A Nobel Prize and "experience in programming playlists at a federal level" are big pluses for the gig.
Spotify has responded to Barack Obama's quip about waiting for his job offer at the digital music service by creating a new position that seems fitting for the outgoing POTUS, that of President of Playlists. In a tweet to Obama on Monday, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said "I heard you were interested in a role at Spotify. Have you seen this one?" before linking to a full-fledged "job" posting on Spotify's website.
"In this position you will be overseeing our music curation and playlists team, across offices around the world," the posting notes, before tossing in a couple Obama buzzwords. "Spotify started in Sweden in 2006, but we're now in over 60 countries and counting. As an organization, we are full of hope, and always open to change."
In the "what you'll do" section, Spotify says the PoP will provide "world-class leadership" to their playlist editors, "identify and substantiate new playlist ideas" (like one for "addressing the nation about health care legislation that bears your name") plus "analyze data and performance of playlists in a clear and transparent manner using all available intelligence."