The following was sent out from The New York Times Opinion editors Kathleen Kingsbury and Patrick Healy:
It’s always nice to welcome colleagues back to The Times, and today we have that pleasure: Jeremy Ashkenas will rejoin the Times as graphics director for Opinion.
Jeremy’s work has always circled the intersection of journalism and technology, and we’re excited to have him bring his talents to Opinion, overseeing our incredibly talented graphics team. As a member of Opinion’s senior leadership team, he will also collaborate on visual journalism closely across the department, helping to bring to life the best of what Times Opinion has to offer.
Previously at The Times, Jeremy worked in the newsroom as a graphics editor and interactive news editor.
His work with his colleagues won a Gerald Loeb Award and three Malofiej Awards.
Jeremy recently served as principal engineer at Substack, where he built publishing tools for independent writers, and at Observable, where he helped design and develop a computational notebook for data visualization. Before joining The Times, he was the lead developer at DocumentCloud, a nonprofit tool that helps journalists organize, annotate and publish the primary-source documents behind their reporting.
Jeremy was born and raised in Berkeley, Calif., and holds an undergraduate degree in literary systems from Brown University.