Genius is hiring an

Executive Editor

Brooklyn, United States

Genius is searching for an Executive Editor who can create compelling articles that advance our mission of establishing Genius as the ultimate source for music knowledge. The ideal candidate would be an experienced editor, writer, and manager who is also a passionate pop music and hip-hop expert.

Genius began as a website for decoding rap lyrics and has since evolved into the Internet's most comprehensive database of musical knowledge, with more than 50 million monthly unique visitors and tens of thousands of contributing users. Check out our recent article in The Wall Street Journal.


  • Plan, produce, and edit feature and news content on a daily editorial website
  • Manage a team of staff editors
  • Collaborate with management to define the brand’s editorial voice and strategy
  • Cultivate a pool of recurring freelance and community writers

Minimum qualifications:

  • An editor/writer with 7+ years of online editorial and management experience
  • An expert in a wide variety of music genres with a bottomless thirst for knowledge; a deep understanding of hip-hop and pop music culture are particularly important
  • A meticulous copy-editor
  • Fluent in the culture of social media and online communities
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment