Netflix's New Job Opening Is Revolutionary For Couch Potatoes
Just try and claim this isn't your dream job. Per a new job posting on their website, Netflix is apparently looking to hire someone in the UK to be a 'tagger' — that is, they literally want to pay some lucky person based in London to watch movies all day, then identify what defining tags would be best for each film. Seriously. That is the job.
Check out the description on the job posting, which is still available on the site as of right now:
Successful applicants will be responsible for watching and analyzing films and TV programmes that will be streaming on Netflix in the future. The tagger will deconstruct the films and programmes and describe them using objective tags.
Unfortunately, there is one small catch: As far as everyone outside of the UK and Ireland goes, the posting specifies that US applicants "need not apply" (I have never been more sad to live in the US). For those of you readers who are in the UK and Ireland, and have a deep interest in watching movies and getting paid for it, this is kind of the best news ever.
According to Metro , here's what Netflix has to say about the job: "We are excited to hear from the UK and Ireland’s most passionate TV and film fans and offer one lucky person the fantastic job opportunity of becoming a Netflix Tagger...We try hard to make Netflix locally relevant to our members, in every way – including our genres, descriptions and the way we present our content – so in addition to watching all of our fantastic programming, our UK or Irish tagger will serve as a “cultural consultant” to help ensure that our algorithms continue to produce highly personalized suggestions to all of our over 48 million members." They even made a cute little video!
Luckily, as Forbes reports, the site is looking to expand their number of taggers across the globe as the site itself grows, so it's totally possible that more job postings like this will pop up for people in other parts of the world. But, for now...BRB, moving to the UK.