A Video Jockey (VJ) is a person who introduces and plays music videos on television. VJ is responsible for entertaining audience with his/her witty anchoring and presentation. The Video Jockey should adopt a unique style and delivery, which usually determines their popularity among the audience.
VJ's work area involves - introducing videos, hosting game & travel, chatting with the public, doing interviews with artists etc. VJ is required to be up-to-date on the latest trends in music, information about music stars and other celebrities. To fulfill their role as experts, VJ should have a well-rounded knowledge of all types of music and also should be informed about a bit of everything from films to politics to travel whatever the theme the show demands.
A VJ should possess following attributes:
• Excellent communication skills
• Good sense of humor
• Knowledge of and interest in music
• Possess good diction
• Creativity of mind
• Ownership of a live appealing voice
Some of the popular VJs in Nepal are Suraj, umit, Saloni, Malvika, Navaraj, Nisha etc. The growth in the TV industry and rise in the number of TV channels have opened a number of opportunities to young, energetic and enthusiastic who has passion to entertain. With more and more new TV channels being proposed, the demand for Video Jockeys is likely to shoot up in the coming years.
Except some personal attributes, no specific educational background or qualification is needed to become a Video Jockey. However, a course in public speaking & mass communication can prove to be of great help.