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Get paid to binge-watch your favourite series for a whole year

The dream job you've all been waiting for has arrived, and it comes with a pretty sweet salary. The best bit: you won't have to change absolutely anything about your life.

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NOW is taking "Winter is coming" to a whole new level.

The company has created a new role for the ultimate couch-potato: binge-watching your favourite series (#GoT), for a whole year.

The role was created after the results of a recent survey revealed that nearly a quarter of Brits felt left out of #bantz when friends, family and colleagues talk about shows they haven't seen.

The survey also found that a fifth of Brits had pulled an all-nighter to catch up on their favourite show, crammed in an episode during their lunch break or even played truant at work to catch-up on plot twists!

So, how much do you get paid?

Short answer: £35,000. That's significantly more than the average UK salary that currently stands at around £27,000.

Emma Quartly, Managing Director at NOW said:

Our research found one in seven Brits spend their holiday catching up on telly and 40% say TV helps them escape and relax, so in the depths of winter, we wanted to take duvet days to another level with the first ever TV streaming sabbatical.

You'll also get a NOW smart stick and 12 months of NOW membership. You'll never leave your bed ever again. Well, at least not for a year anyway.

Stay under the duvet until spring — check out our guide on how to legally stream your fave shows on the cheap!

How do you apply?

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Credit: HBO

This one requires a little more than sending in your CV.

To be in with a chance at bagging the role, you must send in an image or video of yourself explaining why you think you'd be best suited for the position. Oh, and did we mention that you have to make the video public?

Applications can be sent through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #BoxSetSabbatical and including the tag @NowTV. If you're not on social media, you can also send your application via email.

You'll be judged on demonstrated creativity, experience and passion for the gig.

One of the judges is comedian Joel Dommett. He said:

For anyone who loves telly, this really is the most unbelievable gig. Sitting with my feet up watching my favourite TV shows and getting paid for the privilege is something I quite literally dream about.

Entries are now open and must be sent by midnight on Thursday 14th February 2019.

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Jess Aszkenasy

WRITTEN BY Jess Aszkenasy

Alongside editing for Save the Student, Jess Aszkenasy has shared great tips on saving money related to meal planning, finding deals online and more. Based on first-hand experience of being an international student, she shared guidance on studying abroad.
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