Netflix recruits a group of 30 people to watch films and multiple episodes of Television Shows on its platform to tag the content with different metadata. A “Netflix tagger” was recently profiled by Fast Company. She described how her company binge-watches and develops eloquent tags for content sorting in the service's recommendation algorithm.

Who can become a Netflix tagger?

If you have ever wished to get paid to marathon-view films and television shows, Netflix might actually be able to hire you to just tag their videos.

Recently, Fast Company posted up a job for a professional “Netflix tagger.

” It described how the entertainment streaming company is currently looking for 30 people whose sole job is to watch the content streaming on Netflix, and tag films and television shows with metadata and category information.

The profiled tagger, Sherrie Gulmahamad, deliberated how her team approaches the Netflix content and often uses oddly precise category tags. These tags are used by the service in its recommendation algorithm to sort content and define labels for the watcher’s discovery. Gulmahamad further said, “There are a number of storylines and an extensive palette of tones to seize the essence of the content. We can be more journalistic when it comes to the sorting of these tags. For example, various television shows and films on the platform can be tagged under the “supernatural content” if it includes evil kids, demons, angels, mutants, Bigfoot, magical creatures, cannibals, witches, zombies, dragons, and even mad scientists."

According to Business Insider, Gulmahamad perceives the job as similar to being “a librarian” with a “wide underlying set of facts of how movies and television shows are related,” where you devote up to 20 hours per week binge-watching Netflix content.

What are the qualifications for a 'Netflix tagger'?

Netflix's website has listed several “tagging” jobs officially branded as “Editorial Analyst”.

  • Ardent fan of television shows and movies.
  • Can comprehend the entertainment industry
  • Ability to refine the crux of a television show or movie and deliver the findings in a crisp and brief manner
  • Experience with content coverage, content development, and content analysis is a plus
  • Education or experience in archival studies or video/media industry is a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. These projects may involve cross-functional collaboration.
  • 5+ years of experience in the education, film or television industry is a plus.

What is Netflix and how does it work?

Netflix is a video and movie streaming entertainment company founded in 1997 by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings.

You can purchase its membership and access unlimited movies and television shows. You can get its app and watch as many films and TV shows as you want. There is an emerging selection of new episodes of various series added regularly. Various devices, such as phones, tablets, game consoles, TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and consoles, support Netflix making it easier for the viewers to watch any title immediately. You can start watching on your phone and resume it on your television.