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"Porn identification officer" in China gets paid to watch porn

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What is porn? You may believe you hold some expertise in the matter, but are you a professional? Can you separate the phony porn from pure stuff? If so, whip out that résumé. The Chinese need you.

A non-governmental Chinese organization called simply "Safety Alliance" is on the lookout for a “Chief Pornography Identification Officer.” According to ChinaSmack, the group describes itself as a "neutral and impartial third-party organization, establishing industry standards for internet safety, improving China’s internet usage environment, protecting netizens’ internet rights and interests." 

The group posted the ad to its Sina Weibo account, China's hugely popular Twitter and Facebook equivalent, on April 10. That post generated more than 120,000 shares and 20,000 comments, as well as some some predictable Chinese netizen reactions: "God has opened a door for me…" wrote one.

But is a serious position. They're not paying you 200,000 RMB (about $32,000) a year to protect the Internet, not get your jollies on.

You'll have to spend hours every day watching porn so that you can  "formulate criteria for determining obscenity," which you'll then use to create educational courses on the matter. You'll also be required to rate various pornographic resources, like BitTorrent seeds and various online video sites. For instance: How would you compare PornHub to SpankWire to RedTube in a really meaningful way? You probably have no idea, because you're not a professional.

Chinasmack has the full translation of the job description. We've reproduced some of the most salient parts here: If you believe you've got what it takes, send your resume to the Safety Alliance's HR department at hr@anquan.org.

Job Description:
1. Research and study pornographic videos and images, formulate criteria for determining obscenity.
2. Deploy courseware on the standards of obscenity determination, and study materials such as educational videos on pornography.
3. Manage and rate pornographic resources (including BT seeds, images, and online videos).

Job Requirements:
1. Familiarity with the different standards of determination of pornographic content of different countries;
2. Familiarity with the standards of determination and express regulations concerning pornography in China’s law;
3. Familiarity with the standards of pornography identification used by CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) and various major internet providers;
4. A bachelor’s degree or above; age between 20-35; all genders;
5. Possesses good teamwork skills, and a strong sense of responsibility.

Here's a rough visual approximation of what your future job will looi like on a day-to-day basis:

And here's the full ad, in Chinese:

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