S. Mitra Kalita, executive editor-at-large at Quartz, will join the Los Angeles Times as managing editor for editorial strategy, LA Times publisher Austin Beutner and editor Davan Maharaj told staff in an email on Wednesday.
A creative force behind the business news site Quartz, with a background in traditional journalism as well, Mitra will join The Times as managing editor for editorial strategy. She will focus on helping us remake how the newsroom works and on creating new forms of journalism.
Kalita, who is also an adjunct faculty member at Poynter, will be one of three managing editors, joining Marc Duvoisin, who is managing editor for news, and Larry Ingrassia, who will become managing editor for new ventures.
From the announcement:
Mitra will work to develop and refine new styles of journalism similar to those she helped pioneer at Quartz.