Most people spend hours and hours in front of the television. It’s even more prevalent now with the advent of binge watching and streaming videos where you can watch entire seasons worth of TV shows and movies in one sitting. But this unproductive pastime could actually benefit some people. As Thrillist has reported, the website HowToWatch.com is looking for someone to watch more than 100 hours of steaming television next month. And they are willing to pay as much as $2,000 for the right candidate.
The website has posted their need for a professional binge-watcher. The post includes judging the quality of several major streaming platforms including DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Philo, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. All these can be accessed through subscriptions courtesy of the website. The job requires at least 14 hours of programming from each of the services, and everything you watch needs to be live.
And the position is not just having the TV on while you are doing something else on your phone. The job requires the watcher to assess the quality of each service on a score card. They will also be expected to post about the experiences on social media. According to the post, a candidate must have “a strong social media presence, the ability to recognize the difference between a high-quality and low-quality stream, and a passion for television.”
Applicants and submit their personal information, social media links, and a brief message for their application on the website. The deadline of the application is on October 4.