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MTV Set to Air New Show: ‘Jobs That Don’t Suck’

heartWe get a little excited when we hear about a show that’s all about jobs. After all, that’s our jam!

Imagine our delight when we heard MTV 2 has a new show airing on April 16 called Jobs That Don’t Suck.

Focused on young people finding their dream job, it seems like it’s going to focus on teenage entrepreneurs and Millennials leaving corporate America and making their mark.

The trailer quips, “Just tons of people with one thing in common: they love their jobs.”

And remember, per a lawyer turned entrepreneurial chef in the same clip, it’s important to rock out to what makes you distinctly you. “The things that make you weird make you money.”

Check out the trailer after the jump! Read more

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Millennials: No Collar Workers

Millennials will transform workplaces according to a new study by MTV entitled, “No Collar Workers,” that took an in-depth look at the career perspectives of this often misunderstood generation. The study was conducted online in January 2012 and polled 509 Millennials.

Nick Shore, senior vice president of strategic insights and research at MTV, wrote a piece about the study for MediaPost, reminding us that “around 10,000 millennials turn 21 every day in America right now, and by some estimates there are already 40 million millennials in the workforce.” According to Shore, at the core of the Millennial employee is, “the quest for meaningful work that makes a difference.”  This fundamental need manifests itself in ways that differ from Baby Boomers and GenX.

Shore elaborates:

What could be misinterpreted as “self importance” is a deeper sense of having many new ideas and wanting to contribute, as well as a desire to have their tech skills and savvy tapped by senior managers.

What could be misinterpreted as “career pickiness” is an expression of a need to connect deeply with the work…

More specifically, the study found that:

88% of Millennials want their coworkers to be their friends

89% of Millennials want their workplace to be social and fun (compared to only 60% of Boomers)

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MTV Style Seeks Web-Savvy Senior Editor

Here’s a gig where fashion, entertainment and new media merge. The question is: are you up for the challenge? MTV Style is looking for a new senior editor to work under the umbrella, and lead daily and long-term production efforts for the pop culture site.

Yes, building content around Katy Perry’s crazy red carpet outfits will actually be part of your job, but you’ll also be managing a team of writers, producers and assistants, while acting as the site’s primary liaison both internally and externally.  Of course, you should be a fashion expert, as well as a skilled writer and editor.

To be considered, you’ll need at least five years experience managing a writing staff and building Web content for major entertainment and/or fashion brands. You should be passionate and knowledgeable about celebrity fashion, shopping and beauty, and comfortable conceiving and developing everything from blog posts to extended video segments. Interested? Apply here.

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Want Your MTV? Become Its New Director of Music Programming

If you love music from all ends of the earth, listen up. MTV is hiring a director of music programming for a brand focused on emerging global pop music trends and culture.

If hired, you’ll be responsible for creating a music programming strategy to increase the brand’s reach and audience. You’ll be acquiring music content, as well as liaising with artists, managers, labels and partners, so wallflowers need not apply. Those with deep cross-genre knowledge, a true love for pop culture and familiarity with the digital music and content space will truly shine.

To be considered, you should have a minimum of five years of experience creating successful music or entertainment franchises. Clearly, knowledge of cutting-edge music trends from around the world is a must-have, while technical and social-media savvy will win you bonus points. If you also embody a team player mentality plus a self-starter work ethic, apply here.