The Queen Is Hiring a Social Media Director, and Applications Are Open

updated Dec 16, 2019
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In 2019, even the queen has a social media presence. Queen Elizabeth II is seeking a head of digital engagement, according to a job posting on LinkedIn pointed out by The New York Times.

Apart from reporting to the queen (or, more likely, a chain of command that eventually makes its way up to the queen), the job sounds pretty typical. The head of digital engagement for the Royal Household will work Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours per week, and be paid 45,000-50,000 pounds (about $60,000-$67,000) per year depending on experience.

“You’ll provide digital and editorial leadership to a small team of digital media specialists, drive the content strategy of our digital channels, and work with colleagues across the organisation to continuously improve our digital presence,” reads the expanded job posting on the Royal Household’s website. It 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.

With an eye to the future, you’ll work to hone and shape our digital communications through understanding new technologies and stimulating creativity. You’ll also inspire progress in your team, sharing best practice and developing their skills alongside your future vision.

The reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all you do. And having your work shared around the world will be the biggest reward.

Candidate should have experience running social media for a high-profile organization and managing a team. While the salary isn’t exactly queenly, the job comes with perks including free lunch, a 15% employer-contribution pension plan, 33 days annual leave, and more.

According to The New York Times, 200 people had already applied for the job as of Friday, December 13, but if this sounds like your dream job, you have until Christmas Eve to submit your application.