Spotify Offers Barack Obama Job As ‘President Of Playlists’


In ten days, President Barack Obama will be out of a job. Thankfully, Spotify has the President’s back.

The music giant posted a new job advertisement on its career page on Tuesday for a job titled the ‘President of Playlists’.

The posting doesn’t actually list Barack Obama by name, but it’s pretty obvious there’s only one man qualified for the job.

Spotify says the candidate will be required to have at least ‘eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation’ and ‘substantiate new playlist ideas, e.g. from a playlist for shooting hoops with your friends, to the perfect warm up playlist for addressing the nation about health care legislation that bears your name.’

It continues: “Have good relationships with a wide range of artists and musicians. Ever had Kendrick Lamar play at your birthday bash? We’d love to hear about it!”

Specifically, they’re looking for someone ‘with good team spirit, excellent work ethic, a friendly and warm attitude, and a Nobel Peace Prize’.

The position is in response to Obama’s quip about waiting for his job offer at the digital music service.

He said while speaking with former Swedish ambassador Mark Brzezinski at the White House last week: “I’m still waiting for my job at Spotify.”

He went on to joke that CEO and founder Daniel Ek and company would want him on board ‘Cuz’ I know y’all loved my playlist’.

So Elk took a more direct approach at recruiting the current commander-in-chief by tweeting him on Tuesday morning. He wrote: “Hey @BarackObama, I heard you were interested in a role at Spotify. Have you seen this one?”

With eight years running a country under his belt, it’s pretty safe to say Obama would have this job down pat.

If you want to try and beat the President of the United States to the position and you happen to have a Nobel Peace Prize, you can apply here.