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This article was published on April 20, 2016

    You can get paid £50,000 to run The Queen’s social media

    You can get paid £50,000 to run The Queen’s social media
    Kirsty Styles
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    Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She l Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She loves tech for good, cleantech, edtech, assistive tech, politech (?), diversity in tech.

    It’s the Queen’s 90th birthday tomorrow, April 21, but proving some are never too long in the tooth, Her Maj is currently advertising for a new head of social media.

    The UK’s Royal Family is offering up to £50,000 (almost $72,000) for someone (responsible, presumably) to work as its head of digital engagement in charge of websites and social media accounts with an audience of potentially billions around the world.

    You’ll work over at Buckingham Palace, have 33 days of holiday and, even though there is usually no such thing, get free lunch.

    In a slightly chilling statement, given that many UK citizens have long been calling for abolition of the monarchy, the role is summarized thus [to be read in The Queen’s voice]: “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.”

    But remember: “The reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation, brand and impact will be at the forefront of all you do.”

    You will manage accounts like ‎@BritishMonarchy@KensingtonRoyal and @ClarenceHouse. However @Queen_UK is, apparently, a parody.

    This, however, actually happened.

    So what will be your first retweet on the job?

    This is starting to look like Boaty McBoatface all over again.