Radio Jockey

Radio Broadcaster

Radio Announcer

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

Not Applicable

Effective communication skills


Good listener



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

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

Will be updated

All Commerce and management institutes across India

Academy of Broadcasting

World Development Foundation

Planet Radiocity

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