In an impressive example of creative recruitment, as well as excellent marketing, Spotify has offered a job to President Barack Obama. A somewhat cryptic job ad on the website reveals that the company is looking for a “president of playlists”.
Although the ad does not specifically name the soon-to-be-jobless Obama, it drops plenty of hints as to who they created the position for.
According to the ad, the president of playlists will “provide world-class leadership” and “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.” (Read more: Listen to President Obama’s Summer Playlist)
Under job requirements, Spotify is asking for “at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation”. Additionally, the right candidate should be “one of the greatest speakers of all time”, “someone with good team spirit, excellent work ethic, a friendly and warm attitude, and a Nobel Peace Prize”.
As the job title suggests, Spotify would also like their new president of playlists to have experience with programming playlists. “Anything from an eclectic summer playlist, to a celebratory, “I just found my birth certificate” playlist”.
Obama reportedly joked last week that he would like to work for Spotify. With his current employment coming to an end, the company seems happy to oblige. Presumably just in case Obama isn’t checking Spotify’s careers website on a daily basis, CEO Daniel Ek alerted him to the opportunity on Twitter.
— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) January 9, 2017
The story was first reported in Human Resources Magazine.