Know Lots About Internet Pornography? Here's A Job For You!

A recent job listing in China is causing quite a stir. The gig promises a good salary and loads of benefits to those able to surf the web and quickly locate porn. Heck, millions already do this for free!

The job listing appeared on the website for Anquan Lianmeng, which as ChinaSmack explains, literally means "Safety Alliance". The group apparently wants to make the internet a safer place and protect people's rights by helping to create criteria to improve the online experience in China... by monitoring porn. Hrm.

Located in Beijing, the listing is for a "Chief Pornography Identification Officer", a job title which better be on your business card. You are to "research and studying pornographic videos and images" as well as create a standard to judge obscenity. You also have to manage and rate the group's porno resources.

Here are the job requirements via Sina and ChinaSmack:

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 centre) 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.

The job comes with benefits — looking at porn all day isn't one of them! They include paid meals, transportation and telephone expenses. Plus, you get health insurance, a free annual physical, a present on your birthday, and free fruit and yoghurt everyday. If you get married and have a kid, you'll also get gifts on those occasions too. The salary is the equivalent of $32,000 — very good by Chinese standards.

When this job listing appeared on Sina, it was viewed over 120,000 times and has over 20,000 comments.

Keep in mind that there are similar jobs in China. They're called censors. It's unclear if this group could be connected to that. So while you'd be earning a living surfing porn, you might ultimately make the internet a worse place for those hoping to do the same. Or not.

招聘首席淫秽色情鉴定官】诚聘英才!大家速度发简历吧! [Sina via ChinaSmack]

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    A bachelor’s degree? To find porn?
    Do Universities have degrees in this? Going to tafe now seems like a mistake.

    Last edited 17/04/13 10:26 pm

    So we would be helping censor Chinas internet. nu uh

    This job would suck. It's not like they'd want you to look at Brazzers all day. You'd be looking at some weird ass shit. Being a porn censor is NOT a job anyone would want to do.

      you don't know what hardcore stuff im into

    what does this have to do with games in any way?

    This doesnt relate to games in any way at all. Wtf man

      agreed this has no place on a gaming webiste

        Its an article about Asian internet culture, which this site also covers. Perhaps you should stop thinking of Kotaku as just a gaming site.

          I think they have a point. This isn't even Asian internet culture, it's just a job ad for a Net-Nanny style blacklisting agency that happens to be in China. Kotaku may not be just a gaming site any more, but it's not (or shouldn't be if it wants to be taken seriously as a professional site) a personal "Hey look at this article I found" site either.

            Kotaku was never just a gaming site, but i do take your point at some of these articles.

    Hey, I like my porn as much as the next man. But the thought of looking at it all day long fills me with horror.

      Yep, it is a torturous position because I'm assuming you can't openly masturbate at work.

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