The most important newspaper chain within the US is promoting two new reporting roles devoted to Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, respectively.

Gannett, the media firm behind USA As we speak and The Tennessean, shared particulars of its ‘Taylor Swift Reporter’ job on Tuesday (September 12).

Per the publish, the agency is searching for “an experienced, video-forward journalist to capture the music and cultural impact” of the ‘Midnights’ pop star. They’re required to have not less than 5 years of expertise working in a digital-first newsroom.

“Swift’s fanbase has grown to unprecedented heights, and so has the significance of her music and growing legacy,” it provides.

“We’re searching for an lively author, photographer and social media professional who can quench an simple thirst for all issues Taylor Swift with a gradual stream of content material throughout a number of platforms.

“Seeing both the facts and the fury, the Taylor Swift reporter will identify why the pop star’s influence only expands, what her fanbase stands for in pop culture, and the effect she has across the music and business worlds. ”

Gannett goes on to state that the profitable candidate will likely be “a driven, creative and energetic journalist” who’s able to capturing the “excitement” surrounding the singer’s ‘Eras Tour’ and the upcoming launch of ‘1989 (Taylor’s Model)’.

Moreover, they’ll want to have the ability to present “thoughtful analysis of her music and career” by their reporting.

The place can both be distant (from anyplace within the US, aside from Alaska and Hawaii) or primarily based at Gannett’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia. “If you live near one of our local newsrooms, you may have the option to use that as a base of operations,” the itemizing states.

Gannett says that the journalist “must be willing (and legally allowed) to travel internationally” too.

The hourly fee will likely be between $21.63 to $50.87 (£17.31 to £40.71). You may see the total record of necessities and software directions right here.

taylor swift on the 2023 mtv vmas. credit: getty

Invoice Cannon, USA As we speak‘s director of innovation and experimentation, wrote on X (fka Twitter): “We listen to our readers and they can’t get enough of Taylor Swift. So, yes, we really are looking for a Taylor Swift reporter.”

In a follow-up publish, he linked to an inventory for the same position titled ‘Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Reporter’. “If you thought we were stopping there, you’re wrong,” he mentioned. “Who’s ready to cover all things Beyoncé?”

The profitable candidate for the Beyoncé-specific job can have a “text and video-forward approach” and be able to capturing the singer’s “effect not only on the many industries in which she operates, but also on society.”.

“This reporter will identify why the star’s influence continues to expand and the effect it is having on the music and business worlds,” the itemizing provides.

“The successful candidate also will tap into stories about the Beyhive, her protective fanbase that propels the image and relevance of the artist. ”


Beyoncé performs onstage through the ‘Renaissance’ tour at MetLife Stadium on July 29, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood

The opposite necessities are largely the identical as for the Swift position, and the hourly fee is once more between $21.63 to $50.87 (£17.31 to £40.71). You could find additional info right here.

Swift bagged a history-making 9 awards at this week’s 2023 MTV VMAs, tying for essentially the most wins in a single evening. She additionally has the second-most total wins, coming in second to Beyoncé (who has a complete of 26 VMAs as a solo artist).

Whereas amassing the trophy for Tune Of The 12 months (‘Anti-Hero’), Swift joked that she would proceed making music together with her frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff “till 2089”. “The math doesn’t math,” she added.

Beyoncé, in the meantime, is at present out on the North American leg of her ‘Renaissance’ world tour in help of her 2022 album of the identical title. Just lately, footage emerged exhibiting two of her backing dancers confronting a fan who tried to throw an object onstage.

In different information, Beyoncé celebrated her forty second birthday final week by bringing out each Kendrick Lamar and Diana Ross throughout a present in Los Angeles.