In this day and age, it is hard to find a job that can both feed your family and give you a sense of fulfillment and happiness at the same time. It is always a matter of choice between the two. But, this new job listing might immediately change your perspective. This is because the agency looking for new workers is no less than Buckingham Palace!
Queen Elizabeth herself is looking for a social media director.
According to ABS-CBN, the help-wanted notice was posted Thursday, redirects prospective applicants to the royal family’s own website. The pay ranges from 45,000 to 50,000 pounds a year based on experience, with a 37.5-hour, Monday-through-Friday workweek.
“It’s knowing your content will be viewed by millions,” the job posting said. “It’s about never standing still and finding new ways to maintain the queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage. This is what makes working for the royal household exceptional.”
The position was listed at a tumultuous time for the monarchy, which has been grappling with negative publicity over Prince Andrew’s ties to the financier Jeffrey Epstein, who had been accused of sex trafficking before his suicide in August. Many are also on the lookout for a potential succession in the monarchy, in which the queen would hand the reins to Prince Charles, who is believed to be taking a more active role in shaping the royal agenda.
It was not immediately clear whether Buckingham Palace was seeking to fill an existing vacancy or it had created a new position. In May, the palace posted an opening for a digital communications officer with a salary of roughly 30,000 pounds. Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.
The application deadline for the current opening is Dec. 24, according to the LinkedIn job description, which said the ideal candidate should have experience “managing and editing high-profile websites, social media, and other digital formats.” As of Thursday evening, 45 people had applied for the position through LinkedIn, according to the website.
Are you interested in taking this job? Head to LinkedIn now and forward necessary application docs to the corresponding parties.
Just one quick reminder to all interested applicants, be careful not to confuse #ootd, the hashtag for “outfit of the day,” with OBE, the Order of the British Empire.