Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, posted a job Wednesday seeking a reporter to focus on pop superstar Beyoncé.
The journalist must be legally eligible for employment in the United States, able to travel internationally and chronicle Beyoncé’s music, fashion, cultural and economic influence.
The 42-year-old Houston native, whose full name is Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, has sold more than 200 million records and scored eight No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She is married to rap superstar and man businessman Jay-Z, whose first name is Shawn Corey Carter. The Carters married in 2008 and have three children.
The job description is quite specific:
The impact of the superstar and international icon is felt across generations. She has been a force in everything from how the country views race to how women think about their partners. We are looking for an energetic and enterprising writer, capable of a text and video approach, capable of capturing Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s effect not only on the many industries in which she operates, but also on society.
This reporter will explain why the star’s influence continues to expand and what effect it is having on the world of music and business. The successful applicant will also leverage stories about the Beyhive, its protective fan base that propels the artist’s image and relevance.
We’re looking for a journalist with a voice – but without bias – who can quickly cultivate a national audience through intelligent content designed to meet readers on their terms. This reporter will chronicle the next big moments in Beyoncé’s career, from the end of her Renaissance tour and her billion-dollar sales to her next adventures and endeavors, bringing readers of USA TODAY, The Tennessean and more 200 local news sources an inside look. .
There are five dates left on Queen Bey’s Renaissance tour. After today’s show in Seattle, the tour will travel to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Kansas City on October 1 for the final night of the tour.
In July, Beyoncé’s 11 shows grossed $127.6 million; when the tour ends in Kansas City, it’s expected to top $500 million.
The tour supports the singer’s 2022 album “Renaissance,” which has sold more than 10 million copies. At the Grammy Awards on February 5, Beyoncé won five Grammy Awards, including one for best dance or electronic music. His five Grammy Awards gave him a total of 32, which is a record for any artist.
During the European part of the tour, Beyoncé had such an effect that Michael Grahnan economist at Danske Bank, said in an X post that the singer’s stop in Sweden was responsible for the kingdom’s unexpected 9.7 percent inflation rate in May.
Who rules the world? BEYONCE !
Michael Grahn, an economist at Danske Bank, said he believed Beyoncé had contributed to the rise in hotel rates. It may also have been behind the unexpected sharp rise in prices for leisure and culture, he said. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/yW789auoEc
– Tamohara Investment Managers (@tamoharainv) June 30, 2023
The economist then posted: “We expect this upside surprise to reverse in June, as hotel and ticket prices return to normal.” »
London newspaper The Sun reported a similar effect in the United Kingdom.
Beyoncé is reportedly planning to tour Brazil in 2024.
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