Dream job: Netflix to pay people to watch

SARAH THOMAS
Last updated 14:51 09/07/2014
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Yes, this is for real: Netflix is advertising for people to watch TV for a living.

The fantasy-level deal will mean the successful applicant will be paid to sit at home and binge on TV all day. 

The online on-demand streaming giant is hunting for TV and movie lovers to watch content in the role of a tagger.

Taggers categorise content to help tailor recommendations for Netflix's 48 million subscribers, personalising suggestions for viewers. 

"Successful applicants will be responsible for watching and analyzing films and TV programmes that will be streaming on Netflix in the future," says the job ad. "The tagger will deconstruct the films and programmes and describe them using objective tags.

"The role will offer flexible hours working from home and would suit those with a passion for films and TV programs."

The content provider also streams original content such as House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, and Orange Is the New Black.  

The successful applicant will also act as a "cultural consultant", highlighting "cultural specificities and taste preferences".

Bad news for Kiwi TV addicts, however, is that the role is only open to UK and Irish applicants.

- with Michael Idato

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