JMSC Bachelor of Journalism graduate, Jaymee Ng is the new face of NHK World in Hong Kong.
NHK World is the international branch of NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster. Ng started to present the channel’s weekly live China/Hong Kong economic update which slots into NHK’s NEWSLINE this month. NEWSLINE is the name of the newscast which is broadcast at the top of the hour on the station.
Ng graduated from the JMSC in 2009. Since then she has worked as a freelance fixer for Al Jazeera English, Dateline of SBS Australia, and the International Herald Tribune. Ng has also freelanced as a writer for the Classified Post at the SCMP.
Ng’s new job includes researching and reporting as well as anchoring the eight minute segment which airs at 2 pm every Wednesday. She spends her time analysing the financial news and interviewing key financial figures and economists in Hong Kong.
Ng said she had always wanted to work in the TV news industry and working for such a prestigious media company is a dream come true. When asked whether there is anything she doesn’t like about the job, she says she loves it all!
Ng credits both the JMSC and her previous employers for preparing her for the job.
“I found the courses offered by JMSC were all very helpful,” said Ng. “In particular, I think TV News production, TV news writing, as well as the Intro to TV course were extremely useful, especially for those like me who want to work in television news. My part-time job at TVB Pearl’s Money Magazine programme also helped me.”
NHK World has also offered her plenty of training to prepare her for the on-screen role.
“I had training sessions with NHK World’s voice coach in our HK studio and they have also invited me to the NHK Tokyo office for more intensive training sessions with a coach for five days,” she said. “I became much more confident as an anchor after the training sessions.”