Spotify has a new job listing posted, but the position seems rather tailored for a specific applicant who is soon to be unemployed. The role is President of Playlists at the company, which describes itself as “full of hope, and always open to change.”
The President would be responsible for celebrating the diversity of Spotify’s playlists, as well as attending daily briefings. And in case the desired candidate isn’t obvious already, the “Who you are” details hammer it home. Eloquent speech-making is key: “Let us be clear, you should be nothing short of one of the greatest speakers of all time.” Federal-level playlist construction is critical: “Anything from an eclectic summer playlist, to a celebratory, “I just found my birth certificate” playlist.”
Apparently Barack Obama’s summer playlists really made an impact. Here is the full listing:
President of Playlists
Spotify is growing globally, and we are now looking for a President of Playlists. In this position you will be overseeing our music curation and playlists team, across offices around the world.
Spotify started in Sweden in 2006, but we’re now in over 60 countries and counting. As an organization, we are full of hope, and always open to change.
What you’ll do:
- Provide world-class leadership to our playlist editors and supporting staff.
- 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.
- Analyze data and performance of playlists in a clear and transparent manner using all available intelligence. Attend daily briefings.
- Celebrate our diversity of playlists, from Viva Latino (3.4 million followers) to Rap Caviar (5.3 million followers).
Who you are:
- Have at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation.
- Familiar with the Spotify platform, with experience in programming playlists at a federal level. Anything from an eclectic summer playlist, to a celebratory, “I just found my birth certificate” playlist.
- Have good relationships with a wide range of artists and musicians. Ever had Kendrick Lamar play at your birthday bash? We’d love to hear about it!
- Can speak passionately about playlists at press events. Let us be clear, you should be nothing short of one of the greatest speakers of all time.
- A keen attention to detail and consistency. Able to work closely with other departments, so playlists can hold up to public scrutiny.
- Someone with good team spirit, excellent work ethic, a friendly and warm attitude, and a Nobel Peace Prize.