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Genius // knowledge project to annotate the world
Media, Internship    Brooklyn    Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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Genius is searching for an intern to support our editorial team with brainstorming, pitching, researching, & writing music-driven news stories & features for the site. Strong writing & editing skills, a solid grasp on compelling storytelling, & a fluency in music cultureparticularly hip-hop & pop musicare essential.

Genius is the world's biggest encyclopedia of music. Powered by its community, in-house creative team, & the artists themselves, Genius serves music knowledge to over 100 million people each month on & everywhere music fans connect across the internet.

Founded in 2009, Genius began as a platform for annotating rap lyrics. Over the years, it has expanded its mission to include more than hip-hop, & more than just lyrics. Every song has a story that needs to be told, & the biggest names in musicincluding Frank Ocean, Lorde, & Cardi Bcome to Genius to give the world insight into their art.


  • Writing posts & annotations, fact-checking, transcribing interviews, general researching, coding (markdown preferred), & copyediting
  • Collaborating with the Genius editorial team to create new concepts & franchises
  • Pitching & writing stories for the site

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience writing (in some capacity) about music / entertainment
  • Strong interest in writing; deep knowledge of the current music scene, especially hip-hop & pop
  • Must submit 2-3 writing samples, a letter of interest, & a resume

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Previous news / journalism experience
  • Current Genius user / community member
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