Prime Video offering $40K for brand new Prime Video Buff role

Just when you thought remote working was good, along comes remote-control working.

Prime Video Australia today announced a nationwide search for a content junkie to fill a brand-new role—the Prime Video Buff. Prime Video is on the hunt for someone who lives and breathes entertainment to be employed in a full-time role** over summer and get paid to watch and recommend the latest Prime Video films and TV shows to Australians.

Besides being paid up to $40K for the three-month job, the Prime Video Buff will get a whole host of additional job perks. From red carpet access and working from home (i.e. the lounge), to streaming the biggest Australian and international shows before they hit the platform.

Australians are obsessed with content, with new research from Prime Video revealing the average Australian has watched 67 movies and TV series this year alone. With tens of thousands of titles to choose from on Prime Video, this role has been created to further help customers discover something new to watch, as choosing what to watch can be hard. And let’s be honest, sometimes you just want to leave the decision-making to someone else. And you’re not alone. The research found that while some Australians (46%) enjoy a sophisticated AI to recommend them content, the human touch never goes astray, with more than 3 in 5 of those surveyed (64%) relying on word-of-mouth or expert recommendations to pick movies and TV shows. This is where the Prime Video Buff comes in.

And to help find the candidate for Australia’s most enviable new job is presenter and podcaster Osher Günsberg, who is no stranger to finding and ushering new talent in the entertainment industry.

“The candidate who snags the gig as the Prime Video Buff won’t be a regular person, because this isn’t a regular job. Prime Video is looking right across the country for someone who is truly film- and TV-obsessed, nothing less. A person who can quote every line in a classic rom-com, who loves an action thriller as much as a cult classic.”

“The Prime Video Buff must relish the thrill of exploring new genres and be an expert at all things pop-culture with TV and film knowledge. If you think you have what it takes to get the gig, get your application in!” Günsberg continued, “If it’s not you, it’s your mate at work who always goes on about the latest series or movie. Get them to apply! As one of the official judges, I can’t wait to see who comes through the door.”

Applications are now open for the position through to the 28th November, 2022.

Peter Gray

Film critic with a penchant for Dwayne Johnson, Jason Momoa, Michelle Pfeiffer and horror movies, harbouring the desire to be a face of entertainment news.

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