Already number two in the operational of the New York Times, Meredith Kopit Levien will become CEO of the american daily newspaper, becoming the youngest leader to hold this position.
This 49 year old woman, passed by the magazines The Atantic and Forbes before joining the New York Times in 2013, will follow the 8 September to Mark Thompson (62 years), in office since 2012, according to a press release published Wednesday.
The departure of Mark Thompson was long planned and the board was given several months to find him a successor.
“When Mark joined the Times in 2012, the trajectory of the group was uncertain,” pointed out the director of the publication, A. G. Sulzberger, quoted in the press release.
“Today, the Times is the organ of the press the most innovative and the most successful in the world,” said the officer.
Initially in charge of advertising, Meredith Kopit Levien had been named number two of the administrative and financial section of the newspaper in 2017.
She contributed greatly to the turnaround of the New York Times to digital and the development of the paid model online, which proves to be a success.
“It has improved everything she has touched in the group “, explained A. G. Sulzberger, who is the real boss of the whole.
In passing, it said on Wednesday that the group had crossed the threshold of six million subscribers in all media, compared to 5.8 at the end of march.
The New York Times has set itself as goal to reach 10 million subscribers by 2025.
Meredith Kopit Levien is estimated that the tank players not yet subscribers to the Times amounts to 100 million people, she said in an interview with the daily.