Barack Obama is eerily suited for this job at Spotify

“I’m still waiting for my job at Spotify.”

Barack Obama is eerily suited for this job at Spotify

These words, reportedly uttered by outgoing president Barack Obama this week, while chatting to a former Swedish ambassador, probably wouldn’t carry much clout if they came from you or I. But it looks like the music-streaming company has found room at the company for someone who may just match Obama’s skills and experience.

The President of Playlists job requires the successful applicant to “provide world-class leadership” to the company’s playlist editors and supporting staff. Playlist ideas are a big part of the role, with the ad suggesting ideas 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”.

The successful applicant will also “analyse data and performance of playlists in a clear and transparent manner using all available intelligence,” while making sure they “attend daily briefings” – something that rules out the outgoing president’s successor.

If you’re reading this and still believe that this is a real job you stand a chance of getting, the section on experience will almost certainly rule you out. Under a segment labelled “Who you are”, the ad demands you have “at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation”. That narrows down the list of candidates considerably, but Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Angela Merkel must still fancy their chances.

They’re still in with a decent shout until the last point, which reads: “Someone with good team spirit, excellent work ethic, a friendly and warm attitude, and a Nobel Peace Prize.”

Oh. Congratulations, Barack.

Still, if Obama doesn’t fancy the (fictional) job, you can (waste your time and) apply here.

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