The Wall Street Journal Features Moonlighting

Traditional Media Giants Back Moonlighting’s Gigs Service

The gig economy has another place for freelance jobs.

Charlottesville, Va.-based Moonlighting allows people to post jobs and services they are offering. The service enables people to write proposals and send invoices and payments.

The arena for short-term freelance work is crowded. Companies such as Fiverr, Toptal, Gigster and Upwork, formerly known as oDesk, are among the many in the category. Fiverr has raised $110 million in funding, according to industry tracker Dow Jones VentureSource.

CEO Jeff Tennery of Moonlighting
Jeff Tennery, Founder and CEO of Moonlighting

“Nobody is really looking at the gig economy the way we are,” said Jeff Tennery, founder and chief executive of Moonlighting. “What we do is provide a more open platform for people to express skills and things they would want to do.”

Moonlighting on Thursday said it has raised $2.3 million to expand its service nationwide. Its investors include USA Today publisher Gannett, Chicago Tribune parent Tronc and the McClatchy Co.

Read more on The Wall Street Journal.


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