If you’ve been reading The Muse for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen us mention the ever-growing field of social media. This industry, we have pointed out, has high-paying jobs that allow you to be on Facebook all day (OK, yes, and do a lot of other things like come up with a strategy). And, apparently, it now ranks as quite the prestigious job in certain circles.
This morning we got word that The British Monarchy is hiring a “Head of Digital Engagement” person to oversee the royal family’s social platforms.
From live tweeting an award ceremony or royal engagement to snapping precious photos of Prince George for The British Monarchy’s Instagram (which has some 328K followers!), you’ll have some pretty premium access to England’s most popular family, and you’ll get paid about $72,000 a year to do it.
The 37.5 hours-week job comes with a complete benefits package: 33 days of vacation (ahem, holiday), free lunches, and professional development opportunities. But more than that, according to the description on the official website, “It's knowing your content will be viewed by millions.” Sure, the pay is totally respectable, but this gig is way more about the prestige because really, “having your work shared around the world will be the biggest reward.” The resulting opportunities are almost unimaginable.
While the “About You” section of the job listing is comprehensive, it’s not terribly daunting. Basically, they’re looking for someone who’s creative with stellar writing and editing skills. Candidates should “be confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms and analytics tools.” And they should be skilled in marketing management as well as possess knowledge on developing technology.
Love the idea, but not ready to move to another country? Check out open social media jobs right here in America.