Are you adept at passively standing by as that “next show starts in 5, 4, 3, 2 …” warning counts down to the fourth straight episode of the afternoon?
Might wanna check out Netflix’s latest job listing.
Degree in related field, decent snack drawer and reluctance to engage with sunlight all preferred traits, though not absolutely necessary.
Yes, we’re having fun with this, but no, this isn’t an early April Fool’s prank. The content kings at Netflix are indeed looking for someone to join the team and help vet its stunning roster of upcoming original programming — some 700 planned TV shows, on a budget of $8 billion — on a daily basis.
You will need some expertise that extends past your sofa, though. The job title is listed as “Editorial Analyst, Originals” and calls for five or more years in the film and television industry, proficiency in a second language and a serious penchant for annotating and analyzing TV shows. No word on pay, but look at it this way: it’s more money than anyone’s ever given you before to complain about plot holes.
Biggest perk, though? Supreme Court-level credibility on show debates around the water cooler or at Thanksgiving.