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USA Today Hiring 'Taylor Swift Reporter'

USA Today and The Tennesseean are looking to hire a “Taylor Swift reporter.”

The job listing was posted by USA Today’s parent company, Gannett, and says they seek “an experienced, video-forward journalist to capture the music and cultural impact of Taylor Swift.”

“Swift’s fanbase has grown to unprecedented heights, and so has the significance of her music and growing legacy,” the listing continues. “We are looking for an energetic writer, photographer and social media pro who can quench an undeniable thirst for all things Taylor Swift with a steady stream of content across multiple 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.”

The ad explains that an ideal candidate should be a “driven, creative and energetic journalist able to capture the excitement around Swift’s ongoing tour and upcoming album release, while also providing thoughtful analysis of her music and career.”

We are looking for a journalist with a voice — but not a bias — able to quickly cultivate a national audience through smart content designed to meet readers on their terms. This reporter will chronicle the biggest moments on the next portions of Taylor Swift’s tour, offering readers of USA TODAY, The Tennessean and more than 200 local news sources an inside view.

The job requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least five years of journalism experience working in a digital-first newsroom.

Applicants must send their resume, a video cover letter, and links to samples of their work.

The hourly rate for this role will range between $21.63 and $50.87, according to the job listing. “ Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable,” the ad continues.

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