Sasha Frere-Jones and Genius.com—the lyrics annotation site—never seemed like a good fit, and so it’s little surprise that the music critic has reduced his role from full-time staffer to contractual worker.
According to Gawker, Frere-Jones decided to make the move because he wanted more time to work on other projects. You know, like actual writing; not simply adding notes to song lyrics.
Freer-Jones left The New Yorker for Genius in January. His next stop—weirdly enough—could be Gawker. In the same report about his status at Genius, Gawker noted that Frere-Jones had interviewed for a spot there.