Buckingham Palace wants to pay someone £50k to manage the Queen's Twitter account

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If you're a Twitter fiend who knows their Snapchat from their Instagram, Her Majesty needs you.

Buckingham Palace is advertising a role for a head of digital engagement - and with a salary of up to £50,000 a year, it doesn't really matter if you're a monarchist or not...

The role, which includes managing the Queen's social media accounts and driving the content strategy of her website, will involve following Her Majesty on state visits, award ceremonies and royal engagements, ensuring her social media channels "consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences".

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The winning candidate - who will receive a 15 per cent employer contribution pension, 33 days' annual leave and free launches - will need to have "exemplary" writing and editorial skills.

They also may have to put up with a bit of meddling from their boss: the Queen has been known to indulge in a the odd Twitter session. In 2014 she tweeted:

However, the job can be challenging, palace insiders suggest. The advert warns: "The reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation, brand and impact will be at the forefront of all you do." Yes, ma'am.