Are you a fan of Stranger Things? Did you binge-watch every season of House of Cards? Do you anxiously anticipate the release dates of new Jessica Jones episodes and news of the inevitable forthcoming batch of Queer Eye makeovers?
If you’re a self-professed TV junkie, then Netflix may have just invented your dream job, and guess what? They’re hiring! Netflix recently updated their job openings on their website with some very interesting and tempting offers.
Most notably, the position of an editorial analyst is up for grabs. This will require one lucky employee to “watch, research, rate, tag, annotate and write analysis for movie and TV content.”
In other words, break out the popcorn. You could be getting paid to watch TV! Of course, you’ll have to occasionally explain what you’re watching, give a thumbs up now and then, and categorize shows into genres.
So while you may have one fist full of popcorn, your other hand is going to have to be writing a fair bit. I don’t know about you, but it still sounds pretty great to me.
The job does require you to have expert knowledge of television and movies, work on tight deadlines, and describe things in a succinct manner. A background in media and video studies or experience as an archivist is an asset.
So there won’t be any room for long monologues on the feminist merits of Jessica Jones or for making comparisons between House of Cards and the current American political climate.
However, if you are fluent in Japanese, you may already have an advantage over the masses of people who will surely apply. A similar, second posting lists an opening for another analyst position, but knowledge and fluency in Japanese is a must.
I supposed you could just do like most of us do and lie on your CV, but then when you get faced with watching and reviewing 18 hours of Japanese Style Originator, you may find yourself in a panic, wishing Google Translate was just a little more accurate.
If you’d rather just kick back and relax with your Netflix, there have been plenty of amazing new shows added in recently. If you haven’t yet seen the new Queer Eye reboot, then I have to ask where the heck have you been? The new fab five is here to stay and are poised to be a Netflix staple.
If you’re not a big reality fan and would rather something more fantastical, then get excited about the return of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The acclaimed show is back for season two with all the eccentricity and impeccable art direction of the first batch of episodes.
In case you haven’t seen this amazing show, it’s based on the book series, and while it was originally aimed at young people, adults are loving the Netflix adaptation. Bonus: For all you How I Met Your Mother fans out there, both Cobie Smolders and Neil Patrick Harris are featured.
If you still need convincing, check out the trailer for season two below!