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Buckingham Palace offers £30,000 to manage The Queen’s Twitter account

A job advertisement was placed on The Queen’s official website earlier this week, seeking to hire a digital communications officer.

The role will be full time with the new digital communications officer starting their term working for Buckingham Palace in March this year. The expected salary for the position is set at £30,000 a year.

What will the role consist of?

The new digital communications officer will be committed to working 37.5 hours a week, “finding new ways to maintain The Queen’s presence in the public eye.”

The role will entail using social networking platforms like Twitter to communicate to the public about Her Majesty’s day to day activities. The digital communications officer will also have the responsibility to make sure other digital platforms like the newly launched royal website contains content on The Queen’s frequent royal engagements.

The job description advertised on The Queen’s website summarises the role as being “fast paced and dynamic.” The digital communications officer will “help hone and shape our digital communications through analytics, monitoring and exploring new technologies.”

Do you qualify for the role?

There is a lengthy list of requirements you will need to meet laid out by Buckingham Palace to become a digital communications officer.

The role requires you to:

  • Be “educated to degree level”, candidates will only be considered if they have studied at university.
  • Have “previous experience of managing websites and delivering successful digital communications and projects, preferably in a high profile environment.”
  • Must have experience “of creating and publishing digital and social media content, you’ll be confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms.” So if you’re confident at using Facebook and Twitter you could stand a chance.
  • You will need to have “good photography skills with experience producing live social media content, and video production skills.”
  • Have an “initiative and a flexible approach, you’ll be comfortable managing a varied proactive and reactive workload.”
  • Must be a “natural communicator with a genuine user focus, you’ll enjoy working within a small, supportive team.”

These are just a handful of the attributes you will need to have to be an appropriate fit for the digital communications officer role.

With the extensive list of requirements aside, the position does have its benefits. Buckingham Palace is offering the successful candidate a benefits package. The package includes a “15% employer contribution pension scheme, 33 days annual leave and access to training and development to support your continuous professional development.”

The vacancy closes early next week, the 14th of February.