That sound you hear in the distance is millions of 20-something Americans shouting, “What the f*ck?!?!” in unison. Netflix is currently hiring a “Tagger” for its Product Management team in the UK, and the requirements, while written to seem very professional and important, basically make it sound like the dream job for anyone who currently spends all day watching TV shows and movies, or at least dreams of doing so. That’s because the job of a Tagger is to basically watch titles that will eventually be streaming on Netflix and come up with tags that us nerds at home can use to search for new shows and movies to watch.
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.
This “tagging process” is the first stage of the Netflix recommendation system and works in concert with advanced algorithms that generate highly personalized suggestions for every one of Netflix’s nearly 50 million members, offering them an individualized set of titles matching their tastes.
Other responsibilities may also include acting as a UK/IE cultural consultant, highlighting UK/IE cultural specificities and taste preferences.
The role will offer flexible hours working from home and would suit those with a passion for films and TV programmes, as evidenced by a degree in film or film history and/or experience directing, screening writing or filmmaking. Applicants with analysis experience (e.g. as a critic or work in development) would also be well suited. (via Netflix, H/T to Fast Company)
Well, I guess the job’s requirements are a little stricter than: “Yo, you got two eyes? They work? You gonna fall asleep while watching this or can you stay awake and write words down? You smoking hashish? No? Good, you’re hired.” But still, sit around at home and watch movies all day while pretending like Netflix can’t exist without you? If I could moonlight as Taco Bell’s new food tester, I’d probably think I was in heaven.