In case you needed a reminder that this is the digital age, well here you go — This is the digital age!
Queen Elizabeth is offering to pay £50,000 a year to anyone with the required expertise to manage her Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The candidate is required to have experience in managing “high-profile websites” and “comfortable developing strategy and managing wide-reaching projects.”
The ideal candidate who will be the new head of Digital Engagement will not just be in charge of managing the Queen’s social media accounts, but will also be expected to attract new followers and appeal to all audiences.
The job advert which was posted on the British Monarchy website states that the candidate is expected to work for 37.5 hours per week for the position which is considered permanent.
“It’s about never standing still and finding new ways to maintain The Queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional,” the statement said.
The job comes with advantages such as 33 days annual leave, a 15 per cent employer contribution pensions scheme, free lunch, access to training and development to support your continuous professional development — and of course the unofficial benefit of being in proximity with the royal family.
The ad also added that, “the reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation, brand and impact will be at the forefront of all you do. And having your work shared around the world will be the biggest reward.”
“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,”
Queen Elizabeth who turns 90 on April 21 first tweeted in 2014, when she posted a message from the London Science museum.