Are you a social media buff? Do you have great expertise in transforming some boring photographs into dream-worthy Instagram posts? If the answer is 'yes' to the above questions, your dream job is waiting for you. Yes! Buckingham Palace, the London residence and administrative headquarters of Britain's royal family, is currently looking for a social media manager.
The key responsibility of the 'digital communication officer' will be finding "new ways to maintain the Queen's presence in the public eye and on the world stage", according to the job listing website of the royal household. Other duties in the role include managing the daily news flow on digital and social networking platforms, creating content, as well as researching and writing features.
"This is your opportunity to use your digital expertise to deliver the exceptional," the job post read. The job advert comes months after Queen Elizabeth II posted her first Instagram post during a visit to London's Science Museum.
Taking to the official Instagram handle - @TheRoyalFamily - the Queen wrote, "Today, as I visit the Science Museum, I was interested to discover a letter from the Royal Archives, written in 1843 to my great-great-grandfather Prince Albert".
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Today, as I visit the Science Museum I was interested to discover a letter from the Royal Archives, written in 1843 to my great-great-grandfather Prince Albert. Charles Babbage, credited as the world’s first computer pioneer, designed the “Difference Engine”, of which Prince Albert had the opportunity to see a prototype in July 1843. In the letter, Babbage told Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about his invention the “Analytical Engine” upon which the first computer programmes were created by Ada Lovelace, a daughter of Lord Byron. Today, I had the pleasure of learning about children’s computer coding initiatives and it seems fitting to me that I publish this Instagram post, at the Science Museum which has long championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of inventors. Elizabeth R. PHOTOS: Supplied by the Royal Archives © Royal Collection Trust / Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019
The selected candidate will be paid a mouth-watering salary of £30,000 (approximately Rs 26,84,280) and provided with some attractive facilities such as 15 per cent employer contribution pension scheme (after six months), 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays), free lunch and access to training and development to support professional development.
The job, which is located at Buckingham Palace, require the employee to work 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. An ideal candidate should possess an educated degree, good photography skills along with natural communication skills. The interested candidates should apply for the social media manager position before midnight on 26 May.