Spotify wants Obama to be its President of Playlists
Spotify could be the coolest app right now as it offers Barack Obama a job as a President of Playlists.
Now that Obama is in the final stretch of his presidency, he joked about wanting to work at the music streaming service Spotify. Fortunately, Spotify has something to offer for him. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek reached out Obama on Twitter to propose a new job entitled “President of Playlists.”
“We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like, or what music you love. We believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background, lead to a better environment for everyone. We value this and encourage you to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music,” Spotify noted.
Having a very specific list of qualifications, the job description requires the applicant to provide world-class leadership to their playlist editors and supporting staff.
The President of Playlists also needs to identify and substantiate new playlist ideas, from a playlist for shooting hoops with his/her friends, to the perfect warm up playlist for addressing the nation about health care legislation that bears their name.
Aside from attending daily briefings, the job also requires analyzing data and performance of playlists in a clear and transparent manner using all available intelligence. The President of Playlist must also celebrate Spotify’s diversity of playlists.
Spotify also announced the job’s qualifications, in which applicants must at least have eight years of experience running a highly-regarded nation. The applicant must be familiar with the Spotify platform and has an experience in programming playlists at federal level, and is able to do a “I just found my birth certificate” playlist.
Spotify looks for an applicant that has good relationships with a wide range of artists and musicians, and can speak passionately about playlists at press events. The music app is looking for someone who is able to work closely with other departments, so playlists can hold up to public scrutiny.
Most of all, someone with good team spirit, excellent work ethic, a friendly and warm attitude, and a Nobel Peace Prize.