produced, unconventional videos were created and released to lead up to the book's availability. Featured at a University of North Florida book marketing class.

Jonathan Cordell's Education

Full Sail University

AS, Film & Video Production


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