Queen Elizabeth is Hiring Someone to Run Her Social Media. Here’s What She’s Looking For
While lots of younger members of the royal family, like Princess Eugenie, have their own social media accounts, information about the Queen is posted through a number of other channels like Kensington Palace, Sussex Royal, Buckingham Palace, and more.
But now, the Queen is apparently trying to step up her social media presence and is looking for a Digital Communications Officer to help her.
What will the Digital Communications Officer do?
Running the social media accounts for the Queen won’t be a walk in the park. Meal pictures and selfies won’t cut it on this Instagram page.
“The role of Royal Communications is to engage a worldwide audience with the public role and work of The Royal Family,” the job description 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.”
The person chosen for this role must not only be adept at social media strategies but possess writing skills as well.
“Working as part of a small team of digital media specialists, you’ll create content for social networking and digital platforms, including our newly launched website, as well as researching and writing feature articles,” the listing continues.
“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.”
What are the perks of the job?
Besides getting to be in the presence of the royal family, there are a number of perks that come with the job.
The role offers a 15% employer contribution pension scheme that kicks in after the first six months. The person who accepts the job will receive 33 days of annual leave and free lunch.
They will also have access to training and development courses.
Though there are several benefits to this position, the yearly salary is on the low end, coming in at £30,000.
Who is the perfect person for the role?
While this job is probably enticing to a number of people, not everyone is cut out for the role.
The perfect person will be “educated to degree level with previous experience of managing websites and delivering successful digital communications and projects, preferably in a high profile environment,” according to the job posting.
They will need to have experience creating and publishing digital and social media content and feel confident using content management systems.
The right candidate will need to have good photography skills, as well as know how to produce live social media content. While video editing and production skills are not mandatory, they are an added bonus in this role.
Ultimately, the palace is looking for someone who is “innovative” and an excellent planner to take on this coveted position.
The job will be 37.5 hours a week, Monday through Friday.