Gelles to take over “Corner Office” at NY Times
New York Times retail/consumer editor Bill Brink and business editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following announcement on Thursday:
Corner Office is coming back.
For nine years and through more than 500 columns, Corner Office provided readers a seat at the table with the country’s top business leaders and innovators. Deftly managed by Adam Bryant, it featured interviews with a wide range of chief executives — some of them steering powerful corporations and others who ran disruptive startups.
It was a timeless concept: part voyeurism, part business school curriculum, part personal narrative.
Now, David Gelles is taking over Corner Office and adapting it for a new era, with the aim of making it digital first and more reader inclusive.
David will be in dialogue with our readers, asking them who they want to hear from, what they want to hear about and putting those questions to the C.E.O.’s he interviews.
He’ll be broadening the conceit beyond print, with audio, video and Facebook Live. Down the line, Corner Office interviews may take place as live events at business schools and in various cities.
In all cases, David will be talking to C.E.O.’s about the big issues of the day, getting their views on leadership, management and urgent workplace issues, as well as their personal histories.
Readers will be able to share their ideas by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be using the Twitter hashtag #NYTcorneroffice.
David is uniquely suited to take over this franchise. He has been a business reporter for The Times for four and a half years, writing for Sunday Business, DealBook and across the paper, and previously covered media for The Financial Times. He is the author of “Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business From the Inside Out.”
Corner Office will relaunch in late February or early March. In the meantime, we’d love to hear suggestions about whom you think we should interview, and what we should ask.