Spotify Wants to Hire Barack Obama As its ‘President of Playlists’

Many are wondering what great things Barack Obama might achieve after his presidency comes to an end 10 days from now.

Obama, meanwhile, might be keen on a more reclusive life.

The outgoing U.S. president quipped recently that he’d like to work at Spotify once his career in Washington is finished. Spotify was definitely listening.

The company’s current job board features a position for ‘President of Playlists‘ – someone who can curate a killer mixtape with “at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation” to match.

Suitable candidates should be able to craft the “perfect warm up playlist for addressing the nation about health care legislation” and ideally have been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. They should also be adept at creating playlists on a federal level, speak passionately about them at press events, and make sure they can bear public scrutiny.

Sounds like Spotify has already made its decision before reviewing applications.

President Obama, of course, is hella good at playlists. He’s been active on Spotify throughout his presidency, adding a fire mixtape to an already impressive resume in summer ’15:

  1. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
  2. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé
  3. Moondance – Van Morrison
  4. Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas
  5. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green
  6. Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan
  7. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
  8. The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
  9. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
  10. I Found My Everything – Mary J Blige
  11. Help Me – Joni Mitchell
  12. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
  13. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
  14. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  15. Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
  16. Until – Cassandra Wilson
  17. UMI Says – Mos Def
  18. The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday
  19. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
  20. Woo – Erykah Badu