Moonlighting and Local Media Consortium Announce Strategic Partnership

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Collaboration Brings Sharing Economy to More Local Markets

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Our partnership with Moonlighting will allow our local media member companies to build on their legacy of supporting small business and providing useful, important information to consumers, said Rusty Coats, Executive Director of the LCM

Today, Moonlighting, the nationwide on-demand job platform, announced a strategic partnership with the Local Media Consortium (LMC). Through this nationwide alliance of leading local media outlets, Moonlighting will introduce new promotional tools to empower freelancers and small businesses worldwide.

Moonlighting is a one-stop, end-to-end solution that allows users to hire or be hired instantly in the burgeoning “gig” economy. Moonlighting solves the two biggest challenges facing 1099 workers: finding new customers and getting paid quickly. From discoverability to invoicing and payment, Moonlighting's comprehensive platform provides the tools to run businesses from anywhere.

More than 70 local media companies are LMC members, such as Cox Media, Digital First Media, The E.W. Scripps Company, Journal Media Group, Lee Enterprises, The McClatchy Co., Newsday, and Star Tribune Media Company. In all the Local Media Consortium includes more than 1,650 individual publications and has an aggregate audience footprint of 470 million monthly unique visitors.

"Our partnership with Moonlighting will allow our local media member companies to build on their legacy of supporting small business and providing useful, important information to consumers. We're excited to be working with this groundbreaking, mobile-first app," said Rusty Coats, Executive Director of the Local Media Consortium.

Through the partnership, Moonlighting will be introducing two new services: Pro and Boost, to help workers and hirers easily navigate the complex landscape of 1099 employment. The “Pro” package helps freelancers, contractors and small businesses promote their unique skills, get hired, send invoices and get paid quickly. The “Boost” package helps hirers easily locate, vet, hire and pay on-demand workers for a wide range of short- and long-term projects. Both services open the door to everyone, everywhere to participate in the fast-growing gig economy.

"Local media companies have built trusted, long-term relationships with their audiences for over 100 years, and know how to help individuals and businesses succeed through media," says Jeff Tennery, CEO and founder of Moonlighting. "By introducing Moonlighting's on-demand marketplace to millions of people nationwide, it shows their commitment to helping commerce grow in their communities and improve employment for the greater good of the economy."

About Moonlighting
Moonlighting is the first mobile, on-demand solution that empowers everyone to earn extra money and get tasks done instantly. Moonlighting creates a virtual marketplace for individuals and small businesses to hire or be hired right from their mobile device. Through the Moonlighting platform, users eliminate anonymity by posting jobs and sharing their favorite hires within their trusted social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). Moonlighting's mobile technology allows users to also make more intelligent and better-informed hiring decisions all 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 gig economy. Moonlighting is a privately held company based in Charlottesville, VA. For more information about Moonlighting, please visit http://www.moonlightingapp.com.

About the Local Media Consortium
The Local Media Consortium is a strategic partnership of leading local media companies representing more than 1,600 newspapers and television stations in the best markets in the nation. More information about the Local Media Consortium, including a full list of member companies, is available at http://www.localmediaconsortium.com.

Moonlighting Contact:
Jeff Tennery
Founder & CEO
(434) 760-0921
jeff(at)moonlightingapp(dot)com

Local Media Consortium Contact:
Rusty Coats, Executive Director
(813) 277-8959
rusty(at)coats2coats(dot)com

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