The Queen will pay you £30,000 a year to tweet for her

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As bosses go, you’d be hard pressed to find one more badass and inspiring than Queen Elizabeth II.

Which is why, when we learned that Her Majesty wants to pay a seasoned social media user to run her personal Twitter account, we were all ears…

A job advert has been placed on the Queen’s official website, which claims that Liz is seeking a new “digital communications officer” to join her “fast-paced” and “dynamic” team.

The full-time role – which pays a cool £30,000 a year – will involve managing the Twitter account of our reigning sovereign, as well as writing posts on her Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels.

Of course, there will be strict guidelines in place; nobody’s expecting you to post photos of what Queenie’s been eating for breakfast (although, let’s face it, the world definitely needs more Buckingham Palace #foodporn shots). Instead, you’ll be letting the world know about her work and the Royal Family’s public role.

So, to clarify, that’s less regal selfies, and more documenting state visits, award ceremonies and Royal engagements.

“It's the sheer variety of challenges you'll face,” the advert explains. “And it's joining the team who engage the public and media, with the work, role and relevance of The Royal Family.

“This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.”

As well as a pretty impressive salary – not to mention the best ice breaker in the world (“Yah, darling - I run the Queen’s Twitter account for her!”), the job also promises a “comprehensive benefits package”.

This includes 33 days of paid holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15% employer contribution pensions scheme, as well as training and “personal development”.

The Sun, who first spotted the job listing (which is for maternity cover), have pointed out that the applicant must be university educated, with an “eye to the future” and experience of managing websites.

They will also need royally good photography and video skills, to ensure that they can deal with all the daily needs of the social media machine.

Tempted to apply? Visit the Royal Household’s website now.

Images: Rex Pictures


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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.