Unless your name is Meghan Markle, chances are you’re not going to get to live in a palace. But for the rest of us regular folks, there’s now an opportunity to work in one. And not just your average palace — Kensington Palace. That’s right, Prince Harry, Prince William and Duchess Kate are looking for good help, and since good help is hard to find, they turned to LinkedIn to find the perfect employee.
It’s a full-time position for a senior communications officer at Kensington Palace in London, and focuses primarily on their Royal Foundation. The Royal Foundation — run by Will, Kate and Harry — is the organization through which they do their charity work, which focuses on the armed forces, conservation of resources, mental health and young people.
“This role will work both reactively and proactively to manage the daily news flow to the media, ensuring items are accurately and positively reported and received by audiences via traditional, digital and social media,” the listing reads.
Sadly, your desire to admire the royals from afar won’t be what gets you through the palace doors. The successful candidate needs to have experience in marketing, media or public relations, and working for a charity. And the position will probably involve having to respond to media inquiries after business hours — but that just comes with any job like this, no matter whom you work for.
Other responsibilities include developing communications strategies and creative campaigns for the Royal Foundation and supporting the Royal Household’s communications team.
And while it’s unclear how close the comms officer would be working with the royals, there’ll be no blabbing about the inner workings of the palace — the role requires a discreet individual.
“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 posting concludes.
Sounds tough, but if it means getting some face time with Harry, or even George and Charlotte on Bring Your Kids to Work Day, then we’re in.