President Barack Obama, unquestionably the most pop culturally literate commander-in-chief of all time, has been an enthusiastic Spotify user since 2015, frequently sharing playlists of his favorite music (we know you listened to his Christmas 2015 playlist).
On a recent trip to the Swedish company's home country, Obama decided to throw his hat in the ring for a new gig after the presidency: "I'm still waiting for my job at Spotify... cuz' I know y'all loved my playlist!" he told, Natalia Brzezinski , wife of the former US ambassador to Sweden.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek figured he might as well help out the soon-to-be unemployed leader — so he posted a link to a job opening at Spotify: President of Playlists.
While the job posting doesn't exactly mention Obama by name, it's pretty specific to his qualifications.
The ad starts by describing Spotify's company culture to prospective candidates: "Spotify is full of hope, and always open to change." Perhaps the outgoing commander-in-chief might be familiar with such rhetoric?
The job description itself seems to align nicely with Obama's interests. Potential applicants can look forward to "identify[ing] and substantiat[ing] 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."
The commander-in-chief's star-studded social network might be of use in the new position. "Ever had Kendrick Lamar play at your birthday bash?" the post inquires, "We'd love to hear about it!" (Lamar helped Obama ring in his 55th birthday).
...Seems like the only appropriate addition to a resumé after 'President of The United States of America.'
Besides, the gig shouldn't be too difficult for him.
All the company needs, according to the job posting, is "someone with good team spirit, excellent work ethic, a friendly and warm attitude, and a Nobel Peace Prize."