MTV Base is looking for a talented newcomer to become the new VJ (video jockey or TV presenter) for the youth entertainment channel. To track down the TV star of the future, MTV Base talent scouts are to hold auditions in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg in July 2012, with one lucky winner walking away with a dream job in entertainment. The new VJ will become one of the key faces of the music network, hosting programmes on MTV Base as well as interviewing stars, MC-ing entertainment events, walking the red carpet and travelling all over the continent.
Bonang Matheba, HHP, Azania Mosaka and MTV Creative Director Tim Horwood will make up the panel that will be select the ultimate winner. Auditions will kick off simultaneously in Durban and Cape Town at 9:00 am on Saturday 14 July, before moving onto Johannesburg on 21 July. Registration opens at 9:00 am in each location. Auditions will be on a first come, first served basis so applicants are encouraged to arrive early. The search is open to South Africans aged between 18-25, who speak fluent English and who have a clean criminal record. Prior presenting or TV experience is not required. Applicants must be available to participate in the elimination phases of the competition between 24-28 July 2012. For full terms and conditions, or to download the registration form, please go to www.mtvbase.com. The MTV Base VJ Search will air weekly on MTV Base (Channel 322 on DSTV) from Tuesday 7 August 2012. The Grand Final will take place in October 2012.