New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson and publisher Arthur Sulzberger tell employees that the “significant redesign” of the company announced today — there are three new groups — is “intended to accelerate the delivery of our top priorities: growth, particularly in our paid products business; better teamwork across the Company; and a special focus on excellence in plotting the future of our print operations.”
It is our hope that this reshaping of our organization will result in faster decision making, clearer lines of responsibility and greater accountability.
Read the Bloomberg story and the Times memo.
March 15, 2013
On the Record From Arthur and Mark: A New Structure
At our town halls last month we promised that within a few weeks Mark would unveil a new organizational structure for the Company to help us achieve our strategic goals. Today we are announcing it.
It’s a significant redesign of The New York Times Company, one intended to accelerate the delivery of our top priorities: growth, particularly in our paid products business; better teamwork across the Company; and a special focus on excellence in plotting the future of our print operations.
The new structure introduces product-centric general managers charged with leading our key growth initiatives in a new Digital Products and Services Group. It also means a new focus on advertising in a free-standing Advertising Department and a new Print Products and Services Group. Across the Company, we believe that the structure will encourage swifter decision making and clearer priorities with smaller teams empowered to achieve their goals as quickly and effectively as possible./CONTINUES Read More