7 Interesting Facts About Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II to hire social media manager 

E! News reported that a job listing on the Royal Household website shows that the Private Secretary’s Office is hiring a digital communications officer for Queen Elizabeth II.

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“The role of Royal Communications is to engage a worldwide audience with the public role and work of The Royal Family,” the job listing reads. “Joining this fast paced and dynamic team, your challenge will be to 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.”

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The person hired for the job, which will be at Buckingham Palace, will be tasked with overseeing the queen’s public social media presence. Her Royal Highness probably won’t be doing her own Instagram posts again any time soon, because the job also means creating creating content on a small team of specialists to post on Twitter, Facebook and other digital platforms.

Related: Queen Elizabeth II makes her first Instagram post

To qualify, applicants must have experience managing websites, creating and publishing social media content, working in various content management systems and planning.

The salary is about £30,000, or about $38,000, depending on experience. It’s an entry-level, permanent position.

A job listing on the Royal Household website shows that Queen Elizabeth II is hiring a social media manager.
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There are some requirements that everyone must meet regardless of what job they apply for with The Royal Household, including being a British citizen or having already obtained the legal right to work in the UK.

As for the interview process, The Royal Household said interviews happen at one of the Royal residences, and include telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews and work samples, pre-employment checks and vetting, among other assessment tools.

The posting, which has been on LinkedIn since Wednesday and closes May 26, already has more than 180 applicants.

Full requirements and more information on the job is at the Royal Household website.

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