08 August 2014


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Currently an Arts and Communications student at Monash University Malaysia in Bandar Sunway, Aric Ting is also an active social media junkie, who not only runs his own radio show on campus, YouTube 100 Malaysia, but has interned with Groupon Malaysia as its social media representative early this year. In being picked for the US$10,0002 gig, Ting beat a talented pool of entries from across Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore and emerged the top candidate after a Google Hangout interview process with shortlisted potentials last week. Ting impressed MTV Asia with his creative and wacky social media resume. His role commencement is on 7 August till 16 August.
It was an MTV covert operation as the MTV Asia team along with MTV VJ Alan Wong took Ting by surprise, breaking the news to him at Monash Malaysia. Catch his surprise in the short instavid by the MTV crew.
The MTV World Stage Insider search targets music fans from Malaysia and around Southeast Asia, who already have an active social presence (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine, blog). Tagged as not the usual ‘nine-to-five’ role, the hunt for MTV World Stage Insider kicked off through MTV Asia’s FacebookInstagramand Twitter accounts from 3 – 24 July.

Apart from the attractive engagement fee, the MTV World Stage Insider will get to:
  • “Take over” MTV Asia social media channels – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Have his blog reposted on the MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014’s official site on a dedicated page that also displays relevant content produced by him (if applicable)
  • Have a ‘backstage pass’3 to MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014
  • Connect the MTV Experience with fans
  • The option of a potential MTV internship4 after the 10-day stint
  • The name of MTV on their CV, need we say more?

“I cannot believe I am the MTV World Stage Insider! I’m a huge fan of MTV and all things music… this is the opportunity of a lifetime! What an incredible honor to represent fans to bring them the latest scoop through MTV’s social media platforms! I promise to devote every ounce of my attention, energy and passion to give fans the experience they want to see and hear at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014. ” said Aric Ting.
“It is important to bring a different type of personality as the MTV World Stage Insider, who can amplify the passion, connect and speak for the fans, and represent us well across MTV’s social media channels. It is no easy task for a 10-day job and the candidate is expected to hit the ground running!” said Paras Sharma, Vice President of MTV & Comedy Central Brands and Digital Media, Viacom International Media Networks Asia. “There were more submissions and certainly more impressive social resumes received this year! It was actually harder to select our candidate this year. Aric stood out as he not only came with the social media know-how, but he stands for many youths out there who are as passionate about their music, unafraid to seek opportunities for themselves, and certainly comes across inspiring. That’s the heart of MTV.

2 Travel & Expenses will be covered by MTV Asia separately.
3 Subject to on-the-role brief on rules of engagement and scope of backstage access as an MTV ‘staff’.
4The chosen candidate who impresses the MTV team during his/her 10-day stint stands to be offered an internship with MTV Asia (subject to candidate’s availability, MTV’s business requirements, mutual agreement on terms, and compliance with applicable laws (e.g. employment regulations).

Colene Hyori

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