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NY Times names Yardley associate managing editor for enterprise

January 17, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Jim Yardley

The New York Times has tapped Jim Yardley to serve as associate managing editor for enterprise. Recently, he held the post of Europe editor.

In his new role, Yardley will “coordinate with desks to ensure our competitiveness and ambitions on our biggest storylines, encourage collaboration across desks, provide feedback on big stories, and help make sure that our digital report features an urgent, varied and irresistible array of only-in-The Times journalism,” as per the Times.

An excerpt from the announcement reads:

As Europe editor since 2016, Jim has played a critical role in raising the ambitions and impact of our global report. He has overseen coverage of the biggest global stories, from Ukraine to Brexit and Covid. Our London operation has tripled in size under his watch to include Live, Express, Audio, Sports and Culture and an expanded Photo, Video, Audience and Home teams.

Prior to becoming Europe editor, Jim spent 13 years as a foreign correspondent — as the bureau chief for southern Europe, based in Rome; as the South Asia bureau chief, based in New Delhi; and in China as both a bureau chief and correspondent, where he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on abuses in the legal system.

Jim joined The Times in 1997 and worked as a reporter on Metro and National before joining the International desk. Over his career, Jim has also won or shared a George Polk Award; a Gerald Loeb Award; the Grantham Prize; the Sigma Delta Chi Award for best foreign correspondence from the Society of Professional Journalists; and an Overseas Press Club Award for best environmental coverage. He is also the author of “Brave Dragons,” which looks at the cultural differences between China and the United States through the lens of basketball.

Please join us in congratulating Jim and — for the first time in over 20 years — welcoming him to work in the New York office.

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