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How Group Nine Media leveraged Kalo to manage, scale and pay their 2,000 strong contributor network

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Freelancers are essential to Group Nine Media’s worldwide publishing operation. Onboarding, managing, and paying freelancers was consuming countless hours, causing frustration and pulling employees away from their core work. Learn how Kalo’s all-in-one freelancer management platform streamlined their processes and fueled their rapid growth.

“Kalo’s onboarding is great because there's no wait time between when a freelancer is brought onto the system and when they can start working for us. That speed is invaluable because when a story breaks, we can get a freelancer on the ground as soon as we hear about it.”

– Dave Ugelow, VP, Business Affairs

Reduction in freelancer onboarding time
Faster delivery of freelancer payments
Reduction in administrative time

The Company

Group Nine Media is one of the most influential digital media companies. They encompasses four networks: Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, and Seeker. With news breaking at a moment’s notice, they rely on a network of over 1,500 freelancers to help the company develop and produce cutting-edge content all over the world.


Group Nine Media worked with thousands of freelancers spread across the globe. They found it difficult to reliably track onboarding documents, assign tasks, and pay their freelancers.


Kalo allows Group Nine to keep all records in one place while ensuring they stay compliant with applicable laws and regulations. Kalo has streamlined the way they work with freelancers, the company has seen a 22% reduction in time spent on the administrative tasks around freelancer management.

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