OLD Media Moves

Biz desk editor changes at NYTimes

February 27, 2010

New York Times business editor Larry Ingrassia sent out a memo naming David Joachim as banking editor, working with David Gillen to oversee its finance and Wall Street coverage. In addition, Bill Brink, a veteran of a number of editing assignments at The Times, will become weekend editor on the business news desk.

In a memo on the Romenesko site, Ingrassia wrote, “David Joachim has earned plaudits from editors and reporters alike for his first-rate work as Bizday’s weekend editor since March 2007. His talent in working fast on complicated finance stories, and juggling lots of copy at the same time, was on full display during the financial meltdown. He is smart and inflappable on deadline, and has a deft touch with copy. The knowledge he soaked up about finance and regulatory issues make him an ideal choice as an editor on the finance team.

“David joined our copy desk in May 2005, after spending about a decade in the technology press. His last job was group editor for six magazines published by CMP Media. He got his start in the publishing business at Newsday, first as an intern and then as a staff writer covering high school and college sports. In his college years at SUNY Stony Brook, he was a New York Times stringer.

“Bill Brink , who will succeed David as weekend editor, brings a wealth of editing experience at The Times to Bizday. He spent two decades in Sports, where he rose to deputy editor. He has overseen coverage for five Super Bowls, four World Series, the 2000 Summer Olympics and numerous major golf tournaments. In 2003, Bill took over the Continuous News Department, at the height of the Iraq war, and over three years helped guide its evolution into the vibrant live news desk it is today.

“Bill then moved to the magazine division and was managing editor of Play Magazine. In 2008 it was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in the general excellence category. Last year, he spent much of his time in Paris, managing the IHT’s daily report and overseeing some of its enterprise reporting. Since returning, he has worked on the foreign desk, Dining, Home and Travel – so, versatility is clearly one of his many strengths. Bill has won fans among reporters every step along the way.”

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