Spotify courts President of Playlists

Senior roles are always harder to fill than their junior counterparts: and the higher you get up the tree the tougher it becomes to find the perfect candidate.

Spotify’s latest role, President of Playlists, matches the above description.

According to the job advert on the music streaming website, the holder of the role will oversee the “music curation and playlists team, across offices around the world.”

They will be required, amongst other things, 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 healthcare legislation that bears your name.”

The ideal candidate will: “Have at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation”; “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”; and have a Nobel Peace Prize.  

CEO and Founder, Daniel EK, asked the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, on Twitter if he fancied the job.  

So far, he is the only President to be approached. 

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