Take a peek into what it’s like to work at MTV in New York City!
Name: Kendall Fletcher
Major: Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt
Year: Junior (Class of 2019)
Position: Communications Intern at MTV, VH1 & LOGO
Q: What time do you come to work?
A: Tuesdays and Thursdays, usually from 9:30AM to 6PM. But my hours vary depending on upcoming projects/breaking stories/press events.
Q: What is the first thing you do after arriving at work?
A: Get some of the delish complementary office coffee and then read newspapers, magazines and online press sites to find any mentions of shows or executives that I send out to the entire department!
Q: How would you describe your work?
A: It varies day to day, but I usually find press mentions and send them out to my team. I also work on the set of Total Request Live (TRL) in the afternoons and deliver digital media to MTV News so they can update in real time to all of their websites. Occasionally, I also coordinate talent schedules and their lunch/coffee orders.
Q: What time do you end your work?
A: Usually around six, but publicity isn’t a 9-5 job. I can be in the office really late if there’s a breaking story or press event that day.
Q: What is your lunch time and/or break time scene like?
A: I only get 30 min for lunch, but I usually eat with one of the interns in development department, which is really cool because I get to hear about what other departments are up to! I also occasionally eat at my desk and catch up on entertainment news. Also, the Viacom cafeteria is called The Lodge and their salad bar is on point. Check it out if you get the chance.
Q: What are some things that you enjoy at work?
A: I LOVE how no two days are the same, and there’s always something new and exciting happening in the office! I also like getting to work on shows that I watch, such as Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Catfish.
Q: Any fun story or episode to share?
A: I attended the 2016 VMAs as a pit audience member when they were in NYC! It’s super awesome to be interning for the company that was so influential in my early years.