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Friday, October 30, 2015

You can get paid watching television - Naspers' video-on-demand service ShowMax is hiring and looking for 2 content specialists.


Psst. You can get paid for watching television.

It doesn't happen often.

And being a TV critic (and also getting to and having to watch TV for a living) I also have to warn it's not always fun (sometimes you have to watch the Kardashians and some Khumbule'khaya) but overall it's fun.

Naspers' subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service ShowMax has some exciting content specialist positions available. Basically you get to watch TV, buy TV, and plan and guide the service's content strategy.

But hurry, hurry. The closing date is 4 November.

You can see and read more about the exact job title and specific job description right here. I don't usually run or report on jobs and work classifieds in the biz, but this is just fun.

The position is for someone passionate about the fast-paced and ever changing content and video-on-demand space, and who has a love of all things content.

And no, having watched all the seasons of Game of Thrones and Generations doesn't make you qualified (although it helps).

Unlike the SABC's famously matricless Hlaudi Motsoeneng, you actually need to have a little something-something behind your name in terms of an after school special.

Go click and peruse and if you want to apply or know of someone, let them know.

If I wasn't a journalist writing about television, this is what I would have done, or think I would have ended up doing - trying to buy Smallville for South Africa.