Your time is precious. An editor who manages six writers recently told us: “we’re on Slack but it would be so much faster if Camayak had its own real-time chat option”.
Now it does.
It all started with a community college in Torrance, California.
“Oh, so you’re not a CMS?” Kate McLaughlin – the adviser to the student media department at El Camino College asked. “I think I get what you’re saying. You’re just workflow, right? That could actually be really helpful”.
Today we’re announcing a new partnership with Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual communications, which gives Camayak users direct access to over 50 million images for non-commercial use in any of their assignments.
We’ve all been there. It’s almost midnight and you’re still only halfway through copy-and-pasting all your new content from one platform to another. If only you could schedule and publish everything for multiple places in one, easy go. With Camayak, now you can.
We’re delighted to announce that our beta content API is now available for testing. To get started, simply let us know that you want the content API option activated on your Camayak account. From there you can check out our documentation and get started! If you don’t already have a Camayak organization to test with, let us know and we’ll set you up right away.
Editorial workflow has become a more popular focus area for publishers looking for opportunities to redefine themselves. At Camayak we started with the question: “what if we could make it easier for newsrooms to coordinate their daily tasks and use their own collaboration data to help them become more sophisticated?”. This week we’re taking a big step towards outlining our vision of how such digitally-conscious newsroom can thrive, by launching Camayak portfolios for all our users.
One of the features that we’ve been really looking forward to adding to Camayak is a better way to give feedback on specific parts of assignments. After working closely with a number of editors and contributors, we’re excited to announce the release of our very own in-line comments.
This week we’re excited to announce two new features that will dramatically improve how teams communicate within Camayak.
Dashboard activity feed
Each staff member will now be able to see a constantly updated feed of all the important activity happening in the desks they belong to. This will include: comments on assignments, new pitches, photos that are being uploaded to assignments, first-draft submissions, approved assignments and more.
Assignment activity feed
You’ll now be able to review the entire history of all the important activity that’s occurred on and around an assignment, including: editor participation, photo uploads, new connected assignments and more.
As the new school year approaches, many of our clients have been extremely helpful in advising which new features they’d like to see in Camayak, to help them do their jobs more effectively, throughout their busy production weeks. Here are three things we introduced today, as a result of that feedback.
After over 12 months of development, working with multiple potential customers, Camayak's first beta launched in June of 2012.
At launch, we onboarded our initial cohort of 12 journalism organizations and over 250 journalist, photographers, editors and academic advisors.
We created Camayak to fulfill the needs we discovered when launching our own online publication. We couldn't find the tools we needed to manage a large group of remote journalists and writers, and from that came Camayak