One requires some professional assistance.
Queen Elizabeth II is in need of some social media help.
The British Monarchy is seeking someone with “experience of managing and editing high profile websites, social media and other digital formats,” to fill the role of Head of Digital Engagement.
The successful applicant will be part of the team working to develop Her Majesty’s digital footprint, “finding new ways to maintain The Queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage”.
The job, which pays over $82,600 AUD, is located at Buckingham Palace and the successful applicant can expect to work 37.5 hours a week.
“The role of Royal Communications is to engage a worldwide audience with the public role and work of The Royal Family,” the listing states “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.”
The Head of Digital Engagement will be covering royal events, awards ceremonies and state visits.
“The reaction to our work is always high-profile,” the British Monarchy ad states. “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.”
The Queen began her Twitter career in October 2014. Her first tweet (what do you mean she didn’t send it herself?) was sent from the London Science Museum, and read: “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.”
The @BritishMonarchy account has only 2.16 million followers. Considering there are approximately 64 million people in the United Kingdom, it’s clear to see why they’re keen to extend their reach.
Side note: British boy-band One Direction, who are currently on hiatus (read: broken-up) have over 28 million Twitter followers. So let’s just put that in perspective for a moment.
The British Monarchy Twitter page shares household announcements, plugs media events and most importantly, shares photos of corgis.
In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the account has added some snazzy party graphics.
Apparently royal Twitter is cooler than regular Twitter.
So if you’re a fan of the royals, keen for a free lunch (hello palace perks) and good with 140 characters or less, it’s time to brush up your CV.
Your reason for chucking a sickie would have to be pretty good to skip out on this gig…