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Jonathan Cordell

Jonathan Cordell

Editor & Storyteller from Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville, Florida Area
Broadcast Media
  1. InStep Visual,
  2. First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
  1. WTLV/WJXX First Coast News
  1. Full Sail University

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InStep Visual

InStep Visual


– Present

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Jonathan is an award-winning editor and storyteller from Jacksonville, FL. 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.



InStep Visual
– Present (3 years 3 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.

Sr. Video Editor

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
– Present (6 years 5 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.

Sr. Editor

WTLV/WJXX First Coast News
(7 years 1 month)

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

Honors & Awards

2013 Emmy nominations (Suncoast Chapter) 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 Emmy nomination (Suncoast Chapter) for Editor: Short Form (“In 80 Seconds” )
2009 Emmy winner (Suncoast Chapter) for Editor: Short Form (“Reach for the Prize”)
2009 Emmy nomination (Suncoast Chapter) for Editor: Short Form (“I’m Still Kickin’” )
2007 Emmy winner (Suncoast Chapter) 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”)


  • Video
  • Avid
  • Broadcast
  • Post Production
  • Non-linear Editing
  • Videography
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
  • Documentaries
  • Commercials
  • Camera
  • Editing
  • Film Production
  • Camera Operating
  • Broadcast Television
  • Avid Newscutter
  • Television
  • After Effects
  • Music
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McKenzie's Gifts(Link)

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 winner of the Evangelista Award for Best Evangelical Film.

Team members:

Never Did I Dream

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).

Team members:

"Excuse Me Are You Jesus" Music Video(Link)

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

Team members:

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Editor for large corporate video initiative

Trevorode the Defender(Link)

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.

Team members:


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