MTV Base Ongoing Young Talent Recruitment – June 2015

Last year MTV Breaks launched as a global hunt for the most talented and creative people to come and work with us on the EMA in Scotland. Since then, we’ve invited you to join us at the Isle of MTV: Malta.

But now it’s time for MTV Breaks to touchdown in Africa and bring some of the biggest and most exciting breaks yet. For the first time ever, we’re offering you the chance to come and prove yourself at the biggest music event in Africa – the MAMA 2015. We want four of the most talented young people around to come and help us make the best show in Africa, even better.

– A photographer with a knack for capturing the perfect moment

– A social media journalist who knows just what MTV Base’s audience wants

– A videographer with the skills to work in the high pressured, live environment

Each winner will get the chance to come to the MAMA 2015, work as part of the MTV team, and get an industry mentor.  You might even see your work on-air! We’ll cover travel to the event, and your accommodation – so make sure you’re available across the weekend of the 18th of July, and that you’ve read all terms and conditions.

So, if you think you’ve got what it takes to be a direct part of this huge show going out from Durban, here’s what you need to do to enter… and be quick. The closing date is 17th June.


We’re looking for our dancer who’ll get to show off their moves on stage. To score this life changing opportunity, upload a 15 second clip to Instagram showing us the kind of moves we could expect to see from you in Durban. Hashtag your video with #MAMAdancer and tag @MTV Breaks.



We’re on the hunt for a talented camera person to come and work with the MTV Africa production team to capture content for the What Went Down MAMA 2015 documentary.  To score this opportunity, upload a 15 second clip to Instagram that best showcases your camera skills with the hashtag #MAMAcamera and tag it @MTVBreaks.



As our photographer, you’ll represent MTV Base on the red carpet, snapping the images to be used for MTV’s associated Africa platforms. To prove to us that you’re the best person for this job, capture an awesome action shot and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #MAMAphotographer and tagged @MTVBreaks.


We’re searching for someone to be the voice of MTV and MTV Base across our social media platforms during the MAMA 2015. To show us that you’ve got what it takes, tweet a commentary to either your favourite MTV music video or MTV show. We want to see at least five tweets about it, so we can get a taste of your creative style. Hashtag every tweet #MTVBreaks and #SM.

If you’ve got the talent, MTV and the MAMA 2015 might just have your break.

To Enter:

You must be 18-26

Have a valid Passport

No travel Restrictions for South Africa

Not Already working Professionally in the Role

Must be available to travel the weekend of 17th to 19th July

To apply: Click here

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