A vacancy for a social media pro has been announced by Buckingham Palace as a way towards maintaining the presence of Queen Elizabeth in the public eye and world stage.
The role will involve the individual covering state visits, writing articles and managing digital platforms, and will pay about $38,000 per year and comes with benefits.
Below are details of the role.
What will the Queen’s social media manager have to do?
As per the job listing on the Royal’s website, here is what the job role entails:
Finding new ways to maintain The Queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage
Engage a worldwide audience with the public role and work of The Royal Family
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
Create content for social networking and digital platforms, including our newly launched website, as well as researching and writing feature articles
Make sure our digital channels consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences whether you’re covering a state visit, award ceremony or a Royal engagement
Help hone and shape our digital communications through analytics, monitoring and exploring new technologies with an eye to the future
What are the eligibility requirements for the social media manager vacancy?
Here are the eligibility criteria as per the job posting on the website of the royal family:
Educated to degree level with previous experience of managing websites and delivering successful digital communications and projects
Experience of creating and publishing digital and social media content — you’ll be confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms and analytics tools
Abreast of the latest digital communication developments and with creative flair — you’ll also have accurate and compelling written and editorial skills, with expertise in designing digital content for different audience groups, purpose and formats
Good photography skills with experience producing live social media content; video production skills would also be highly desirable
Should have initiative and a flexible approach
Excellent planning skills , and ability to quickly respond to changing priorities — you’re able to deliver in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment
Natural communicator with a genuine user focus — you’re self-assured liaising effectively with a broad spectrum of people on a daily basis
More details about the job as Queen’s social media manager
Household/Department: Private Secretary’s Office
Section/Branch: Royal Communications
Location: Buckingham Palace
Contract/Recruitment type: Permanent
Salary band: circa £30,000, dependent on experience
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday