I have been tasked to

I was tasked to write the editor’s message for our magazine.

Should it be “I have been tasked to” or should it be another phrase instead?



I have been commissioned to write the editorial for our magazine. However, being commissioned to do something is different to being asked to do something.

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I think the differences in @Torsten’s suggestions depend on whether you are a volunteer or an employee.
Other possibilities could include “asked”, “invited” or “assigned”


In some countries you probably should also add ‘forced’.


To me, yes, it should be I have been tasked.
But as it takes a gerundial construction (writing), the sentence would sound better this way:
I was tasked with writing the editor’s message for our magazine.
As you use the verb ‘task’, your work does not sound voluntary.
It’s an assignment as part of your duty.


I was tasked with writing
I have been tasked with writing
I will be tasked with writing

All are OK. It depends on which tense you want to use.

As for the choice of words, in the US ‘task’ is less commonly used. ‘Asked’ is probably the most common, especially in an office setting.

This is about tone. In the US, the relationship between employer and employee is very casual and friendly. The word ‘ask’ is most often used because it keeps it casual and polite. The word ‘told’ has more of a dictatorial tone. The word ‘tasked’ does not carry much tone, but it does sound slightly more formal.

Asked (to)
Assigned (with)
Told (to)
Tasked (with)
Invited (to)

You can also combine given/assigned with tasked.
I was given the task
I was assiged the task

Keep in mind that the tone is important. This will largely depend on the local culture and customs, along with the relationship between the people.