There’s some news I’m very excited to announce — I’ll soon be starting a new job as part of the Interactive News Team at the New York Times.
For quite a while, the NYT has been setting the standard for the kind of work I want to do. The 2009 New York Magazine profile of the team was in large part what convinced me that a career in journalism might actually be viable for me. So many members of the team I’m joining are people whose work I greatly admire. I’ve already learned a ton from reading their blog posts, open source code, listening to their conference and meetup presentations and trying to reverse engineer their work. So needless to say, I’m really excited to work with and learn even more from them.
In my time at the Wall Street Journal, I’ve also had the pleasure of working with many talented people. I’m especially grateful for the freedom I had to experiment and try new things.
Still, I’m sure this is the right move for me. It’s clear that at the highest levels of the organization the New York Times has made the web a priority in a way that the Journal has not.
I’m extremely grateful to Aron Pilhofer and everyone else at the Times who I’ve talked to before now for giving me this opportunity. I can’t wait to get started. My first day is December 12th.