Gabi Gregg (@gabifresh) has been hired as the first MTV Twitter Jockey (TJ). The announcement was made earlier this week. Gregg is from Detroit and was one of the 20 contestants chosen by MTV through a partnership with American Express’ ZYNC. Gregg will earn $100,000 as an MTV TJ. Gregg will now run the @MTVTJ account.
“My main goal is to really connect with the audience,” said Gregg. “I don’t want to be the same as the MTV Twitter; I want to keep it personable and keep in touch with the followers. I want to give them a voice.” Gregg plans to pay off her student loans with the money earned with this job.