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 Right now and The Tennessean, shared particulars of its ‘Taylor Swift Reporter’ job on Tuesday (September 12).

Per the put up, the agency is in search of “an experienced, video-forward journalist to capture the music and cultural impact” of the ‘Midnights’ pop star. They’re required to have at the least 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 in search of an brisk author, photographer and social media professional who can quench an plain thirst for all issues Taylor Swift with a gentle 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 wherever within the US, apart from Alaska and Hawaii) or based mostly 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 possibly can see the complete listing of necessities and utility directions right here.

taylor swift on the 2023 mtv vmas. credit: getty

Invoice Cannon, USA Right now‘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 put up, he linked to an inventory for the same function titled ‘Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Reporter’. “If you thought we were stopping there, you’re wrong,” he stated. “Who’s ready to cover all things Beyoncé?”

The profitable candidate for the Beyoncé-specific job could 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 in the course of 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 function, and the hourly fee is once more between $21.63 to $50.87 (£17.31 to £40.71). You will discover additional data 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 night time. She additionally has the second-most general wins, coming in second to Beyoncé (who has a complete of 26 VMAs as a solo artist).

Whereas accumulating the trophy for Tune Of The 12 months (‘Anti-Hero’), Swift joked that she would proceed making music along 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. Not too long ago, footage emerged displaying 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.