This Occurred: US Information Outlet Posts Job Advert For Taylor Swift Reporter

Taylor Swift on the MTV Video Music Awards. (Picture courtesy: AFP)

Many music reporters cross their days immersed within the phenomenon that’s Taylor Swift, however one US information outlet mentioned Tuesday it is hiring a journalist devoted solely to the pop titan. Gannett’s profession web site now features a job submit looking for a “Taylor Swift reporter” for the Tennessean and USA In the present day retailers.

“The profitable candidate is a pushed, artistic and energetic journalist in a position to seize the joy round Swift’s ongoing tour and upcoming album launch, whereas additionally offering considerate evaluation of her music and profession,” the submit mentioned.

“We’re on the lookout for a journalist with a voice however not a bias in a position to shortly domesticate a nationwide viewers via good content material designed to satisfy readers on their phrases. This reporter will chronicle the largest moments on the subsequent parts of Taylor Swift’s tour, providing readers of USA TODAY, The Tennessean and greater than 200 native information sources an inside view.”

Gannett – which owns the nationwide newspaper USA In the present day in addition to many native newspapers – has slashed jobs repeatedly over the previous a number of years throughout native markets. In December it laid off six p.c of its information division.

Now it is looking for an “skilled” and “video-forward” journalist who can also be “an lively author, photographer and social media professional” to cowl Swift – and Swift alone.

The wage vary is huge – between $21.63 and $50.87 per hour — and requires worldwide journey.

The vastly common Swift, 33, is anticipated to set a file for the primary billion-dollar tour because of her career-spanning Eras Tour. Together with a number of new albums lately she has been re-recording her earlier work to resounding success.

Nonetheless, it is uncommon for an outlet to dedicate a reporter to 1 character, notably if they don’t seem to be a senior authorities official or head of state.

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