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Genius is an online knowledge project with the goal to annotate the world.
Brooklyn    Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019
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Genius is looking for a temporary HR Associate to work from approximately mid-January to mid-June. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented & have basic knowledge of human resources. Since this position is part of a small team, this is a good opportunity for someone to develop a good understanding of all aspects of the human resources function.

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.

To learn more check out our sizzle, & follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, & Youtube.


  • Assist the Head of People with day to day functions
  • Manage the new hires process by creating the offer paperwork & coordinating new employee onboarding
  • Complete background checks, NY State payday forms, & I9 paperwork
  • Track headcount, compensation, & other HR metrics
  • Manage payroll by coordinating timesheets for hourly employees & managing leave
  • Act as the point person for employee questions about benefits, 401k program, payroll & other HR functions
  • Help coordinate the Genius summer internship program
  • Assist with performance reviews, employee surveys, training, & larger talent development initiatives
  • Help with freelance contracts, recruiting, & other functions as needed


  • 1-2 years of human resources experience & knowledge of basic human resources functions preferred
  • Capable of handling confidential information with discretion & sensitivity
  • Self-motivated, good time-management skills, able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Detailed & process oriented
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
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