April Joyner


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Freelance journalist, Brooklyn, NY

Apr. 2013–present

Inc., New York, NY

Senior Reporter

Feb. 2011–Apr. 2013

  • Developed stories on business strategy, trends, and technology
  • Profiled entrepreneurs for Inc. 500 and 30 Under 30 franchises
  • Wrote articles republished on Business Insider and in Inc. India
  • Edited guest posts on social entrepreneurship


Mar. 2008–Jan. 2011

  • Wrote “Elevator Pitch” column and articles on sales and marketing
  • Managed interns in creating infographics for 2009 Inc. 500 issue
  • Fact-checked stories to verify accuracy before publication

Fast Company, New York, NY

Web Editorial Intern

Aug. 2007–Mar. 2008

  • Wrote stories on media, entertainment, innovation, and careers
  • Contributed stories featured on MSN.com and Yahoo
  • Produced weekly newsletter highlighting online features

Education and Training

ProPublica Data Institute, New York, NY

June 2017

Two-week course in data, design, and code for journalism

Columbia Publishing Course, New York, NY

Summer 2007

Six-week intensive course in all aspects of book and magazine publishing

Yale University, B.A., English, New Haven, CT

Sept. 2003–May 2007


Editorial: News and feature writing, story editing, copyediting, SEO

Computer: HTML/CSS; Microsoft Excel; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop; WordPress

Language: Conversational French