A lucrative position is waiting for individuals who have experience in managing social media accounts for businesses and individuals. A vacancy for a digital communications officer has been posted by the British Royal Communications team for none other than Queen Elizabeth II. According to the job posting, the social-media manager working for the royal household will have to find new ways to maintain the Queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage.
The job will be based in Buckingham Palace and will pay a salary of €30,000, which is equivalent to approximately Rs 26.5 Lakh.
As the Queen’s social-media manager and an employee of the Royal Family, the posts and articles shared by the selected person will naturally receive high visibility, with millions of people across the globe viewing them, forwarding them and sharing them, which itself will be the biggest perk.
In addition to an attractive salary, there will be other benefits and perks offered, including a 15 per cent employer contribution pension scheme (after six months), 33 days of annual leave, including bank holidays, free lunch, and access to training and development to support the individual’s continuous professional development.
These benefits and perks bring with them great responsibilities of course. As a social-media manager working for the Royal Family of England, the work will expect a high level of work ethics. Even minute errors can adversely affect the image of the Queen as the posts will attract reactions from high profiles from across the globe.
Some of the responsibilities that the role demands include the following:
• Finding new ways to maintain the Queen’s image and presence in the public eye.
• Engaging the worldwide audience.
• Managing and overseeing news on digital and social-media platforms and also playing a key part in some digital projects.
• Creating content for social-media websites and writing feature articles for the newly-launched website of the royal household.
• Making sure that the digital content is creative and interesting enough to engage the audiences, be it stories of state visits, or award ceremonies or any Royal function.
• Helping shape the digital communication through analytics, monitoring and exploring new technologies with a futuristic approach.
The candidate should hold a relevant bachelor’s degree with significant years of experience in similar roles. The candidate is expected to have experience in publishing content on social media and digital media, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.