MagellanTV Will Pay You $2400 to Binge-Watch 24 Hours’ Worth of True Crime Documentaries
The popularity of series like Making a Murderer and The Staircase prove that many of us are always up for a riveting true crime story, whether it’s because we love to try to solve the mystery or we’re just fascinated by evil (or for some other reason).
If you feel like you’ve already blown through every eerie story in the streaming world, MagellanTV has an offer that might interest you. The streaming platform is entirely devoted to documentaries, so their collection of true crime is both impressive and expansive. They want you to watch 24 hours’ worth of true crime content—and they’ll pay you $2400 to do it.
The 18 programs cover some familiar territory, from serial killers like Ted Bundy and Jack the Ripper to cult leaders like Charles Manson and Jim Jones. But there are plenty of lesser known stories, too. The Crossbow Killer, for example, is about the 1992 murder by crossbow of a man in Cape Town, South Africa. And the 10-episode Scottish docuseries Crime Files With David Wilson explores criminal psychology, investigative tactics, and other aspects of crime.
To qualify for this dream job, you have to live in the U.S. and be at least 18 years old. You also have to be able to spend a significant, nearly uninterrupted block of time binge-watching true crime: You’ll only get 48 hours to finish watching all 24 hours of TV. MagellanTV will require winners to post about their experience on social media, so applicants must have at least one social media account.
The application is open until May 5 at 5 p.m. EST, and you’ll find out if you nabbed the gig within 10 business days. In addition to that $2400 paycheck upon completing the job, the three winners will each also get a free year-long subscription to MagellanTV. If you think you were born to binge-watch true crime and talk about it online, you can apply here.