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Help and FAQs

How much does it cost to be listed?

Nothing, all our services for journalists are completely free of charge.


Why would I want to be listed?

To make your details available to editors who may want to commission you for features or news, and to make sure PRs have the information about you that you want them to see.


Who can see my information?

There are two sets of people who can access the JournalistDirectory:

  • Editors, who are looking for journalists to commission for an article or to hire for a permanent position, can see and search each journalist's biography and specialist areas and types of work undertaken. They can't see your contact details, however, and must contact you via a form on the site. This is emailed to you so that you can choose to respond or not.
  • PRs who have taken a subscription to the JournalistDirectory can see, search and download each journalist's biography, specialist areas, and types of work undertaken. However if you want to you can choose to hide all your contact details from them so that you can't be contacted through us by PRs.

Why would I want PRs to see my details?

So that they can invite you to appropriate events like press conferences, launches and trips, or send you information relevant to the work you do. You can give as much detail as you like, to help make sure they contact you only when it is relevant.


What should I include in my listing?

As much or as little information as you feel comfortable with commissioning editors and subscribing PRs having access to. However, remember that most searches will be by category, or keyword, so to ensure you come up in the right searches, give as much detail as possible with relevant keywords that reflect your experience, the work you’re doing now, and any sectors or work you would like to move in to. Imagine it’s like your own web page or website and keep it up to date appropriately.


How do I make sure my listing isn't out of date?

When you create a new entry in the JournalistDirectory you will choose your own username and password so you can update your details whenever you like. Unless you tell us otherwise, we'll send you a reminder email once every two months in case you forget.