Internet whispers have amplified declaring ‘the fanciest millennial job in the world’ is open for applications. When I saw this I thought “wow, the United Nations of Butlers is looking for a new Secretary-General” however I was grossly mistaken. In fact, the British monarchy are currently on the hunt for a new Head of Digital Engagement for Queen Elizabeth II.
Really? You ask yourself. But take a moment to think, do you ever think about Betty in terms of having a strong Twitter game? Of course you don’t, because she doesn’t. The British Monarchy Twitter has a 2.18 million follow-base but are squandering that potential.
The role for this digital engagement gig pays between £45,000 and £50,000 a year but the look on folks’ faces when you tell them that you’re running the Queen’s social media will be priceless. (site note: with great power comes great responsibility so you’ll probably be eaten alive by rabid corgis if you abuse the role).
As Refinery29 report, “The role of Royal Communications is to engage a worldwide audience with the public role and work of The Royal Family,” the listing says. “Joining this fast paced and dynamic team, your challenge will be to lead on and develop our digital communications strategy, and ensure that we make effective use of a range of digital platforms to support these aims.”
This sounds a lot like the bog-standard digital media description, which it is. Make no mistake, you’re not going to be chilling in Liz’s crib while she waxes-poetic about all of the UK’s underground secrets. You’re going to be managing a small team in an office somewhere.
However, the job comes with some sweet perks. You’re being paid to tweet, good benefits deals, 33 days of holiday, a set 37.5 hour contract and did I mention free lunch?! And this will be free lunch fit for royalty – none of that soggy plastic sandwich garbage.
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The listing closes Sunday, 24th April so get applying before it’s too late!