The Netflix original series “House of Cards,” which is basically about what might happen if Richard III and Lady Macbeth were married and decided to take over Washington, DC, has been extremely successful. It cleaned up at the Golden Globes, where it dominated the competition, and, along with its sister show “Orange is the New Black,” which is arguably even more incisive and engrossing, has made Netflix the new HBO. But has it made any money?
The show’s two seasons cost $100 million to produce, which is technically if not legally insane, according to industry analysts. Can Netflix recoup that investment?
Netflix is currently hiring for a new “tagger,” i.e. “the person who adds tags to Netflix content.”
I actually had no idea this job was done by a person. I figured it was a bot that scanned IMDB, Wikipedia, and… I don’t know, the late Roger Ebert’s superlative reviews, and pulled out words that matched Netflix’s library of 1,000 potential tags.
But yes, this job is currently performed by 40 people across the globe, and Netflix is looking to add one more tagger to its roster.
This particular tagger must live in the UK or Ireland. Of course, experience is preferred. The Netflix Tagger job ad states that they’re looking for qualified candidates “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.”
Yes, you must have a relevant degree to tag Netflix movies and TV shows. Later in the job ad, you learn that Netflix is also hoping you’ll have “1-2 years website/media/new media company experience.”
So… dramaturges who also work in new media AND live in Ireland or the UK, this job is for you.
The job ad doesn’t specify salary/wages, but does indicate that this is a part-time job and that the tagger will work from home.