My Story

MY STORY

I’m a Storyteller & Outreach Nerd from Los Angeles, currently a Write-at-Home-Mom in Orlando for cool reasons that require multiple NDAs to explain.

I crave story and weave it into all my work, whether that is real estate listings, content creation, copywriting, social media strategy, content marketing, ghostwriting, corporate blogging, book reviews, investigative reporting, newsletters or editorials. Visit my portfolio for more.

As a content creator, I combine SEO keyword with a compelling story, sprinkling calls to action throughout each page of your website or blog. Whether you need to build it from scratch or need advice, I can keep your website relevant and consistent.

As a writer of editorials and features, my topics of specialty include DIY marketing, arts features, theatre critique, immersive experiences, the intersection of arts and parenting, fairy tale and mythology re-tellings, short memoir and relocation tips. (I can also guide you to the best beer available in Disney World and would love a place to share that knowledge.) Clips available here.

As an Outreach Nerd, I can be your Consultant, Strategist or Manager. My strength lies in merging your mission with community building. To learn how we can work together, please complete this questionnaire and email cindymariejenkins@gmail.com when you’re done.

THE LONGER FORMAL STORY

Cindy regularly contributes to Dwarf+Giant, Nook Real Estate and The Clyde Fitch Report. She has written for TCG NATIONAL CONFERENCE  on AUDIENCE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTMs in the BizBitter Lemons (now Better Lemons), LAFPIArtJob.org (Arts For LA)LA Stage Times, Atwater Village NowThe Inspired ClassroomTheatre @ Boston Court & The Comics Observer.

She served as Communications Director for 24th STreet Theatre (2012-2015), where she formalized Community-building initiatives into all aspects of their Communications, including social media, internal policies and brand awareness.

Cindy was a 2013-14 Center Theatre Group Teaching Artist for the Online Content Student Ambassadors, facilitated a 6-month NEA Digital Collaborative through Theatre Bay Area & LA Stage Alliance and also served on the Steering Committee of  Directors Lab West (2010-2014). In 2014 she created, curated and hosted The Lemon Lounge (later See It or Skip It LA, an online arts show dedicated to matchmaking Los Angeles folks with live art to enjoy. She was one of the arts advocates who created the #LAthtr hashtag in 2010 in an attempt to unify the Los Angeles theatre scene.

She curated arts shows on You Tube, experimenting with how G+ and YouTube can develop audiences. Cindy was a regular guest on The Crowd Crowd podcast, weekly at Turnstyle News (an NPR affiliate), co-hosted Web Series Watch, where she reviewed web series and interviewed Creators and Innovators. She has been a guest on LaLaLand Talk, In the Room, Angry Patrons, Bitter Lemons, Live & Digital Spill.

She has a lot of works-in-progress and is focusing on finishing them. Her awareness piece Voices From Chornobyl has been presented in both the US and the UK to raise money and knowledge of the nuclear accident (inspired by Svetlana Alexievich‘s interviews). Voices From Chornobyl Jr. premiered and won Best of 2011 Fringe, while Dragon Compact premiered as part of Moving Arts’ The Car Plays LA, Radar LA International Festival. She’s performed as a Storyteller in the Hollywood Fringe Festival tent, Santa Monica Rep’s 2011 Brecht Gala and Electric Lodge’s max10 series.

Previous community art installations/interactions shown at the 1st Annual Atwater Art Walk, Summer Nights on the Boulevard,  The Barnsdall Gallery, The Courtyard Gallery, the Silver Lake Jubilee (2010 & 2011) and the Children’s Festival of the Arts in Hollywood.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of organizations who employ me or with whom I am associated.

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