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article imageMedia startup Assignmint adds journalist Maer Roshan to Board Special

By Eleanor Wall     Aug 16, 2013 in Technology
Journalism startup Assignmint today announced the addition of veteran journalist Maer Roshan to their Board of Directors. The announcement of Roshan's addition comes just as Assignmint launches the private beta version of their software for enterprise.
The writer side version of Assignmint's software for freelance journalists has been in beta testing since February 2013 (over 1500 freelance writers currently registered as beta testers). Today's announcement marks the private beta launch of Assignmint's tools for publishers. Assignmint's software offers writers, editors, and publishers a one-stop-shop for the entire writing cycle. Writers can currently add their contacts, pitch their editors, have pitches approved, manage editorial calendars, and track writing expenses via Assignmint. With this private beta launch, editorial payments can be completed inside the platform. From invoice submission to payment processing, all transactions are seamlessly integrated via Assignmint. The software is free to use for writers. Publishers will pay a small fee per payment processed. In the coming months, platform additions will include options like shared editorial calendars and deadline reminders.
Assignmint was founded by Jeff Koyen (New York Press, Travel + Leisure, Forbes Traveler) in 2012. Along with lead investor John Caulkins, Assignment counts Clark Landry (SHIFT, Tagworld), Mike Panesis (WaterR8), and Jeremy Reed (Centerfield Media) as trusted advisers. Roshan brings a wealth of publishing experience to the Assignmint board. From founding Radar Magazine (now RadarOnline) to authoring Courtney Comes Clean, Roshan is well known in the publishing industry. His background includes stints as Deputy Editor at New York Magazine, Editorial Director at Talk Magazine, and Editor in Chief at NYQ/QW. According to Koyen, Adding Maer to our Board of Directors is nothing less than a validation of Assignmint's mission. He's not just a world-class journalist, but also a shrewd entrepreneur and astute cultural critic. It's a watershed moment for Assignmint.
Roshan's addition to the Assignmint board is just the latest in a string of positive moves for this Venice Beach based startup. Already profiled in the New York Times, this is definitely a startup on the move.
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