Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Media: Gannett Wants To Hire A Full-Time Taylor Swift Journalist

From the Daily Beast, September 12:

Gannett Seeks a ‘Taylor Swift’ Journalist After Massive Local Layoffs
The chance to report on Taylor Swift full-time just debuted.

Millions of Americans encounter the immovable force [sic] that is Taylor Swift on a daily basis, whether through her record-breaking tour, her plethora of Billboard-charting albums, or while in the fever-dream high that is her late-surging single “Cruel Summer.”

For a Gannett reporter, it will be their full-time job.

USA TODAY and The Tennessean, a member of Gannett’s USA TODAY Network, are hiring a full-time “Taylor Swift Reporter,” according to a job listing posted on Tuesday. The role, which seeks a “video-forward” reporter with five years of experience, would cover Swift’s fanbase and her effect on pop culture as she embarks on the next stage of her Eras Tour. As such, the reporter must be willing to travel internationally, according to the listing.

The listing comes as Gannett has repeatedly slashed jobs in local news markets across the last two years, most recently laying off six percent of its news division in December. It has also seen an exodus of news leaders, with eight top editors or executives leaving various roles in the first half of this year, according to a Poynter analysis.

“The successful candidate is 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,” the listing read....


"...immovable force..."? 

Perhaps not up to speed with the work of this Newton chap:

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (MS/69)

Or perhaps far ahead of pseudo-scholar dilettantes:

Or maybe it's just a flex to get a leg up on the Taylor Swift gig.