MTV Wants a Twitter Jockey -- Guess How Much They’re Paying!

MTV TwitterI feel so old. Most of us can remember when MTV coined the term "video jockey" and personalities such as Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman guided us through '80s hair band music and our favorite pop hits.

Alas, a new generation has been born -- they are now on the hunt for a TJ (Twitter Jockey).


The network has identified 18 potential candidates (I wonder if their resume had to be 140 characters or less?) and is asking its audience to find two more. The 20 hopefuls will compete in a series of online challenges this summer designed to reveal their personalities and demonstrate how they connect with Twitter followers.

Five finalists will ultimately compete on a live show on August 8, when fans will pick who gets the new job.

The TJ will earn a six-figure salary, $100,000 to be exact (what?! Six figures to write @'s and #'s?) and be expected to have both an online and offline personality, attend events (aka partying), and appear on-air every so often.

I think it's brilliant on MTV's part since Twitter is practically the pulse of pop culture and news -- social media is where it's at. Ooo, I can already hear a new song coming ... Twitter killed the video star.

What do you think of this new job? Would you want to be MTV's first TJ?

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