Dow Jones PR head leaving for NYTimes
Robert Christie, the chief spokesman for Dow Jones & Co. for the past seven years, is leaving the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Marketwatch.com to work for the New York Times Co.
Christie, who was a vice president at Dow Jones, will be senior vice president of corporate communications at the New York Times. He starts March 22.
Christie was responsible for brand, executive and crisis communications for Dow Jones’ businesses worldwide.
He directed the communications campaigns for the launches of The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition in 2005, the redesigned Journal in 2007 and the acquisition of CBSMarketWatch.com.
In an e-mail to the Journal staff sent Tuesday, Christie wrote, “The last seven years have been very exciting and I have had many great experiences at the company. I will always appreciate these opportunities and the many talented people that work here.”
Read the Times release here. I have worked with Christie for most of the past five years, and find him extremely responsive and helpful.