Tweet for the Queen: Buckingham Palace is Hiring a Social Media Manager
Last week, Buckingham Palace posted a notice on the official British Monarchy website that Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a Head of Digital Engagement to travel with her royal highness and share her various engagements via social media platforms. The posting is now closed to new applications, but there are certainly other ways to get the Palace's attention—and apply—over social media.
“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,” reads the listing. “With experience of managing and editing high profile websites, social media, and other digital formats, you’re the expert we need.”
Given that the Queen has a Twitter following of over two million (her official handle is @BritishMonarchy, which is down as of press time), the selected candidate would certainly have his or her work shared around the world, something the palace said “will be the biggest reward.”
Along with worldwide exposure, the position also provides an annual salary of 45,000 to 50,000 pounds ($65,000 to $72,000 at the current exchange rate), 15 percent employer contribution pension scheme, 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays, free lunch, and access to training and development to support your continuous professional development. It also requires a 37.5-hour work week.
The position comes at an especially exciting time as the Queen has just celebrated her 90th birthday and the United Kingdom will celebrate in June with events like a street party in the Mall in London, a thanksgiving service at St. Paul's Cathedral, and the traditional trooping of the color ceremony—also known as the Queen's birthday parade.