MTV Networks Interview Questions

Updated Jul 24, 2015
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    Series Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at MTV Networks.

    Interview

    Applied through the general Viacom Development Internship. Was put in contact with the HR department, who gave me a contact at MTV. Interviewed once over the phone with the contact, then had a second follow up interview with my prospective supervisor. Very relaxed, easy going, and very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you developed something into a story/short film etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiating.

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    Productions Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at MTV Networks.

    Interview

    I applied for this job in January of 2012 through their Viacom careers website. I heard back about a phone interview about a month later. I got a call from HR who asked me basic resume questions, my classes in undergrad, what I would be interested in at MTV etc. They then told me I would be connected with the MTV productions department because I seemed like a good fit there. Another month later I heard from MTV and I spoke to about 3 people. One was the director of operations, one was one of the executive assistants and one was a production associate. It was a really easy interview, they asked me pretty basic questions about myself and it seemed like they already wanted to hire me and they were just getting specifics. After this interview I didn't hear back from them until like the middle of April saying I got the internship.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your favorite TV show on MTV, they just want to make sure you actually watch the network and are up to date on the latest trends   Answer Question
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    Executive Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY).

    Interview

    There was two rounda - a phone and two in person interviews-- First with the a VP, then the producer directly under her. Both women were sweet. We hit it off, but when it came time to hearing back they never even sent out a "Thanks but we've filled the position e-mail."

    Interview Questions

    • Which do you prefer more - editorial writing or production?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Initial interview was unorganized and they were behind so it began late.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about their own marketing activity, so be educated in their efforts.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MTV Networks.

    Interview

    I applied online and a few weeks later College Relations contacted me and set me up with my supervisor. I did one phone interview and he "hired" me on the spot. A few more e-mails to the College Relations team and I had officially sealed the deal.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Interns don't negotiate.

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at MTV Networks (Santa Monica, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Helpful, interested and genuinely attempting to put me in a position where I would excel. However, an employee within the company had to get my resume to HR - they did not make an independent decision that I was right for the job - rather the executives did once they interviewed me.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I negotiated for my salary and start date

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MTV Networks (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    I had one set of interviews. I spoke with some good people, at more junior and more senior levels. Most everybody knew what they were doing and were competent in their jobs. The environment seemed good, as there was plenty of working space, not too crowded, but room to grow. The interviews were not overly technical (mixed technical/mgmt position), but there were strategic questions and lots of scenario questions. Overall I came out of it with a good impression of the company and excited about the opportunities for growth of our group (which proved much more difficult when viewed internally than from the outside).

    Interview Questions

    • How would you change the product to monetize better? (the product hadn't been released yet)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate for a better compensation, but not to a large degree. I reviewed the contract (or my lawyer did) and it was very standard, no funny business. I had better offers, but the opportunities and work environment seemed better, so after they offered a better salary (which I said was my minimum), I accepted then.

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    Publicist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at MTV Networks (Santa Monica, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    HR contacted me by phone. The phone interview was brief and was meant only to setup an in person interview with the hiring manager. The hiring manager wasn't unfriendly (per se) but she & her subordinate both seemed pretentious. I got the impression that their mind was already made up before I even walked into the room.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think working in TV differs from working in other areas of entertainment?   Answer Question
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    Production Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interview was very easy going, I knew I had it in the bag because of my prior experience and they gave me a chance.

    Interview Questions

    • Not any difficult questions. I knew to speak of experience so I wasn't uncomfortable.   Answer Question
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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Was initially contacted via recruiter, then followed up via phone and email with the hiring managers. Brought in for first interview, standard initial interview for a large company. Second interview was with the department manager, was pretty open and friendly, in the MTV offices. Was offered this role, whole process was approx. 3 weeks although, ended up taking a different position.

    Interview Questions

    • No major difficult or unexpected questions however, it does help to be well versed in MTV's shows and content.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I was offered more money in a similar position at another company.

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