Genius Games is Hiring - Marketing Assistant

Marketing Assistant

Genius Games is looking for a Marketing Assistant with potential to move up in the company to become our Marketing and Sales Manager in the future. You don’t need to know much about Marketing, just a strong desire to learn as you go! This role is critical for Genius Games, and the input, contributions and decisions made by this person will be extremely important to the success of our company.

We’re looking for someone who is highly self-directed, organized, and analytic. Someone who is personable and who loves solving challenging puzzles, and is also not afraid to try new things, test things out and make progress by trial and error. Someone who thrives in an atmosphere where giving and receiving feedback is the norm. 

Most importantly, this person finds meaning and fulfillment in using their skills to personally and directly help drive the growth of a small company.

If you’re just looking for another job, this position isn’t for you. If you don’t love working your rear off as a critical part of a team, to grow something that really matters, and learn a bunch along the way, then this isn’t the position for you.


  • You’re analytical and enjoying thinking through things in a quantitative way
  • You’re tech-savvy and can quickly troubleshoot technical issues
  • You’re self-directed and don’t need hand holding or reminders to get things done 
  • You’re high achieving and love delivering excellent work
  • You’re humble and listen to feedback about how you can improve and learn
  • You enjoy trial & error and finding ways to optimize both results and processes 
  • You’re not afraid to admit what you don’t know something and habitually use Google or YouTube to teach yourself anything you want to know or learn
  • You enjoy the challenge of solving complicated but meaningful problems
  • You’re organized and consistent


    • Highly proficient finding answers by Googling or YouTube - Mandatory
    • Proficient in Spreadsheets (Excel and Google Sheets)
    • Proficient in math, logic and analytic problem solving
    • Personable communicator via email or verbal communication
    • An eye for engaging visual design


    • Coordinating online paid advertising through Amazon, Google, and Facebooks (~20%)
    • Fluctuating tasks: preparing for conventions, Kickstarters, newsletters, etc. (~20%)
    • Social media management, contests, promotions and updates (~15%)
    • Communicating with influencers and product reviewers (~15%)
    • Optimizing Amazon Listings - Keywords, Images, ect. (~10%)
    • Finding and maintaining sales channel relationships (~10%)
    • Team-wide meetings and strategic growth (~10%)

    Note: Tasks above will be molded around candidates strengths, experience and training


    • Social platforms Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Pinterest, etc. 
    • Listing Products on Amazon’s Seller Central Marketplace
    • Amazon’s Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising Platform
    • Crafting Newsletters in platforms like MailChimp 
    • Google Analytics, Adwords or Keyword Planner
    • Sending pitch email to potential customers
    • Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube Ads
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    • Terms Like: Return on Investment (ROI), Click Through Rate (CTR), etc.


    This position can be a Part-Time, or Full-Time and is located in St. Louis, Missouri. The position will include a three months onboarding and training period. Compensation for this position will start at $36,000 to $42,000 for full time (or $15 to $20 per hour for part-time) commensurate with training, education and experience. The hope is to hire an individual to initially take on the day-to-day Marketing and Sales responsibilities. Over the next 1-3 years, this individual would progress into a Manager role with more strategically focused responsibilities and higher compensation and after 5+ years progress into a Director role with greater responsibility and compensation.

    This position offers paid holidays and a very generous PTO package. After one year of employment full-time positions are additionally compensated with quarterly discretionary bonuses based upon performance and company profits. This position currently offers no healthcare or 401k benefits, but the company is currently working on a 401k package and plans to initiate health care benefits in the near future as well.


    We believe science is fascinating and should be a joy to learn. We believe that hobby games are not just fun, but a healthy activity to promote social skills and learn about the world we live in.

    With that in mind our focus is on: Accurate science products that engage, educate and inspire.

    We specialize in publishing board games, card games, jigsaw puzzles, children’s books and many other types of interactive games and activities, but with a twist - everything published by Genius Games is accurately themed around science! The company has been featured in a number of major media outlets such as Popular Science Magazine, Scientific American, Gizmodo and many more. We’ve been growing at a tremendous rate every year since we’ve been in business, and the hobby board game industry as a whole is booming.


    As a member of the Genius Games team, you are expected to embody the core values of the company. These core value are what we as a team hire and fire by:

    • Self-directed High Achievement: Taking responsibility for yourself and taking the initiative to do what needs to be done without having to be instructed step-by-step.
    • Always Improving: Seeking to become a more knowledgeable, skillful, insightful and healthy individual, both on and off the job, is key to your success as part of a team.
    • Own The Outcome: Seeing your work through to the end, delivering results that are a reflection of who you are and what you believe is your level of competency. When things go wrong, you accept responsibility and work to make them excellent.
    • Feedback Driven: Quality comes from zealously seeking feedback and criticism from multiple perspectives, listening in order to understand how you can improve, and then judiciously applying those insights to produce amazing results.
    • Candid and Compassionate: Always being forthright, empathetic, and sincere because people are the most important resource we have. Treat each other with kindness and respect, especially during conflict.

    To apply, click this link to fill out our application and take a brief assessment from our partner Spring - The Business Growth Lab.

    Next Steps, once we receive your application, if we feel like you’re a good fit for our team, we’ll send you another brief assessment and schedule a time to meet you via Zoom.