Write for Muck Rack in 2019: We're looking for guest contributors!

Jan 03, 2019
Write for Muck Rack in 2019: We're looking for guest contributors!

It's that time again! Muck Rack is looking for guest contributors to write for the Muck Rack Blog.

In 2018, we published nearly 200 posts here on the Muck Rack blog -- and many of those posts came from guest contributors! 

What we're looking for

Muck Rack is looking for guest contributors who work in the fields of public relations or journalism. You should be a strong writer (that’s a given!), forward-thinking and understand new technology and social media.

We’re looking for fresh, practical and compelling posts from those who work in the communications field. Muck Rack posts are daring, smart and savvy; the content should demonstrate industry expertise and a deep understanding of the relationship between PR, journalism and social media. Whether it’s a post about a new social media trend, a how-to guide for PR pros or commentary on timely media news, Muck Rack is open to all kinds of content from media professionals.

We’re looking for content from professionals of all experience levels, so whether you’re a VP or fresh out of college, we’d love to hear from you.

Why should you write for Muck Rack?

Writing for Muck Rack has quite a few perks! Check them out:

  • Social media promotion through Muck Rack’s channels with a total following of more than more than 108,000 people across Facebook, Twitter (@muckrack and @MuckRackDaily), Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Inclusion in the popular Muck Rack Daily e-newsletter, distributed to more than 80,000 journalists, PR pros and media executives every weekday and every other Sunday.
  • A two-sentence bio at the end of your post with a link to your Muck Rack profile and 1-2 links to your own blog, website or social media accounts.

Muck Rack compensates verified journalists $75/post or offers a link in their bio within the submission.

How to pitch Muck Rack

First things first, do your homework! Be sure to familiarize yourself with Muck Rack before sending your pitch.

Bonus points if you create a Muck Rack profile (you’ll have to do this before your post goes live anyway) and upload some of your favorite articles or blog posts that you’ve written for either your own blog or someone else’s to your Muck Rack portfolio.

Then, read the blog. Take a look at our 18 most popular posts from 2018 to give you an idea of the kind of posts that work best for the Muck Rack audience.

Next, be sure to check out our submission guidelines -- we offer a lot more tips on how to write a post that we won't be able to resist publishing.

Now you're ready! Pitch your post idea to me (hi!) at jessica.lawlor@muckrack.com. Please allow 5-7 business days for a response to your pitch.

Have any questions? Ask us on Twitter. We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Curious to learn more about Muck Rack? We'd love to show you how it works!

Jessica Lawlor is the features editor for the Muck Rack blog and handles content initiatives and social media for Muck Rack.

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