Minimum Preferably Graduate or Master?s degree
Preferably minimum 0-3 years of work experience in radio broadcasting industry
The tasks a Radio Commentator is expected to perform include:
Giving running commentary on events of national importance, sports events, festivals, etc. over broadcasting system
Obtaining general background of events or occasion, which has to be covered, by consulting relevant literature, interviewing people and visiting locale
Describing local personalities, sequence of events and pinpointing important occasionintheeventsbymodulatingtoneofspeech
Maintaining listeners interest by providing comprehensive picture of the event
Recording commentary by speaking into portable tape recorder by visiting and moving around the site of activity
Well-versed with scripting and presenting radio show
Proficient in voice modulation
Well-versed with isolating the important happenings in the event under coverage and broadcasting it on radio according to set programme for general information
Adept at using sound equipment and computers
Proficient in retaining listenersinterest
Adept at interviewing show guests
Effective communication skills
Hardworking and persistent
Time management skills
It is a desk job
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is a part of this job role
Part-time and contractual jobs maybe available
Work from home option is not available
Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary company to company
Shift system is not available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe
This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)
Health risks include odd working hours, stress, etc.
Occupational hazards include, depression and anxiety, obesity, head ache, fatigue, etc.
For freshers INR 15,000 to INR 30,000 per month
For candidates with 1-2yearsofexperience-INR30,000 to INR 50,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview of Film and Television Sector in India
The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The film industry, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous growth and has become a brand name in the recent years. This has helped it to enter the international market.
The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.
Thus with the growing private spending and demand of entertainment and recreation activities in India, it is expected that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons for the entire industry and about 0.1-0.2 million persons in radio industry for the role of Radio Commentator, Producer, etc.
Radio Commentator can also move on to become Television Commentator or voice-over artist.
All radio stations across India
Towns and cities across India
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All Commerce and management institutes across India
Academy of Broadcasting
World Development Foundation
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