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Dream Job Alert: Get Paid to Watch Netflix

If you’ve ever come home from a long day of work and settled down on your couch to decompress with some Netflix, you’ve probably thought to yourself, “Why can’t I just get paid to do this?”

Well, we’ve got some good news: You absolutely can.

Turns out, Netflix employs a team of part-time “taggers” to help it in the personalization process. These people are responsible for watching movies and shows that will be available to stream in the future, analyzing them, and describing them using tags. The Netflix algorithm then uses these tags to give you recommendations based on your watching history—which is how you end up with categories on your home page like “visually striking movies” or “indie dramas with a strong female lead.”

And currently, the company is looking for a new tagger in the UK or Ireland. What does it take to do the job? Netflix explains that the position 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.”

Perks include flexible hours, the ability to work from home—oh, and watching hours and hours of movies or TV shows.

Check out the video below to learn a little more about this seemingly unreal gig, and if you live in the UK or Ireland, get applying now. (We’re sure the competition will be fierce—so try these 35 ways to stand out during your search.)

As for the rest of us? We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more tagging opportunities to open up around the world. And practicing our, um, “film analysis” in the meantime.