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"Chief Porn Identification Officer:" The Best Job You'll Never Have

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Illustration for article titled Chief Porn Identification Officer: The Best Job Youll Never Have
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If you could do anything—anything—for a living what would it be? Well that's dumb; it would be "looking at porn." And though you may not be so lucky, someone working for China will be, boasting the prestigious title of Chief Porn Identification Officer.

China's rampant censorship policy has an upside, it seems. While adult content on the country's portion of the Internet is strictly controlled, it doesn't mean that it doesn't get posted. But it does mean that it all gets found by the Chief Porn Identification Officer sooner or later, and apparently his job is to whack it off...the Internet.

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Posted by security firm Anquan Lianmeng (that's "League of Security"), the position pays the equivalent of $32,000 a year, with delightful perks including full insurance benefits and daily fruit and yogurt. Not to mention all the free—but mandatory—porn. League of Security reports that it got thousands of applications in the space of two days, many from outside the country, so the competition is understandably stiff. You probably couldn't keep up. But hey, practice makes perfect. [Rocketnews24]

Here's the full (translated) posting:

Job Location: Beijing
Salary: 200,000 RMB/year [$32,348.40 annually]
Job Responsibilities:Quickly and accurately identifying pornographic and obscene websites.
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.
Benefits:
1. National standard insurances and additional allowance for meals, transportation and phone.
2. Expenses on relevant books can be reimbursed. Free fruits and yogurt each week day.
3. Free physical examination once every year, and gift for birthday, wedding and child birth.

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DISCUSSION

I disagree, it might be great for a little while, but it gets old really really fast.

I used to work security and abuse for UUNET way back in the day, part of that job was making sure everything that emanated from the network (hosted, downstream customers, leased dialups, etc) followed UUNET's acceptable use policy. That involved looking at significant amounts of porn (usually via spam complaints), as well as taking down anything illegal, and there was some sick shit out there in the late 90's, when I was there.

It got old after about a month...