Barbara Chai, deputy editor of culture, training and outreach at The Wall Street Journal, has left the news organization to become deputy of strategy and operations for the New York Times’ culture department.
She had been in her role at The Journal since December 2020.
She previously was global head of content strategy and thought leadership for Publicis Sapient, the digital consulting arm of Publicis Groupe, based in New York.
She had left The Journal in July 2019 for that position. Chai had previously overseen international news in Brussels, and she also launched Pro vertical editions and managed the Speakeasy site.
In addition, she edited Sue Shellenbarger‘s “From Campus to Career” e-book, conducted interviews at the Journal’s Future of Everything Festival, was a juror at the SXSW Film Festival, wrote Weekend Confidential profiles on Daniel Radcliffe and Armie Hammer, and volunteered to participate as a journalism mentor to a Morgan State University student.