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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: Beyoncé accepts Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for “Renaissance” onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Are you a writer who loves Beyoncè? Well, USA Today has a job opening that might be of interest to you. USA Today posted the job listing on LinkedIn. The listing asks for a reporter to “identify why the star’s influence continues to expand and the effect it is having on the music and business worlds. ” It further says, “The successful candidate also will tap into stories about the Beyhive, her protective fanbase that propels the image and relevance of the artist.”

As for geographic requirements, the job position is remote, and you can work from anywhere in the United States except for Alaska and Hawaii. If you prefer an in-person work environment and live near any of the local newsrooms that is also an option. The reporter must also be willing (and legally allowed) to travel internationally.

RELATED: Beyoncé: 15 of Her Iconic Outfits From The 'Renaissance Tour'

To apply, USA Today requires you to 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 what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

They’ve also listed the pay which will be based on the reporter’s previous experience but will range between $21.63 and $50.87 per hour.

For more information about the job listing, click here.

Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour kicked off in May. The tour went to Paris, Stockholm, London, and more before coming to the United States. She has since hit cities including Boston, Chicago, Miami, New Jersey, and more. This is Beyonce’s first tour since her 2018 On The Run II Tour with Jay-Z for their album Everything Is Love. It is also her first solo tour since 2016, when she toured for Lemonade.

Beyoncé: The Best Viral Moments From Her 'Renaissance Tour' (So Far)

  • Blue Ivy Joins Beyoncé On Stage

    It was a huge surprise when Blue Ivy joined Beyoncé on stage for the first time during the Renaissance Tour back in May. She showed off her dancing skills as Beyoncé performed “My Power” and “Black Parade” during the Paris tour stop. After her performance, Beyoncé took to Instagram to share how proud she was of her daughter.

    “My beautiful first born [prayer emoji] I’m so proud and thankful to be your mama,” she captioned the post. “You bring us so much joy, my sweet angel.”

    This was not the first time Blue Ivy has joined her mother on stage. For Beyoncé’s Dubai performance, they sang “Brown Skin Girl,” which is from Beyoncé’s 2019 Lion King companion album. “Brown Skin Girl” won Best Music Video at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Blue made an appearance in the visual and is credited as a songwriter and contributed vocals to the record. She won her first Grammy for the song and became the second youngest at age nine to win the award.

    Take a look at a recent video of Blue Ivy dancing with Beyoncé below:

  • Donald Glover's Swarm "Shade"?

    beyonce, Donald Glover

    (Photo by Chris Graythen/Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Some fans were convinced that Beyoncé shaded Donald Glover’s Amazon Prime series Swarm when she was performing the Renaissance track “America Has a Problem.” She shouts to the crowd, “Swarm on these hands, n—-!”

    The series, which features Dominique Fishback and her mentee Chlöe Bailey, is about the extreme fandom and how it leads Fishback’s character (Andrea) to commit violent acts due to an obsession with a pop star (that is supposed to resemble Beyoncé). The series came out shortly before Beyoncé hit the road.

    However, it could also just be a coincidence that Beyoncé used the word “swarm” and did not call out the series since she is dressed in a bee-inspired stage costume. The “shade” was never addressed by either party publicly.

    Take a look at the moment here.

  • Beyoncé Seemingly Responds To Erykah Badu & Fans Believe She Threw Shade At Lizzo

    Erykah Badu pointed out that she and Beyoncé wore similar hats on their tours. “Hmm. I guess I’m everyone’s stylist. My favorite chrome mirror hat,” the “Better Call Tyrone” singer captioned a side-by-side photo of she and Beyoncé wearing the hats.

    She additionally went into Beyoncé’s comments writing, “I’m flattered.”

    The Renaissance creator responded by shouting her out in the “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix),” she typically sings “Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl.” However, during the Boston performance, she just sang “Badu, Badu, Badu, Badu.”

    Fans believed she was responding to Badu’s shady comment but also in the same breath shading Lizzo due to her recent harassment allegations by her former tour dancers.

    Take a look at the moment below:

  • Beyoncé reveals sex of couple's baby

    Beyoncé was able to make a couple’s day when she was asked to reveal the sex of their unborn child during her Germany tour stop. A backup dancer handed Beyoncé a small white envelope with a red heart sticker.

    “I’ve seen this sign that says do my gender reveal, I just want to do this right,” Beyoncé said before being handed the envelope.

    “Girls,” she told the crowd making a nod to her song 2011 hit “Run the World,” but the envelope read singular “Girl.”

    “Congratulations,” the “Cuff It” singer said. “Congratulations beautiful. God bless you.”

    Take a look at the moment below:

  • Mute Challenge

    The tour announcement came seven months after the release of Renaissance in 2022 so everyone had time to memorize the lyrics if they wanted to attend a show. So, it should not have come to a surprise when “Energy” is performed and Beyoncé sings “Big wave in the room, the crowd gon’ move/Look around everybody on mute,” the audience is supposed to go silent. After a few fails, the audience at her tour stops got the hang of it and during Beyoncé’s pause they were able to get it together.

    Take a look at Vegas’ “mute challenge” below:

  • "You are the visuals baby"

    Beyonce Performs at The Staples Center

    (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Beyoncé is known for her visual albums and it is no secret that the Beyhive has wanted a visual component alongside Beyoncé’s Renaissance. However, we’ve never gotten a direct response until now. During her Kentucky tour stop in July, she gave fans an answer. The singer responded, “You are the visuals baby” in a now-viral clip.

    Take a look at the clip here.

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