Genius is hiring a

Music News Editor

Brooklyn, United States

Genius is searching for a Music News Editor to deliver daily coverage of popular music news with a focus on lyrics, producers, songwriters, and musical knowledge. The ideal candidate would be an experienced writer and editor accustomed to the pace of the music news cycle. A deep knowledge of music history and social media culture—particularly in pop 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, 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit multiple music news posts daily
  • Surface music news stories from lyrics, forum posts, annotations, and other community content
  • Collaborate with broader team on development, packaging, and distribution of content
  • Interview artists for editorial and song page content

Minimum qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in music writing
  • Deep knowledge in a wide variety of music genres, particularly pop music and hip-hop
  • A Genius account and active participation in the knowledge project
  • Interviewing and reporting experience
  • Fluent in the culture of social media and online communities
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment