Radio Jockey
Monday, January 30, 2023
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Radio Jockey : Job Prospects & Career Options

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The job of a Radio Jockey is of diversifying nature depending on the subject matter of the programme. They do not have a regular 9 to 5 job. They can be called to host or anchor a show anytime of the day or night. Their job profile includes selecting music, scripting and presenting radio shows. The success of the RJ depends the way they present a programme as it can increase or decrease the listeners of the show. The way of anchoring should be original and the presentation should be interesting to the listeners, one has to give variations and punch to ones voice wherever necessary.

A Radio Jockey should also be able to write scripts for a show and should be aware about the latest movies and songs. As Radio jockeys have to deal with sound equipment and computers, they should be familiar with them.  

Radio Jockeys can find work in organisations like AIR (All India Radio), Times FM, Radio Mid-Day and other independent radio stations. The two options for entering into this field are by audition or by approaching a software producing company.

AIR (All India Radio) holds auditions for RJs every 3 months in their radio stations in various cities especially in metros. The selection is highly competitive and the selected RJs are given in-house training for 2 months in everything from CD players to mixers to Digital audio technology etc. The software companies generally prefer people with 2-3 years experience. A few radio software producers in Mumbai are Radiostar, Radio Mid-day and Radio Wani.

Because of their voice standard, RJ can do voice-overs for television and radio advertisements. They can also lend their voices to audio magazines and documentaries. RJs also can anchor or compeer TV shows or live shows or events.

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