Ratings Policy Strategist - Scripted Series - EMEA



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Netflix is releasing content at a pace and scale unlike any studio or broadcast channel in history: all around the world, at the same time for over 270 million members. With so many different titles to choose from across such a range of tastes and cultural standards, our members need the information and context to be able to tell at a glance that what they’re watching is appropriate for their household.
We are looking for an experienced and passionate strategist for the Policy division of our Ratings team. The Ratings Team is a center of excellence for maturity ratings and advisories, working closely with Product, Content, and Public Policy teams at Netflix to empower members with trustworthy ratings guidance to make informed viewing choices for themselves and their families.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to help rate and classify Netflix’s rapidly growing catalog of scripted series titles. It will require an understanding of global rating requirements, critical thinking and thorough analysis, policy development, operational aptitude to enforce those policies, clear written and verbal communication, and a deep understanding of television series. The work you do in this role will directly affect how our members decide what to watch.
Within the Product Metadata and Ratings team, you will serve as a trusted consultant to Content, working with our metadata, innovation, and classification teams to provide accurate global maturity ratings and advisories for our scripted series titles. You will collaborate with Public Policy to ensure that ratings and advisories are locally relevant. In the broader Product organization, you will partner with Globalization, Product Creative Studio, Operations, Consumer Insights, and Engineering to execute our overall maturity ratings strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide maturity ratings and advisory guidance to Content teams throughout the development of a title - from script to post-launch
  • Audit titles for accurate maturity ratings, content advisories, and local sensitivities
  • Consult with Content Analysts on the factors that impact a title’s rating
  • Communicate ratings information and rationale to Content teams, local Product Metadata and Ratings leads, and Public Policy
  • Develop, maintain, and explain ratings guidelines
  • Advise on the appropriateness of trailers, imagery, and other supplemental materials appearing on-platform


  • 5+ years in relevant fields such as global Standards & Practices, Trust & Safety, Content Moderation, Content Strategy, and Policy/Legal Operations
  • 4+ years experience in highly cross-functional global roles gaining buy-in, alignment, and context from a variety of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of, and adherence to, global ratings boards’ standards and requirements
  • Experience analyzing, adopting, and adapting government regulations
  • Experience with algorithm-assisted and vendor-supported workflows
  • Experience crafting policy proposals that require research, data support, rationale, and cross-functional feedback
  • Strong judgment and decisiveness when dealing with timely, deadline-driven, content-related issues and concerns
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; able to explain complex ideas to stakeholders
  • Critical thinking, creative problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in the Google Suite, AirTable, and other database/ reporting/ tracking tools
  • Knowledge of cultural context across EMEA
  • Proficiency in Arabic, French, Spanish, or German is a plus
  • Experience managing content in languages other than English is a plus
We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military service status, or disability status.