Netflix is hiring a new Tagger for the UK and Ireland
James R | On 07, Jul 2014
Netflix is hiring a new Tagger for the UK and Ireland.
The Internet TV giant boasts a unique – and occasionally innacurate – recommendation system, which produces lists of sub-genre as diverse as Funny Romantic Comedies to Critically-Acclaimed-Emotional-Underdog-movies.
“As a company that is 80% engineers and based in Silicon Valley we don’t leave it to chance,” says Netflix. “You might love Critically-Acclaimed-Emotional-Underdog-movies, whereas your Gran might be keen on Violent Suspenseful Action & Adventure from the 1980s.”
That is where Taggers come in: their job is to watch films and TV shows and analyse them, then add tags for appropriate content. “It’s a little bit art, a little bit science”, according to Netflix’s new video advertising the position.
We’re not in the habit of posting employment opportunities, but this is a rather rare one: it’s the first time Netflix has appointed a Tagger outside of the Americas. There are only 40 or so of them in total.
The successful applicant will love watching films and TV programmes – of different genres, from different countries and in every style imaginable. They will join the Netflix Enhanced Content Team (yes, that’s really its name) and will be among the first to view Netflix originals, such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
What do you need to becomea Tagger? Apparently, a background and/or degree in film and TV, plus a strong knowledge of both mediums, as well as “an analytical mind”.
For more information about the job and details on how to apply, go to jobs.netflix.com.