Thousands of journalists have requested to be included on Muck Rack, and hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times and AP have shared their lists of journalists with Muck Rack. All journalists listed in our directory by publication and bear are vetted by Muck Rack’s editors, who also proactively search the social web for journalists.
Muck Rack includes journalists from all over the world. Any journalist can create a Journalist Profile and Portfolio, but we currently only list English-speaking journalists in our directory.
There are many reasons to join Muck Rack, though in short, it is a great way to connect with fellow journalists, to showcase your portfolio, advance your career and keep informed about trending topics being covered on a daily basis. Find out more and sign up, it only takes a few minutes.
Yes, thousands of freelancers are already part of the Muck Rack community. Create a Muck Rack Profile to get started and add article from all the publications you’ve worked for to your portfolio.
Muck Rack is completely free for journalists. We make money by charging people who want to reach journalists to use Muck Rack Pro's search and monitoring features.
After logging into Muck Rack, go to Edit Profile and click “Switch accounts”.
Go to your portfolio management page, then click "edit" on the portfolio item in question. On that screen you'll see you can either replace or remove the image.
Simply put, the free version of Muck Rack is great for keeping up with what journalists are talking about in general, while Muck Rack Pro is a powerful tool for finding which journalists are the right ones to pitch on your business.
Every Muck Rack account can:
Muck Rack Pro accounts let you:
You can view pricing plans and sign up for Muck Rack Pro here: http://muckrack.com/plans
Muck Rack indexes all the social media data and articles shared by journalists along with our own data. You can search Muck Rack’s database 10 different ways and filter it in many more ways:
While Twitter Search is an amazing resource, Muck Rack’s search goes much deeper for finding journalists. Muck Rack filters out tweets from non-journalists and indexes the links that journalists share. If a journalist even tweets a link to an article mentioning your keyword, we can draw the connection for you.
Muck Rack is a new type of media discovery, meant to be used in addition to or independent of traditional media databases. Rather than just searching journalists by their beat, Muck Rack allows you to find journalists based on their up-to-the-minute tweets and social media activity. You can export media lists from Muck Rack and merge them with your media lists from other media databases, however we encourage you to customize each pitch you send based on what you learn about a journalist from Muck Rack.
Yes, Muck Rack does not require a long-term contract. If you decide you don’t like Muck Rack within the first 30 days simply let us know and we’ll refund all of your money. After that you can cancel your account and you won’t be charged again after that month’s term.
We provide access to journalists' social media profiles in addition to information in their Twitter biographies, which can often include other means of communication such as email addresses, personal websites, and phone numbers.
We are also in the process of testing an internal pitching system on our site, by which you can write a brief, targeted pitch to journalists on topics that they want to be pitched on. This feature is still being tested, and therefore not all of our 10,000+ journalists have this feature enabled on their profile page. Read more about pitching on Muck Rack.
Our Intro plan is $99 per month and our Standard plan is $199 per month, and we are offering a 10% discount on all plans if you sign up for a yearly account. You can read about all of our plans here: http://muckrack.com/plans
Muck Rack alerts provide more updated coverage for journalist mentions since it covers both tweets and linked articles in tweets. With a Google alert, you need to wait for a story to be published before the alert is triggered. The lag between receiving a Muck Rack alert and a Google alert can be all the difference in the world. Muck Rack alerts are more actionable by allowing you to receive news about your industry ahead of your competitors and contribute to a relevant story ahead of its publication.
Muck Rack Pro’s diverse client base includes large Fortune 500 companies, PR firms, startups, and any company or person looking to connect with journalists. Muck Rack Pro helps serve the PR and social media needs of companies of all sizes and lines of businesses.
We do not differentiate our plans based on our clients’ businesses. We feel that our cheapest plan ($99/mo. or $89/mo. on 1 year commitment) is well-priced compared to other PR tools. We try to keep the subscription rate fair for everyone rather than up-charge select clients.