Noema: Senior Editor

This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and salary. Our office is in the historic Bradbury building is downtown Los Angeles, but we will also consider remote workers.

~Report to and work closely with the executive editor on digital and print
~Commission primarily essays and longform essays — but also interviews, reportage and videos — on policy/governance, climate change, philosophy, economics, technology, geopolitics and culture
~Assign and stay on track of deadlines
~Edit pieces from start to finish, including developmental editing, backfielding (sometimes significantly reworking or asking for rewrites or additions) and copy editing
~Write sharp heds and deks
~Work with the art editor to make sure the original art they commission reflects the nuances of the written work for each piece
~Strategize with the audience growth editor on how best to promote each piece
~Load and publish pieces using our CMS
~Find and recruit new authors to add to our freelance author base
~Because we are a small team, we all pitch in on varied tasks, which may include working with engineers to make changes to the CMS when needed, submitting for awards, occasionally fact-checking, etc.

~5 or more years of experience as an editor
~Fluency in digital media
~Knowledge of the topics we cover
~Strong writing and communications skills
~Bachelor’s degree

~Experience in print media
~Fluency in foreign languages

Salary range:
$110,000 – $160,000/yr

Benefits and perks:
~Sick leave, holiday, vacation and other paid time off
~Medical, dental, vision, and outstanding 401k
~Employee phone reimbursement
~Professional development opportunities
~Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides wellness, parenting, financial and legal advice from specialized professionals

Please send a resume and cover letter, combined as one document, to

Noema Magazine is a proud equal opportunities workplace. We firmly believe employing a diverse workforce is important regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Noema Magazine is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

composed by Arswain
machine learning consultation by Anna Tskhovrebov
commissioned by the Berggruen Institute
premiered at the Bradbury Building
downtown Los Angeles
april 22, 2022

Human perception of what sounds “beautiful” is necessarily biased and exclusive. If we are to truly expand our hearing apparatus, and thus our notion of beauty, we must not only shed preconceived sonic associations but also invite creative participation from beings non-human and non-living. We must also begin to cede creative control away from ourselves and toward such beings by encouraging them to exercise their own standards of beauty and collaborate with each other.

Movement I: Alarm Call
‘Alarm Call’ is a long-form composition and sound collage that juxtaposes, combines, and manipulates alarm calls from various human, non-human, and non-living beings. Evolutionary biologists understand the alarm call to be an altruistic behavior between species, who, by warning others of danger, place themselves by instinct in a broader system of belonging. The piece poses the question: how might we hear better to broaden and enhance our sense of belonging in the universe? Might we behave more altruistically if we better heed the calls of – and call out to – non-human beings?

Using granular synthesis, biofeedback, and algorithmic modulation, I fold the human alarm call – the siren – into non-human alarm calls, generating novel “inter-being” sonic collaborations with increasing sophistication and complexity. 

Movement II: A.I.-Truism
A synthesizer piece co-written with an AI in the style of Vangelis’s Blade Runner score, to pay homage to the space of the Bradbury Building.

Movement III: Alarmism
A machine learning model “learns” A.I.Truism and recreates Alarm Call, generating an original fusion of the two.

Movement IV: A.I. Call
A machine learning model “learns” Alarm Call and recreates A.I.Truism, generating an original fusion of the two.