Another sign that MTV is getting further from its music television roots… the network is currently hiring a newly created position, called Twitter Jockey, to interact in the social media landscape.
The MTV TJ will be “dynamic, engaging and energized, an enthusiast within the social media world.”
Currently, 18 potential candidates have been selected, but the MTV audience can nominate others to round out a top 20. These folks will compete in challenges online to whittle down the pool to a top 5, who will appear on a live show August 8… the fans will pick the MTV TJ winner.
Important details: the MTV Twitter Jockey will attend some network events, appear on-air occasionally and get paid a six-figure salary.
Source: TV Crunch