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Synopsis Writer: Spanish Content Specialist

  • Los Gatos, California
  • Product Creative
We are seeking a Spanish bilingual writer to join the team that writes and edits synopses of films and TV shows on Netflix. The ideal candidate is a skilled English writer who is an expert on Spanish-language media and entertainment — we are particularly interested in writers familiar with the entertainment landscape of Mexico, Colombia or Spain. You'll be expected to research titles and gather information from regional, Spanish-language sources, but write clear, engaging, accurate copy in English. You’ll often support your teammates by applying those same research and writing skills to English-language titles. If you have a demonstrable passion for entertainment, a deep knowledge of film and TV and the ability to distill complicated ideas into concise, consumer-friendly language, this may be the role for you. 

In a Typical Day ...
You'll collaborate with a team of writers and editors to write about a dozen different movies or television shows, with a particular focus on titles from Latin America and Spain. With an omnivorous taste for film and TV, you’ll use a variety of research tools to learn about each title and craft a message that speaks to the heart of it. You’ll synthesize information from content creators and critics with your own keen evaluative skills to write copy that’s engaging, accurate and a pleasure to read. Occasionally, you’ll apply your writing expertise and passion for Latin American film and television to cross-functional innovation projects, collaborating with other writers, analysis, design and product teams. Our team is largely remote, so you’ll use Slack, Google Hangouts, email and other digital tools to communicate about assignments, projects and publishing deadlines. 

What Will Help You Succeed

  • Deep content knowledge and passion about Latin American media, including current trends in entertainment. Simply put, you’re a superfan who’s excited to write about film and TV from the region -- and help get Netflix members around the globe get excited about it too.
  • Experience and comfort collaborating with multifaceted digital productions teams. You’ll be using digital publishing tools to track your assignments, write about titles and publish copy.
  • A love of language. Even though you’re an expert with deep knowledge, you’ll always write with an empathetic understanding of your audience in mind. You must be comfortable with rigorous editing, tight deadlines and workshopping copy with a team of writers and editors.
  • Flexibility and versatility as a writer. Whether the assignment at hand is a telenovela, a blockbuster rom-com or an animated educational series for kids, you understand that different content should have copy tailored to its tone.
  • A commitment to our team’s core values, like candid feedback, passion and curiosity.

Key Qualifications

  • Native fluency in Spanish, which will be critical to understand and evaluate Spanish-language content without subtitles
  • A nuanced perspective on Spanish-language media, with empathy for audiences in Latin America, Spain and beyond
  • 5+ years relevant writing experience 
  • Exceptional ability in short-form writing and editing
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Understanding of AP style 
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication skills

Good-to-Haves

  • Recently published examples of film/television criticism or culture writing
  • Experience working with global brands
  • Experience with AB testing structure
Please note that candidates will be asked to complete a brief (and fun!) writing exercise as a part of the application process.