Internet Broadcasting Partners with Ebyline to Automate Freelancer Workflow; New Publishers Add 300 Professional Freelancers to the Network
LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Internet Broadcasting and Los Angeles Times Media Group have teamed up with Ebyline (www.ebyline.com) to manage their freelancer transactions. Ebyline will add more than 300 freelancers to their pool of professional journalists through these partnerships.
“At the core of Internet Broadcasting’s success is building engaging online experiences and doing it in a cost effective way. As soon as we met Ebyline and saw their platform for managing freelancers, we knew that it would be a great fit for us and our partners,” said Jeff Kimball, Chief Operating Officer of IB. “Ebyline has made our relationships with our freelancers far more efficient and allowed us to expand the depth of the content we provide to our local media customers.”
Ebyline is an online platform that helps publications more efficiently and economically manage freelancers and content syndication. Ebyline’s virtual newsroom environment automates freelancer administration including assignment and pitch flow, tax management and electronic payment processing. Ebyline also introduces incremental revenue opportunities through its marketplace product, a platform designed to facilitate the a la carte sale of news content directly to other publishers.
For freelancers, Ebyline’s online platform also lets writers “self-syndicate,” giving them the ability to pitch, sell finished work to news organizations and negotiate fees with publishers. Ebyline is for professional journalists only – freelancers must have a track record in the business in order to gain access.
“We’ve removed the fixed cost structure associated with the management of freelancers to facilitate the creation and procurement of quality content,” Ebyline CEO Bill Momary says. “This is a win-win for both freelancers and editors.”
Ebyline (www.ebyline.com) is a content exchange for news publishers and professional journalists, creating an alternative model dedicated to preserving high-quality reporting. The marketplace and underlying technology platform enable those who produce news content and those who publish it to do business with each other, buying and selling news on an á la carte basis using a secure online platform that is a fully functional marketplace and manages all administrative tasks – freeing up time and budgets on both sides to dedicate more resources to quality journalism. Ebyline’s partners include E.W. Scripps, Internet Broadcasting, Los Angeles Times Media Group, The Sacramento Bee, Variety, ProPublica, and more. Ebyline is based in Los Angeles.
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