Gannett introduced Wednesday it will additionally rent a reporter devoted to overlaying Beyonce. The corporate says it is on the lookout for a author who’s “able to a textual content and video-forward strategy, who can seize Beyonce Knowles-Carter’s impact not solely on the various industries through which she operates, but additionally on society.”
On-line criticism of those new roles come partially due to main layoffs at Gannett, the place the workforce has shrunk 47 per cent within the final three years resulting from layoffs and attrition, in keeping with the NewsGuild. At some newspapers, the union mentioned the headcount has fallen by as a lot as 90 per cent. Final 12 months alone, Gannett lower about 6 per cent of its roughly 3,440-person US media division.
Some journalists criticized the listings for presenting superfan behaviour as a full-time journalism job, particularly as job alternatives shrink and music journalists are paid low wages. And that’s compounded by the existential crises of the job, which is beholden to music streaming, algorithms and clicks.
Each of the Gannett positions require 5 years of journalism expertise working in a digital-first newsroom and the flexibility to journey internationally. The hourly charges for these roles is listed in a spread of US$21.63 (S$29.40) and US$50.87.
Omise’eke Tinsley, educational and creator of Beyonce In Formation: Remixing Black Feminism, says one of these function makes area for extra optimistic tales about Black ladies.