For more than 20 years, Jeff Koyen worked as a freelance journalist, travel writer and full-time editor in publishing environments large and small, traditional and digital. After serving as associate editor of The Prague Pill, he returned to the U.S. as editor-in-chief of New York Press, where he worked from 2003 to 2005. When that job ended, he backpacked around the world for several years, filing stories with The New York Times, The Guardian, Wired.com, Maxim UK and others. In between jaunts to Bangladesh, Pakistan and other far-flung locales, he accepted deputy editor jobs with Travel + Leisure and Forbes Traveler.
To the surprise of many, Jeff is actually a lifelong geek who’s been online since the early 80s. After his parents tricked him into buying an Atari 800 over a moped, he programmed and sysop’d a highly illegal “warez” BBS out of his bedroom (powered by a single floppy drive and a 300-baud modem). In 1994, his award-winning independent magazine, Crank, was among the very first print publications to be offered online for free via Usenet, FTP and email. On 1/1/1, he launched 100 Words, whose members have since published millions of words from dozens of countries around the world.
Jeff is proud to offer Assignmint to his fellow writers and editors who have struggled for years — if not decades — with outdated and inconsistent procedures, systems and software. Once the writers and editors are covered, he looks forward to expanding Assignmint’s services to other creative professionals and freelancers.
|Oct 26, 2015||New York Observer - Will the Real Yelp for Journalists Please Stand Up?|
|Apr 9, 2012||msnbc.msn.com - Scarborough Country|
|Mar 7, 2005||Fast Company - Take This Job and Shove It!|