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.”
Have decided to abdicate. Kidding, kidding! Sorry Charles, mummy's just teasing.
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) April 17, 2016
This, however, actually happened.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 19, 2016
So what will be your first retweet on the job?
Someone just faceswapped the Queen and Prince George. pic.twitter.com/lgjCaXigYr
— Alvin Carpio (@AlvinCarpio) April 20, 2016
This is starting to look like Boaty McBoatface all over again.