Moonlighting Announces Strategic Partnership with The McClatchy Company to Bring “Sharing Economy” Platform for Task-based Jobs to Local Markets
Investment in Task-based Employment Marketplace Expands Access to Peer-to-Peer
Charlottesville, VA – June 03, 2015
Moonlighting, the on-demand task-based hiring exchange for local communities, today announced The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), a global news and information leader is making a strategic and financial investment in the company. McClatchy will introduce the Moonlighting platform and exchange to its vast print and digital audiences by integrating the platform into its digital properties and print publications located in 28 US markets.
As part of the partnership, Christian A. Hendricks, Vice President, Interactive Media at McClatchy will join Moonlighting’s board of directors. Hendricks brings extensive digital operations, innovation, and strategic skills to Moonlighting and will help accelerate the company’s growth. Hendricks is also Chairman of the Local Media Consortium, a partnership of more than 60 local media companies representing more than 1,600 local media outlets, which delivers brand safe content to more than 450 million unique visitors on a monthly basis.
“McClatchy has a history of successfully identifying and partnering with emerging digital companies it believes beneficial to its reader and advertising customers,” said Hendricks. “We’re very excited to partner with Moonlighting and believe they have the winning formula to bring a compelling and effective long-term solution for the 1099 sharing economy to service provider and consumers at large.”
In October 2014, Moonlighting introduced its two-way employment tool to the market and transformed the way people participate in the sharing economy. Since then, Moonlighting has grown significantly and is now used by service providers and consumers in all 50 states and in more than 1,300 communities to create and fulfill task based jobs.
“Moonlighting’s mission is to democratize the sharing economy and allow everyone, everywhere to generate job opportunities on their own terms. With McClatchy’s financial and strategic marketing support, we can accelerate our message to millions of eager workers who need an open, on-demand solution to support their families and generate income,” said Moonlighting Founder and CEO Jeff Tennery.
Moonlighting is the first mobile, on-demand application that empowers people to earn extra money and get tasks done instantly. Moonlighting creates a virtual marketplace for individuals and small businesses, enabling more effective and efficient communication between those needing a task done and those capable of fulfilling the need. Through the Moonlighting platform, users eliminate anonymity by posting jobs and sharing them within their trusted social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) or with friends in their contact book. Moonlighting’s mobile technology allows users to also make more intelligent and better-informed hiring decisions in real time. Using Moonlighting’s proprietary mobile payment platform, users can complete hiring transactions in a secure and safe manner. Moonlighting was built from the ground up for the mobile economy. Moonlighting is a privately-held company based in Charlottesville, VA. For more information about Moonlighting, please visit http://www.moonlightingapp.com.
The McClatchy Company is a 21st century news and information leader, publisher of iconic brands such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. McClatchy operates media companies in 28 U.S. markets in 14 states, providing each of its communities with high-quality news and advertising services in a wide array of digital and print formats. McClatchy is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., and listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.
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