Dream Job Alert: Get Paid To Watch Netflix In Bed

Applicants must be willing to binge-watch Orange Is the New Black.

Somewhere in the United Kingdom, a couch potato's dream is about to come true. The London Netflix office is looking to hire a "tagger" who will "be responsible for watching and analyzing films and TV programmes [sic] that will be streaming on Netflix in the future." Try not to crush your mouse on your way to the job listing.

Whoever lands this incredible position of paid employment will get to see the new seasons of Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and some decent movies before the plebs. The streaming service will even let the lucky winner—er, successful applicant—work from home, which means getting paid to binge-watch in bed. Could this setup get any better?

There is some actual work involved: "The tagger will deconstruct the films and programmes [sic] and describe them using objective tags." These human-generated tags are the first step in the process that results in those uber-specific genres like "Emotional Independent Sports Movies" and "Raunchy TV Comedy Featuring a Strong Female Lead."

Although, scrolling through my Netflix today reveals incredibly dull and straightforward genres for my recommendations, like "dramas" and "because you watched..." Perhaps Netflix is moving away from its comically specific tags. No matter; Netflix needs a tagger, and that person could be you.

For those seriously considering this career in television watching, The Atlantic has a comprehensive article on how tagging works, which would make a good primer for a job interview.

[h/t Engadget]

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  • mbenztech

    Interesting tagger position that seems not to be true... I've called Netflix directly and they never heard of a such a job... Netflix needs to be careful with false advertising a job that doesn’t exist before the Bureau of Investigation gets involve.... If it seems too good to be true! Then it's probably not true at all! Said!!!

  • Jacie Cooper

    My family love's Netflix. My family consists of I 40 yrs old, Husband 41 yrs old, Son 14 yrs old, Daughter 6 yrs old and when it comes to Netflix we LOVE to watch. I am from Vancouver, Washington and am a stay at home mom who need's the extra money. I would love to know if there is anything available for me. My email is thecoopers11408@gmail.com I am also on facebook Jacie Cooper Thanks.

  • Linda Harper

    Lotus flower I am a netflix fanatic. If you all have an opening for NC, I'm your girl. I watch netflix so much its like that is the only tv I need.

  • Keeper Of The Birds

    we love watching Netflix and often do 'marathon' days of watching a series on Netflix start to finish. Would Love to get paid to do it since I do it anyhow and would not mind rating etc.... contact woman_walkin_in_faith@yahoo.com if you still have openings. In Reno, Nv 89508

  • Jennifer Nieves

    Sounds very interesting. I would love to do this. How would I go about doing this project.

  • Lynn Colyer

    Cool! A job I'm already doing but not getting paid for! I did 8 seasons of Supernatural in a month and of course had to tell everyone on FB about it!

  • Please stop using (sic) on British spelling. It is only non-standard for Americans. Calling attention to it does only 2 things: 1.) implies that you think your readers are morons; and/or 2.) makes Americans look like narcissistic douches.

  • Exactly! I couldn't believe the stupidity of it. Couldn't the author bother to inquire about the UK spelling before labelling it as a mistake?

  • Josie Scott

    Indeed. The term is used to indicate that the mistake belongs to the person who is quoted. In this case, there is no mistake.