Joel Magalnick


Joel MagalnickI’m a journalist, writer, product designer, and educator. I’ve long believed in the idea that stories bring us together and make us stronger as a community. I founded my consultancy, The Refined Story, on the idea that I can help companies and nonprofits more strongly engage with their stakeholders through innovative digital products and content strategies. As a journalist, I spent more than a dozen years leading a Seattle-based news organization, where I made it my mission both personally and professionally to inspire my audience while expanding my publications’ reach.

As an educator, I pay forward the knowledge I’ve gained over the years by teaching courses on writing and digital practices, so the idea that immersive story-making can change the way people learn blew my mind. And I’m bringing my wife and two rambunctious boys along for the ride. (The kids, by the way, love it!)