The Royals are hiring a comms officer and they’ve put the ad on LinkedIn
Most of us mere mortals have made peace with the fact we’ll never live in a palace. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a job at the palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are hiring a senior communications officer with a "particular focus on the activity of their Royal Foundation," according to a LinkedIn job listing.
The Royal Foundation — a charity run by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry — is the organisation through which the young royals conduct their philanthropic work, which is largely focused on the armed forces, young people and conservation.
The comms officer role — currently LinkedIn’s job of the week — will, according to the job ad, manage the "daily news flow" to the media, ensuring items are "accurately and positively reported".
"The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and implementation of the communications strategy for The Royal Foundation, producing and delivering creative communications campaigns," reads the job description.
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Kensington Palace in London’s Hyde Park … not your every day office, is it?
It’s unclear just how closely the successful candidate will end up working with the royals, but they will "take the lead on The Royal Foundation communications plans" and work closely with the CEO of the foundation.
A love of the Royal Family won’t suffice if you want to be in with a decent chance of getting hired. You’ll need "extensive experience" in a marketing, media or PR office. You’ll also need a relevant degree and "ideally" experience of working in the charity sector.
"The ability to make decisions, using integrity and judgment whilst exercising caution, is also an essential requisite for the job, as is the ability to handle sensitive information with tact and discretion at all times," the job description continued. That means you’ll have to be a good secret-keeper if you want to impress the bosses!
Sounds pretty important, TBH. You never know, you might get to meet George and Charlotte if you’re lucky enough.