A promotion for NY Times’ Williams

The following excerpt announcement was sent out by the editor of The New York Times book review Pamela Paul: I am delighted to announce that John Williams, the daily books editor on the Books desk, is being promoted to assistant editor. In his new role, John will edit and manage our talented crew of staff […]

NY Times Magazine announces staff updates

The New York Times Magazine has named Bill Wasik editorial director, Jessica Lustig deputy editor – politics and investigations, and Ilena Silverman deputy editor – features. Wasik joined The Times from Wired, where he was a senior editor covering tech, business, science, politics, and other topics. Before that, he held the same post at Harper’s. […]

A promotion and addition on the NY Times flex desk

The New York Times has promoted Valencia Prashad to the post of deputy editor for training and development, flex desk. In her new role, Prashad will “help reimagine how editor feedback and training works on the flex desk while overseeing the work of editors who come to embed with our team from around the newsroom.” […]

NY Times announces staff moves on metro

The following excerpt announcement was sent out from The New York Times metro editor Jim Dao, investigations editor, metro Kirsten Danis and deputy metro editor/politics Dean Chang: Nicole Hong has moved from covering courts and criminal justice to writing about the economy, including an emphasis on small businesses and technology companies. Before joining The Times, […]

NY Times names Szuchman director of audio

The New York Times has promoted Paula Szuchman to the post of director of audio. Recently, she was head of Opinion audio. In her new role, Szuchman will be managing the teams that make podcasts. She will also be working on news and enterprise stories and will help in finding her replacement to lead Opinion […]

NY Times biz reporter Abrams joining documentary unit

Jason Stallman of the New York Times sent out the following announcement on Tuesday: I have more good news about “The New York Times Presents,” our documentary series that has been renewed for a third season and recently received two Primetime Emmy nominations and four news and doc Emmy nominations: We’re bringing considerable reporting firepower to the operation […]

NY Times biz reporter named Knight Science fellow

Natasha Singer, a tech reporter for The New York Times, has been named a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT. Singer’s work focuses on the intersection of business, technology and society and has received multiple national awards. She is currently writing a book for W.W. Norton examining the meteoric rise of computer science education in […]

New roles for two NY Times staff members

The New York Times has appointed David Halbfinger as politics editor and Manny Fernandez as deputy politics editor. Most recently, Halbfinger was Jerusalem bureau chief. He has been with the Times for over 24 years, holding various roles, including reporter, Bronx reporter, Long Island bureau chief, Trenton bureau chief, columnist, Atlanta bureau chief, Hollywood correspondent, […]

NY Times hiring of Coy is for newsletter project

The New York Times hiring of longtime Bloomberg Businessweek economics editor Peter Coy is part of a strategy to launch a newsletter product, reports Steven Perlberg of Insider. Perlberg reports, “‘We will not be formally announcing Jay and Peter’s involvement nor sharing any other information on the newsletter project, for a few weeks, so we ask that you please […]

BusinessWeek econ editor Coy to join NY Times opinion section

Peter Coy, the longtime economics editor at Bloomberg BusinessWeek, has been hired by the New York Times opinion section. He will continue to write about economics. Coy covers a wide range of economic issues and also held the position of senior writer. Coy joined the magazine in December 1989 as telecommunications editor, then became technology […]