You, like most of the modern population, may be a big true-crime junkie, but can you stay seated 24 hours a day? A company is willing to pay you $2,400 for this.
For the third year in a row, streaming service MagellanTV is offering a $100 per hour role to anyone interested in watching 24 hours of true-crime viewing and documenting the whole thing on social media.
True-crime is more popular than ever. Parrot Analytics compiled the data and found that the documentary genre as a whole was one of the fastest growing in the streaming industry, growing 63 percent between January 2018 and March 2021, and that true-crime is also the most popular subgenre. Was.
Don’t be alarmed though, because the role isn’t intended to turn you into a real Couch Potato, Magellan TV gives you a little over 48 hours to watch the show, which means you get a snack break and time to sleep.
“Our ideal candidates live up to true-crime—they can handle the most dangerous serial killers, bloody details, and won’t balk at the chilling paranormal,” requests Magellan TV.
True-crime enthusiasts will need to watch:
- Murder Maps: The Bermondsey Horror – 44 minutes
- Murder Maps: The Brides in the Bath Killer – 44 minutes
- Murder Maps: In the Shadow of Jack – 44 minutes
- Lady Killer: Amelia Dior – 47 minutes
- Lady Killer: Elizabeth Bathory – 46 minutes
- white widow – 51 minutes
- 10 Steps to Murder: Peter Morgan – 43 minutes
- 10 Steps to Murder: Isabella Gosling – 43 minutes
- handless writer – 54 minutes
- murder of lee irving – 47 minutes
- What happened to the Holy Ballot? – 52 minutes
- Nurse Who Kill: Karen Pedley – 45 minutes
- Nurse Who Kill: Paul Nowaki – 43 minutes
- Murder on the Internet: Lethal Targeting – 43 minutes
- Murder on the Internet: The Social Media Danger – 43 minutes
- Killer of the 21st Century: Shaun the Great – 43 minutes
- The killer of the 21st century: Donna Perry – 43 minutes
- body snatchers of new york – 32 minutes
- alps murder – 45 minutes
- nightclub killer – 48 minutes
- family that disappeared – 47 minutes
- find leh – 52 minutes
- Parachute Murder Plot – 46 minutes
- deep water – 86 minutes
- Mistress Mercy: bound by guilt – 43 minutes
- Mistress Mercy: Breaking Free – 44 minutes
- Great Bank Robbery – 53 minutes
- Behind Bars: Tent City Jail, Phoenix, Arizona – 48 minutes
- Behind Bars: Miami Dade County Jail Boot Camp – 48 minutes
- Cybercrime: The Darknet with Ben Hammersley – 25 minutes
- Cyber Crime with Ben Hammersley: Robbery – 25 minutes
- Cybercrime with Ben Hammersley: Scandal – 25 minutes
According to the job ad, social media itself is key to securing this role, and the streaming service wants you to let everyone know what platform you’re on in your application. In fact, they want you to submit a video to them explaining “why you’re a good fit for the job.”
It is expected that the winner will share their experience on their social media accounts, which the streaming service says will provide basic guidelines on doing so.
Winners and 100 runners-up will also receive a free one-year subscription to MagellanTV to stream even more true-crime… Applicants must be in the US and over 18, and must apply online here before 18 April.
This quirky job role is the latest in an emerging trend from companies keen to offer outside roles to clients.
Earlier this year, dating app POM was looking for a reality TV fan to watch about seven hours of TV every week for $135 an hour, which translates to roughly $45,000 a year.
The dating app wanted a dating show junkie to be able to not only watch the show, but to analyze and accurately pinpoint where contestants are going wrong for love in their television search for shows like the Bachelor And Love Island.
Last year’s festive season also saw Reviewed.org looking for a chief holiday cheermaster—not your average LinkedIn job title.
The review site was asking for someone who would be able to watch 25 holiday movies in 25 days for a heartwarming salary of $2,500.