Video Jockey

Creating Magic on the Screen: Your Guide to a Thriving Video Jockey Career


A Video Jockey is a person who hosts or announces music related shows on television wherein they inform viewers about new music, interact with live audiences, conduct interviews of famous personalities, respond to fan mails and much more. A Video Jockey is commonly referred to as VJ. 

Moreover, Video Jockeys host such shows with a sole purpose of entertainment. Since music and entertainment is the bread and butter of  a Video Jockey, having a good knowledge about new music and trends is a must. One must have interpersonal skills to be able to do this job as they have to interact with the audience on a regular basis.


Video Jockeying is a field or career based on talent. So, there is no need for any sort of formal education. In order to gain basic knowledge or understand the tricks of the trade, the seekers must be at least plus two or graduates. If one has a zest for learning, people interactions and likes music, then this career is for you.

Job Roles

The field of Video Jockey aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, this field presents innumerable job profiles:  

  • Video Jockey
  • Radio Jockey
  • Disc Jockey
  • Anchoring
  • Music Videos 
  • Movies
  • News Casting
  • Public Speaking
  • Influencer

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the Video Jockey field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • MTV
  • Channel V
  • B4U
  • MCM Asia
  • Saregama India Ltd.
  • The Big Little


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a Video Jockey is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,10,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹7,80,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹12,40,000 


  • Time Management Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Entertaining
  • Attractive Persona
  • Subject Matter Expertise
  • Multilingual


Video Jockeys are very popular and famous as they get a chance to be on TV as well as interact with people. Needless to say, viewers really enjoy these shows and their careers are on a rise. Initially, video jockeys can start their career by working with regional news channels or shows and further can pave their way up. 

Many Video Jockeys get a big break through talent hunt shows as well. Working with prime channels can really make them a household name and from that there is no looking back. Many Video Jockeys also get a chance to work in movies as well as web series. So, the opportunities in this industry are innumerable.


  • Connect to Large Audience
  • Creating Awareness 
  • Positive Impact
  • Brings Fame
  • Multiple Opportunities
  • Handsome Salary


  • Initial Salary is Low
  • Tight Schedule
  • Highly Competitive
  • Requires Efficiency
  •  Time Management Skills are Crucial