New York Times senior management ranks may shrink

Who are the most likely candidates to take the Times' recent buyout offer?

As the January 24 deadline approaches, only two people, assistant managing editor Jonathan Landman and reporter Jacques Steinberg, have formally announced their exits. But there are said to be ongoing and heated negotiations — “begging and pleading,” says one source — with several top editors as Abramson prepares to shrink the very top of the masthead. ...

The newsroom is rife with speculation about the fates of such top-level Times figures as managing editor John Geddes (who is widely believed to be negotiating an exit), former Washington editor Rick Berke, former Times Magazine editor Gerry Marzorati, assistant managing editor, Jim Roberts, and dining editor Susan Edgerly.

Times sources say the paper’s senior ranks have long been bloated, with assistant managing editors retaining high salaries even after their editorial portfolios have shrunk.

Previously: Culture Editor Jonathan Landman to leave NYT | NYT closes its environment desk, reassigns journalists

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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