MTV Seeks 'Twitter Jockey'

Social network coordinator will command 6-figure salary
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2010 5:24 PM CDT
This Aug. 7, 2006 file photo shows the MTV store outside the MTV Times Square Studios, in New York.   (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, file)

(Newser) – MTV is looking for its first TJ—Twitter Jockey—and is soliciting nominations for two more candidates. Much like the VJ, a position the network created some 20 years ago, the TJ will represent MTV in the domain of social networking. "The TJ will be your voice, and the means of communication between you and all the MTV celebrities, producers and employees," the network says on its website. And the salary? A cool $100,000.

The hope, an MTV exec tells the AP, is to find "somebody who will represent the audience by taking their thoughts and questions and be able to bring those questions inside the walls here to the people who make MTV."

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