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The job paying $40,000 to watch TV

Person watching TV. Australian money. Getting paid to watch TV concept.
Amazon wants to pay you to sit on the couch and watch movies and TV. (Source: Getty)

Calling all film and TV buffs, your dream job has arrived. Amazon is looking to pay one lucky person to sit on the couch and watch movies and TV all day.

Amazon Prime Video is on the hunt for a ‘Prime Video Buff’ who is a “walking, talking film and TV encyclopedia”. The three-month contract comes with a cool $40,000 salary, access to red carpet events and work from home (i.e. your couch).

The job description is simple: stream shows before they hit the platform and recommend your best picks to Aussie viewers. So, you’ll pretty much be earning money for something you are already doing.

There’s also an on-camera element to the job and you’ll feature on Amazon Prime Video’s social media platforms.

“If you live for the latest series, love a shameless rom-com and box-office-breaking blockbuster, or eat up spaghetti westerns for breakfast, we want YOU to be our Prime Video Buff,” the job ad reads.

Finding a content junkie shouldn’t be too difficult, with Prime Video finding that Aussies have already watched 67 TV shows and movies this year alone.

More than three in five of us (64 per cent) relied on word of mouth or expert recommendations when deciding what to watch, with almost half (46 per cent) receiving recommendations through an algorithm.

How to apply

You can apply for the nationwide gig by submitting a short video entry (two minutes) telling Amazon why you should be the Prime Video Buff.

“It could be a review of the last film you watched, a love letter to your fave TV series of all time, a tour of your poster/memorabilia-filled room, or it could be you listing all the quotes from that movie-quote-filled brain of yours,” Amazon said.

Applications close November 28, 2022 and you’ll need to be available to work from December 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023. It’s only open to Australian residents and you’ll need to be 18 years or older.

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