No, your eyes do not deceive you, Netflix really are hiring people to binge watch their shows, and I’m certain this is my dream job. If you’re anything like me – selectively sociable (and when I say selectively sociable, I mean – would rather spend most of your waking hours with technology rather than with people) then you’re probably already a pro at television gazing anyway. Netflix, I’m over here, employ me!
Don’t all get your hopes up though; applicants are limited to UK residents (I’ve never been so proud to be British) and have to have 1 to 2 years of website/media/editorial experience, along with analysis experience (e.g. as a critic or work in development) – surely that suggests a blogger right? A girl can but dream..
Netflix’s ‘Taggers’, as they will be known, will be responsible for watching and analysing new movies and television shows that the company wish to stream in the future. The tagger needs to be able to deconstruct the films and programmes, and describe them using objective tags. It sounds like the successful applicants will also be watching Netflix original series before they are streamed, which means the lucky b*stards will get to see the new Daredevil series way before the rest of us. NO FAIR!
If you have what it takes, check out the job specs here – just remember to invite me over all the time if you are successful.