Barack Obama has been offered a surprising new role by digital music service Spotify when he leaves the White House on the 20th of this month. Obama is set to leave the White House on January 20 as the controversial Donald Trump gets set for his inauguration. Trump shocked the world in November of last year, when he won the 2016 US Presidential election over Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton, after being heavily criticized throughout the campaign for his controversial comments on immigrants, Muslims and his treatment towards women.

Obama offered new job

Recently Barack Obama joked about what he intended to do once he left the White House, claiming that he was hopeful of obtaining a job with the music and podcast streaming giants Spotify once Trump took his seat at the White House and it now seems as though Spotify are eager to fulfill his wishes after they posted on their careers page a vacancy for a 'President of Playlists'. The advert for the job claims that those applying for the role with the company should have "at least eight years' experience running a highly-regarded nation" and requires applicants to have "a friendly warm attitude, and a Nobel Peace prize".

In what is no doubt a clever marketing ploy from the Swedish company, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek wrote to Obama on Twitter after the President joked about working for the company, writing "I heard you were interested in a role at Spotify.

Have you seen this one" and linking the job vacancy to the tweet.

Although the advert does not directly name Obama, it is an obvious acknowledgement by Spotify of his previous comments regarding the company with the advertisement using several sly references to the outgoing President.

For instance, the role requirements include creating new playlist ideas for things like "shooting hoops with your friends, to the perfect warm-up playlist for addressing the nation about health care legislation". The advert also makes reference to when rapper Kendrick Lamar played Obama's 55th birthday stating "Ever had Kendrick Lamar play at your birthday bash? We'd love to hear about it". Obama has been making playlists and sharing them with other Spotify users since 2015 but we doubt the 55-year old is ready for such a drastic switch in careers just yet.