Journalism

From writing lengthy features to short quips for social media—from creating blogs to compiling video—media is crucial to my philosophies on education, awareness and advocacy. 

Published work:

Dance criticism, written features, 

multimedia content

SEE CHICAGO DANCE
Dance Criticism
ART INTERCEPTS
Dance Criticism, Freelance Writing
Media & Communications
LOYOLA UNIV CHICAGO
The Phoenix Newspaper

2015-2017: Contributing writer

THE YARD
LOYOLA UNIV CHICAGO

2016-2018: Founding Editor/Contributing writer

  • Designed blog format

  • Created & compiled content for About and other pages

  • Contributed regularly to posts, advised other dancers in writing, video, photo and editing contributions.

LOYOLA UNIV CHICAGO
Mosaic Magazine

2016-2017: Web Editor/Video Editor/Contributing writer

  • Wrote 2 feature stories for Loyola's social justice magazine

  • Designed print magazine with team, designed blog, created promotional video

  • Mosaic (2017): The Violence Issue

  • Arts Against Violence: Page 42 in print

  • Nun Feature: Page 52 in print

  • Promo Video

SOCIAL MEDIA:

using social platforms to educate and engage wide audiences in the arts

On Being Well. Admin. (April-May 2019)
Facebook / Instagram: @jordankunkel

The Yard. Admin. (May-September 2018)
Facebook / Twitter: @TheYardMV

Instagram: @dance_the_yard
 

Loyola University Chicago. Admin. (2016-2018)
Facebook / Instagram: @lucdanceprogram

Chicago Dancemakers Forum. Admin. (2017-2018)
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @Chi_Dancemakers

The Cambrians. Admin. (2017)
Instagram: @thecambrians

Marketing & Communications

INDEPENDENT DANCE ARTIST
Marketing & Communications Freelancer

2019-present (paid opportunity)
CHECK OUT:​

 

ASK ABOUT:

  • My social media campaigns for the fully-produced show "On Being Well" and my current project "Speak! Through The Body, Uninhibited"

  • The administrative work I execute to maintain my dance business

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
Film Marketing Contractor

September 2018 - May 2019 (paid opportunity)
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ASK ABOUT:

  • How I can apply this skillset to other businesses and projects

THE YARD
Media & Communications Job Trainee

May - September 2018 (paid opportunity)
CHECK OUT:​

  • The above social media accounts I managed

    • I focused on rebranding and increasing engagement

  • The weekly promo videos I created for guest artist performances

  • The mini-documentary I created to heighten the fundraising campaign

 

ASK ABOUT:

  • The events I coordinated with a team

    • Annual Yard Benefit, Public DanceHalls, Yard Pride Festival​

  • The Kenneth Cole party I documented

  • The week I helped teach KidsDoDance

  • Internal/External communication with artists, collaborators and supporters

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
Founding Dance Marketing & Communications Associate

2016-2018 (paid opportunity)
CHECK OUT:

  • The above social media accounts I created and managed 

    • I take photos, create videos, curate FB events, craft popular posts, and engage audiences via social media takeovers, etc

  • The features I wrote on the Dance program

  • The feature I wrote for Visual Arts faculty member, Matthew Bodett

 

ASK ABOUT:

  • The events and programs I created with other faculty and students

  • Internal communication I headed between faculty, staff and students through email, FB groups and Sakai

  • External communication with prospective students, patrons, alumni and potential audience members via Social Media, Loyola's website, Emma Campaigns, email, and face-to-face connection

  • Advanced recruitment initiatives for prospective students

CHICAGO DANCEMAKERS FORUM
Public Relations & Communications Intern

2017-2018 (paid opportunity)
CHECK OUT:​

  • The above social media accounts I created and managed. 

    • do extensive research, compile links and create engaging posts

  • The press releases I wrote for big news and upcoming events, along with developing captions and collecting images for photo archives

 

ASK ABOUT:

  • Events I planned with a team, including the 2017 Lab Artist Awards Celebration and Benefit:

    • I organized volunteers, crafted check-in sheets, connected photographers with VIP guests, communicated with news outlets, handled documentation and provided on-site assistance

  • Participation in board meetings and other high-profile events

  • External communication with artists, collaborators and supporters through Constant Contact, email and face-to-face connection

ELEVATE CHICAGO DANCE
Press Liaison

September-October 2017

CHECK OUT:

  • The press release I created for the event.

  • The social media posts (@chicagodancemakers) I curated before & after the festival.

 

ASK ABOUT:

  • My work as the Press Liaison: I contacted press organizations prior to the event, coordinated press during the event, and communicated with press VIPs such as Lauren Warnecke at the Chicago Tribune and dance communications expert Zachary Whittenburg.

  • My documentation of the festival through writing, photo, video, and interviews with artists, audience members and curators.

THE CAMBRIANS
Video & Social Media Intern

^^^NIC Kay at Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (Photo: Me)

2017

CHECK OUT:

  • The above social media accounts I created content for:

  • The promotional video I created for the summer intensive

 

ASK ABOUT:

  • My video documentation of the summer intensive final performance.

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle
  • YouTube - Grey Circle
  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle