In just under two weeks, Barack Hussein Obama is going to be looking for a new job after stepping down as President of the United States. Thankfully, at least one company is hiring.
Spotify has placed a listing on its site for a newly created position—President of Playlists—and it sounds right up the alley of the outgoing POTUS. Qualifications for the position include having “at least eight years experience running a highly regarded nation,” and the ability to “speak passionately about playlists at press events.” (“Let us be clear,” the listing continues, “you should be nothing short of one of the greatest speakers of all time.”)
In case George W. Bush is getting excited about the opportunity, there’s even something to make sure that Obama knows that Spotify is specifically looking for him. One of the job requirements is to “identify 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.” Somewhere, David Cameron just became very disappointed about his post-British Prime Ministerial prospects.
Spotify founder Daniel Ek made a point of drawing Obama’s attention to the listing on Twitter…
…although as yet the President hasn’t replied. Perhaps he’ll have time after tonight’s official farewell address.