- Queen Elizabeth II is embracing the social media era by hiring a digital communications officer, according to the official online job posting.
- The full-time (37.5 hours a week) social media-focused role pays at least $38,000 (£30,000) depending on experience, includes benefits, and is based out of Buckingham Palace.
- Part of the job description reads: “You’ll create content for social networking and digital platforms, including our newly launched website, as well as researching and writing feature articles.”
If you have a knack for snapping the perfect grid-worthy Instagram, creating witty Tweets, boosting engagement on Facebook posts, and you love the royals, then perhaps you’ll be a good fit to work for the Queen of the United Kingdom.
Queen Elizabeth II is looking to step up her social media game with the help of a witty digital communications officer, whose future office would be located at one highly desirable geotag: Buckingham Palace.
So what exactly makes someone qualified to join the queen’s payroll?
According to the official job posting, there are a few standard requirements including a college degree, previous experience managing websites and digital projects, and using various content management systems, social media platforms, and analytics tools.
In addition to knowing how to create content appealing to the queen’s target demographic, your photography skills should be top notch. You’ll also need to be comfortable working with a high-profile figure, be “innovative and with creative flair,” and be ready to join a “fast-paced and dynamic team.”
The role only pays $38,000 (£30,000), which isn’t a lot considering the cost of living in England and that social media management really is a 24/7 job, but the salary is “dependent on experience.”
The job posting also notes there is “a comprehensive benefits package, including a 15 percent employer contribution pension scheme (after six months), 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays, free lunch, and access to training and development to support your continuous professional development.”
If you happen meet all of these qualifications, you’re probably already envisioning how awesome your potential work life will be.
Your new royal employer will rely on you 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.” You’ll also get to live tweet royal engagements and governmental visits. You could likely end up uploading pictures to Facebook and the ‘gram on behalf of her majesty the queen.
If you’re ready to work for Queen Elizabeth II, then you better act quick because the job posting expires on Sunday, May 26.