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Netflix Look To Hire TV Binge-Watcher

Tuesday 8th July 2014

It might just be the perfect job: Netflix are looking to hire a person to watch as many films and TV shows as possible.


The video-on-demand service are advertising for a professional binge-watcher, who can work flexible hours at home.

The job title is a "Tagger", where the successful applicant will categorise the Netflix content.

The advert says: "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."

There are over 75,000 Netflix categories, ranging from " such as "Coming Of Age Film" or "TV Show With A Powerful Female Lead" to more obscure ones like "Raunchy Mad Scientist Comedies".

This will allow the company to give users more accurate advice on the types of films and programmes they might like.

Many people described this as a dream position: