Genius is hiring a

Creative Director

Brooklyn, United States

Genius is searching for a Creative Director to oversee the strategy and production of our video content. The ideal candidate would be an experienced video professional who can shoot/direct/produce/edit, but also step back to define strategy and lead a production team to create excellent videos. A fluency in music culture—particularly pop music and hip-hop—is essential.

Genius began as a website for decoding rap lyrics and has since evolved into the Internet's most comprehensive database of musical knowledge, reaching more than 60 million people a month between our site traffic and social following. Check out our recent article in The Wall Street Journal.


  • Manage the creative development of all original Genius videos
  • Lead and manage a team of 3 Director / Editors
  • Develop style guidelines for all Genius video content
  • Write, direct, shoot, and edit videos
  • Manage the presentation of Genius’ YouTube channel and other online communities
  • Collaborate with editors and management on content strategy development

Minimum qualifications:

  • A video director/producer/editor with 5+ years of online video production experience
  • Deep knowledge in a wide variety of music genres, particularly hip-hop and pop music.
  • Fluent in the culture of social media and online communities
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced start-up environment