Netflix hiring binge-watching couch potato … with a degree

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(NBC NEWS) — Binging through the entire “Battlestar Galactica” series on Netflix does not seem like an accomplishment anyone would want on their resume. Or it might.

It turns out that Netflix needs people in the U.K. to watch and analyze programs that will stream on its service in the future.

Potential employees must do more than eat popcorn and share snide commentary with their cats.

The “tagger” will be responsible for coming up with objective tags that will help Netflix categorize its massive database of TV shows and movies.

The job includes “flexible hours working from home,” so they won’t have to deal with stares from coworkers as they power through another gruesome episode of “Breaking Bad.”

Not just any couch potato will do, however, as Netflix is looking for someone with “a degree in film or film history and/or experience directing, screening writing or filmmaking.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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