Full-time job covering Taylor Swift? Here’s how her Northern California show went

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USA Today and the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville are hiring reporters to cover Taylor Swift and Beyoncé full-time.

The job posts from the Gannett-owned media outlet for both stars quickly went viral Tuesday and Wednesday.

The journalists will focus on concerts, fans and the artists’ influence in the music industry. The pay ranges from $21.63 to $50.87 an hour for both remote gigs — that’s up to roughly $105,000 a year for a 40-hour workweek. International travel is expected, according to the want ad.

The company is looking for someone with at least five years’ experience in a digital-first newsroom.

Curious what it’s like to report on a superstar’s concert? The Sacramento Bee covered the July Taylor Swift concert in Santa Clara. Here’s a look inside:

Taylor Swift performed at Levi’s Stadium on July 28 and 29 in Santa Clara for her Eras Tour. See photos from her night-one concert:

Taylor Swift concert photos and videos from Santa Clara

Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara. It is one of two concerts she will perform at Levi’s Stadium as part of The Eras Tour. The next concert is tomorrow Saturday night.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara. It is one of two concerts she will perform at Levi’s Stadium as part of The Eras Tour. The next concert is tomorrow Saturday night.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Fans cheer at Levi’s Stadium during Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara. It is one of two concerts she will perform at Levi’s Stadium. The next concert is tomorrow Saturday night.
Fans cheer at Levi’s Stadium during Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara. It is one of two concerts she will perform at Levi’s Stadium. The next concert is tomorrow Saturday night.
Fans cheer at Levi’s Stadium during Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Fans cheer at Levi’s Stadium during Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.
Singer Taylor Swift performs at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Santa Clara, in the first of two concerts at the stadium.