The Queen Is Hiring a Social Media Manager
Queen Elizabeth is one busy woman. After all, she is not only the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, but she’s also a great-grandmother to seven beautiful great-grandchildren. And all that certainly fills up her time, which is why it’s no surprise she doesn’t have time for menial tasks like posting on social media.
But, her busy schedule could mean opportunity for you.
The Royal Household listed a new gig this week on its job board: Digital Communications Officer for the Queen.
“The role of Royal Communications is to engage a worldwide audience with the public role and work of The Royal Family,” the job posting reads. “Joining this fast-paced and dynamic team, your challenge will be to manage and oversee the daily news flow on digital and social networking platforms, as well as play a key part in some of the digital projects.”
According to the listing, the person will work within a small team of digital media specialists. In the role’s day-to-day, the new person will create content for social networks and other digital platforms, including the royal household’s newly launched website, as well as researching and writing feature articles.
“Whether you're covering a state visit, award ceremony or Royal engagement, you'll make sure our digital channels consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences,” it added.
Truly, the role is an important one as the person is also expected to “hone and shape our digital communications through analytics, monitoring and exploring new technologies.”
Think you’re ready to apply? For the position, the household is looking for someone who has previous experience managing websites and delivering successful digital communications and projects, preferably in a high profile environment. The person must also be confident using social media platforms and content management systems. They must also be innovative and ready to share ideas, as well as have at least basic photography and videography skills.
If you land the role, the page explained, you can “look forward to a comprehensive benefits package, including a 15 percent employer contribution pension scheme (after 6 months), 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays, free lunch and access to training and development to support your continuous professional development.” And a $38,000 salary, dependant on experience.
And the biggest perk of all: You’ll get to spend time with the royal family. If you’re ready to apply head to their site now.