Not everything you see on the internet is cute. For every harmless clip of kittens being naughty, there’s a very, very harmful video of humans hurting one another in gory fashion.
Seriously, no one needs to see that. Here’s the problem, though: Since the internet is so easy to access in this day and age, thousands of these videos pop up across social media platforms. Who keeps this toxic stuff at bay?
Maybe you can do the job.
TikTok, reportedly the hottest social media platform today, is looking for content moderators who will keep an eye out for inappropriate videos. Specifically, it needs moderators in certain locations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
By evaluating the content that gets uploaded to TikTok, these moderators can help make the internet a safer environment.
Why this job matters
Look, we all love a good joke or a good challenge. And, like any decent society, we give one another some leeway in order to express our personal views.
However, when social media content crosses the line, someone’s got to put their foot down.
Well aware of the eyebrow-raising and downright shocking uploads on its platform, TikTok has set out to hire content moderators to be its eyes and ears. Content moderators need to spot clips that contain the following:
- Hate speech
- Animal cruelty
- Child abuse or exploitation
Some clips might be open to interpretation. As you can imagine, there will be TikTok creators out there who will invoke their right to free speech, freedom of expression, and other rights they consider inalienable.
The problem is that there’s no ambiguity when it comes to the damage that’s been caused by unchecked TikTok content. In an effort to keep up with certain TikTok trends, teenagers have kicked down strangers’ doors, young women have experienced nausea after using a nasal spray, and two children have died while attempting the suffocating Blackout Challenge.
That’s reality, folks, and that’s exactly why eagle-eyed content moderators are needed.
Responsibilities and qualifications
As a TikTok content moderator, you’ll be carrying out these specific duties:
- Looking into the legal compliance and safety of all uploaded content
- Developing, enhancing, and upholding standards for security
- Coming up with and implementing improvements for content management strategy
- Communicating with supervising departments in order to properly address policy violations
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While TikTok doesn’t specify any particular educational attainment or experience that applicants need to have, you should possess the following:
- A passion for internet content (particularly in the spheres of pop culture and entertainment)
- An active interest in short video platforms
- A keen eye for detail
- Motivation to perform at the highest level
Along with your resume, it’s best that you prepare work samples, a list of accomplishments, and a self-introduction. This will help TikTok determine what you’re capable of. Geography-wise, you also need to indicate (honestly, of course) whether you are legally permitted to work in the location where your desired content moderator post is based.
The hourly rate for this job is around $24, so you can make up to $960 a week, or about $3,840 a month.
If you’re raring to moderate online content, head over here to get your application started. With all the TikTok videos that fall in the “Not So Hilarious” category, your watchful presence can sure make a difference.