News Analyst at Muck Rack

Location: Remote, US
Salary: $14 Hourly
Benefits: Paid Vacation
| Full-time
Muck Rack

Title: News Analyst

Location: Remote

Job Description:

Muck Rack is the leading SaaS platform for public relations and communications professionals. Our mission is to enable organizations to build trust, tell their stories and demonstrate the unique value of earned media. Muck Rack’s Public Relations Management (PRM) platform enables organizations to build relationships with the media, manage crisis risk and demonstrate PR’s impact on business outcomes.

Founder controlled, fully distributed, and growing sustainably, Muck Rack has received several awards for its unparalleled culture and product from organizations like Inc., Quartz, G2, and BuiltIn. We value resilience, transparency, ownership, & customer devotion and infuse these values into everything we do.

We’re looking for a News Analyst to join our team and ensure our largest customers receive curated newsletters on a weekly or daily basis. Being successful on this team means sending timely newsletters or digests to our Enterprise customers, selecting coverage of interest based on predefined keywords and monitoring media trends related to customers’ business goals.

You’ll be a great fit for this role if you have a proven track record in media monitoring and reporting, with the ability to write editorial summaries and ensure timely delivery of customer-facing solutions.

What you’ll do:

  • Relevancy screening of traditional and social media content according to customer briefs
  • Writing article-level and story-level editorial summaries in English, in line with customer requirements and using Muck Rack’s platform
  • Writing executive media digests and insights related to our customers’ topics of interest
  • Meeting delivery deadlines on a daily and weekly basis
  • Implementing customer feedback in daily work
  • Ensuring that any risks to the timeliness and quality of the service are mitigated and reported to the relevant team members

How success will be measured in this role:

  • Timeliness and ability to consistently hit client deadlines daily
  • Solid understanding of Muck Rack’s monitoring and reporting tools
  • Ability to provide analysis to existing and potential customers on all aspects of their media reporting
  • Feedback from customers on newsletter deliverables

If the details below describe you, you could be a great fit for this role:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience, with at least 1 year of related experience in media research, media monitoring, summarization or media evaluation
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong editorial skills – writing English-to-English summaries
  • Great attention to detail

Interview Overview

Below you’ll find an outline of the interview plan for this role. Please note that this is what we expect the process to look like; we may ask you for supplemental information or require an additional step before making a final decision.

  • Hiring Manager Interview
  • Skills assessment (2 hours max)
  • Peer interview


The base salary for this role is $14-15 USD per hour.

Why Muck Rack?

Remote Work, Forever. We’re a fully distributed team and have pledged to remain that way forever. We offer employees a full home office setup, phone & internet reimbursement, and a monthly coworking membership. We build culture through virtual and in-person team bonding opportunities including team lunches, friendly competitions, and celebratory events!

Transparent Compensation. We offer competitive geo-neutral pay in the U.S. and review compensation at least once annually to ensure internal equity and alignment with the external market. Depending on the role, we offer either a standardized bonus program or attainable commission structure and an opportunity to earn equity in the company. All employees are eligible for our 401(k) plan* with employer contributions.

Health & Wellness*. Muck Rack provides comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance for employees and their families. We offer a high-deductible health plan with 100% premium coverage for individuals, as well as a range of other plan options. Our team also has access to 24/7 Virtual Care, an Employee Assistance Program, employer-funded HSA contributions, and other pre-tax benefits. Team members have access to a quarterly wellness stipend and a free Headspace subscription.

PTO and Family Benefits. Our team enjoys 4+ weeks of off-the-grid PTO, plus paid sick/mental health days, summer Fridays, and 13 paid holidays. In order to combat Zoom fatigue and allow for deep work without interruption, we have implemented “No Internal Meeting Fridays” year round. We also provide up to 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave.

Personal & Professional Development. We grow talent by creating internal pathways for advancement and promotion. Muck Rack conducts bi-annual performance reviews, hosts team-wide workshops, and offers management training and leadership training opportunities. We also provide unlimited subscriptions to L&D platforms including Coursera & O’Reilly, as well as 2 additional days of PTO to dedicate to learning and development.

Culture of Inclusion. We know that diverse perspectives breed innovation and help us better serve our customers. We are committed to ensuring employees feel their identities are valued and that people of all backgrounds and points of view are treated equitably.

Customer-First. Founder-controlled means we have the freedom to be nimble, highly collaborative and innovative, building forward-thinking products that enable 3,000+ companies around the world to build trust, tell their stories and demonstrate the unique value of earned media.

*These benefits are specific to US-based employees. In some, but not all, cases we are able to offer equivalent benefits to employees located outside of the United States.

While we are a fully distributed team, we do have limitations on where we can hire and maintain a list of acceptable working locations based on job function. If we are unable to hire in your current location for the role for which you applied, you will be notified via email. While we enjoy many benefits as a permanently distributed and remote company, we cannot always support relocation or extended travel and have guidelines in place to ensure compliant work away from your designated permanent residence.

If you’re excited about an opportunity at Muck Rack but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the requirements of the role outlined here, please don’t let it stop you from applying. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we want to hear from you. You may be a great fit for this role or another position on our team. We deliberately encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status to apply for positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and we’re committed to a fair and consistent interview process and candidate experience.


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