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Netflix will pay you to translate subtitles

Go ahead, binge 'Breaking Bad' again. This time in Japanese.


Bryan Rolli


Published Jun 8, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 3:46 am CDT

Netflix could make the dreams of bilingual binge-watchers come true by paying users to create subtitles for the streaming service’s catalog.

The company recently unveiled Hermes, a testing platform that aims to translate subtitles into more than 20 different languages, according to the Next Web. Users must complete an application and short questionnaire before taking a 90-minute test that includes four multiple-choice passages and one subtitle creation passage.

Netflix is constantly expanding its massive catalog, and in an effort to be proactive, the company is seeking translators for languages it doesn’t even offer to viewers yet.

Payment rates vary drastically depending on the perceived difficulty of each language. For example, translating English Audio to Latin American Spanish pays $8 per minute of programming, while translating English audio into Japanese pays $30 per minute.

Such an enticing offer welcomes a good deal of skepticism, as one has to question the integrity of a 90-minute test. Yet those who wish to apply for the gig can sign up to take the Hermes test here.

H/T the Next Web

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*First Published: Jun 8, 2017, 5:28 pm CDT