Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Reporter
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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Reporter
USA TODAY and The Tennessean/tennessean.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, are seeking a reporter to chronicle the music, fashion, cultural and economic influence of Beyoncé.
The international superstar and icon’s impact 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-forward approach, who can capture Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’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 successful candidate also will tap into stories about the Beyhive, her protective fanbase that propels the image and relevance of the artist.
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 next big moments of Beyoncé’s career, from the end of her Renaissance tour and its $1 billion in sales to her next ventures and endeavors, offering readers of USA TODAY, The Tennessean and more than 200 local news sources an inside view.
This journalist must be willing (and legally allowed) to travel internationally.
This position is remote and can be based anywhere in the US, except for Alaska and Hawaii or based at our headquarters in McLean, VA. If you live near one of our local newsrooms, you may have the option to use that as a base of operations.
- Bachelor's or master’s in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least five years of journalism experience working in a digital-first newsroom.
- Proven success in creating relevant, shareable stories that serve a loyal audience.
- A nose for finding interesting stories that take readers beyond what’s trending to highlight intriguing subjects with sophisticated and succinct storytelling.
- A commitment to experimentation with purpose in the search for creative ways to bring the biggest national stories to readers in fresh and relevant ways, no matter where they find our coverage.
- The ability to work collaboratively with a nationwide team of reporters, editors, photographers and producers to tell meaningful stories that serve specific audiences.
- A clear and concise writing style.
- A thorough understanding of metrics and how to use data to understand audience behavior and to inform coverage decisions.
- Firm command of AP Style.
- Willingness to travel extensively.
- Ability to report in more than one language preferred.
- This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
- Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record check & drug screen.
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
- Your written resume – one to two pages.
- A video cover letter that tells us via video why you are great for this role.
- Links to 4-8 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.
- Job Family Media
- Job Function Content Production
- Pay Type Hourly
- Required Education Equivalent Experience
- United States