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The Royal Family Is Hiring, & Anyone Can Apply

Start freshening up your résumé, because your dream job just became available.

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In literally all seriousness, you could get a job working for the royal family, based in Kensington Palace. No, this is not a drill.

Some eagle-eyed job seekers noticed the posting on LinkedIn, and of course it’s gone viral, because who on the planet doesn’t want to work alongside the former Kate Middleton, Princes William and Harry and Queen Elizabeth II?

The downside is that it sounds like a pretty tough role to land. The job would mean working primarily with William, Kate and Harry as their senior communications officer, a mid-senior role that has some pretty extensive requirements.

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According to the job posting, whomever gets the job will be responsible for managing “the daily news flow to the media, ensuring items are accurately and positively reported and received by audiences via traditional, digital and social media.”

It continues, “The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and implementation of the communications strategy for The Royal Foundation and producing and delivering creative communications campaigns. The Senior Communications Officer will also be required to conduct research for special projects and contribute to strategic discussions and will provide support to the overall Household communications team.”

The palace is looking for someone with “extensive experience” in marketing, media or public relations, and the royal family would prefer someone with charity experience, since this job will involve work with their royal foundation.

And of course, “[t]he 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.”

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Well, count me out. Tweeting surreptitious photos of Prince Harry probably isn’t the palace’s idea of “discreet,” and I would not be able to resist doing that.

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