Chief pornography officer wanted in Beijing, who are interested in this job?
An alliance of Chinese companies intent on cleaning up the internet is seeking a Chief Pornography Officer to research websites for obscene material and "manage and rate" the results of their findings.
Anquan Lianmeng ( 安全联盟literally "Safety Alliance") describes itself as a "neutral and impartial third-party organisation" looking to establish industry standards for internet safety and to monitor Chinese users' access to obscene material. It was jointly organized by 800 Internet companies including Baidu, Tencent and Kingsoft.
Candidates have overwhelmed the human resources department of the newly-formed alliance, lured by the 200,000 yuan (£21,000) annual salary and the hope of bringing moral fortitude to their nation while consuming endless hours of pornography.
Yang Jilong, the group's human resources chief, said that they have received over 5,000 CVs for the Chief Pornography Appraiser position since publicizing the job ad on Weibo last week.
He explained the purpose of the job was one of sifting true smut from merely naughty material for Chinese users, and admitted that some websites might require further inspection from a higher authority.
"As we find vulgar information and safety risks on websites, we'll remind Web users with an online label, while for those that we're not sure about, we'll ask law school professors and government administrators for help," he said.
Skills in foreign languages are essential for the job, as much of the material the officer will assess will originate from Europe, the US and Japan, and good teamwork skills and a strong "sense of responsibility" are a plus.
Free fruit and yoghurt on week days are an added bonus for the successful applicant.
The production and distribution of pornography are officially banned in China, but the government has struggled to keep such material behind what was once described as the "great firewall of China" in an age of mobile phones and tools such as virtual private networks (VPNs), which allow users to appear to be in different countries when they log on.
Cai Yifan, a 23-year-old applicant from Nanjing, Jiangsu province, said he heard about the job through Tencent Weibo and had already sent his resume.
The graduate, who majored in English and is proficient in Japanese, took part in an online test for the job, but claimed it was too difficult.
"The questions covered many fields, such as translation, legal knowledge and psychology. I'm interested in the job, but my chances of success are slim, as the standards were too high," he added.
Job Responsibilities: Quickly and accurately identifying pornographic and obscene websites.
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).
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.
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.