McClatchy Launches Moonlighting On-demand Jobs Marketplace On Websites, Mobile Apps

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) announced today the rollout of the Moonlighting digital job exchange on all of McClatchy’s newspaper websites and mobile apps.

McClatchy is both a strategic partner and investor in Moonlighting, a Charlottesville, Va.-based technology startup connecting people offering short-term jobs with those who can do them – pet sitters, landscapers, handymen, personal trainers, resume writers, among them.

“Moonlighting is a preeminent on-demand job marketplace serving an important, growing segment of the local economy,” said Pat Talamantes, McClatchy’s president and CEO. “We’re delighted to offer Moonlighting’s innovative platform and services to the more than 40 million users of McClatchy’s digital products.”

In addition to connecting local consumers with services and providers they need, Moonlighting’s service features a safe and secure transaction payment and hiring platform designed for efficiency and protection.

“Technology is changing the way we all behave as consumers, especially in the on-demand world we live in today,” said Moonlighting founder and CEO Jeff Tennery. “McClatchy shares our same on-demand employment vision and is committed to making its digital marketplace best in class, affording everyone the chance to hire or be hired instantaneously.”

About McClatchy

The McClatchy Company is a 21st century news and information leader, publisher of iconic brands such as the Miami HeraldThe Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort WorthStar-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.

 

SOURCE The McClatchy Company

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