Social Media is an umbrella term integrating social interactions and technology along with the construct of words and pictures. Social media has made it easier to connect globally at the tip of our fingers. From trade stories to challenges, we are just a few seconds away from gaining knowledge and exploring the world.
If you ace this game of tweeting or posting on Instagram, the Queen might just be looking for you.
The British Royal communications team has a lucrative vacancy - the post of a Digital Communication Officer for none other than Queen Elizabeth II.The British Royal family is looking for a social media manager at a salary of more than Rs 26.6 lakhs (30,000 British pounds) who can find creative ways to maintain the Queen's presence and visibility in the public eye and on the world stage across the millenials.
The job which will based in the Buckingham Palace will pay a salary of 30,000 British pounds which is equivalent to Rs 26,57,655.
What are the benefits to working as the Queen's social media manager?
1- Your work will be viewed by millions and you will gain recognition for your content worldwide.
2- Your content will not just be viewed but shared by millions too.
3- The social media posts and feature articles are bound to garner incredibly high visibility and working for the Royal family of Britain is a perk all by itself.
Queen Elizabeth II wants to hire a social media manager with generous perks.
Apart from the obvious perks of the generous salary, the benefit package of the job includes "a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (after 6 months), 33 days annual leave including bank holidays, free lunch, and access to training and development to support your continuous professional development." Moreover, apart from the state visits and the occasional Royal engagement, you need to remember that your "reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all you do" and "the reaction to our work is always high-profile".
What will the Queen's social media manager have to do?
As per the job listing on the Royal's website, here is what the job role entails:
1- Finding new ways to maintain The Queen's presence and visibility on the world stage.
2- Engage a worldwide audience with the public role and work of The Royal Family.
3- 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.
4- Create content for social networking and digital platforms, including our newly launched website, as well as researching and writing feature articles.
5- Make sure our digital channels consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences whether you're covering a state visit, award ceremony or a Royal engagement.
6- Help hone and shape our digital communications through analytics, monitoring and exploring new technologies with an eye to the future.
7- The 93-year-old queen's new digital communicator will cover everything from state visits to award ceremonies and royal engagements.
What are the eligibility requirements for the social media manager vacancy?
Here are the eligibility criteria as per the royal family:
1- Educated to degree level with previous experience of managing websites and delivering successful digital communications and projects.
2- Experience of creating and publishing digital and social media content -- you'll be confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms and analytics tools.
3- Abreast of the latest digital communication developments.
4- Innovative and with creative flair -- you'll also have accurate and compelling written and editorial skills, with expertise in designing digital content for different audience groups, purpose and formats.
5- Good photography skills with experience producing live social media content; video production skills would also be highly desirable.
6- Should have initiative and a flexible approach.
7- Excellent planning skills, and ability to quickly respond to changing priorities -- you're able to deliver in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.
8- Natural communicator with a genuine user focus -- you're self-assured liaising effectively with a broad spectrum of people on a daily basis.
The British Royal family has millions of subscribers on their social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and even Queen Elizabeth II is no stranger to posting on social media.
After the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex, Kate and Meghan, encountered online abuses, the royal household established a set of social media guidelines which asked that "that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of our social media communities."