Jean is a documentary maker, writer, and traveler. Her films are about land, culture and what it means to be human in relation to the natural world. Much of her work is about people whose lives, situations, and thinking illuminate a path through the challenges of living in the 21st C (globalization, climate change, race relations). Donohue  has been producing video art and documentaries since 1982. Her work has been seen on BBC 2 and BBC World Service, WNET-NY, Learning/Discovery Channels, Kentucky Educational Television, North Carolina, and Ohio public television. Donohue is a founding member of Media Working Group, Inc., and serves as president and chief operating officer.

Jean is also an organizational development consultant and public engagement specialist. She has worked with state agencies, arts organizations, media organizations and artists to development social media and public engagement strategies and helps address the organizational changes that follow.