New York Times‘ Exec Jumps Ship For Daily News

Barry Surman, former managing director of business development at the New York Times, has made the unlikely switch to the Daily News.

Via his e-mail to friends and family:

After 11 years at The New York Times, I have accepted the position of vice president, new business and strategic development. I’m very excited to be facing new challenges in a new environment, and look forward to seeing you here in the near future.

Surman’s full, matter-of-fact memo:

—–Original Message—–
From: Surman, Barry
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 3:04 PM
To: Surman, Barry
Subject: OK for publication now, BTW…

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It’s my second day at the New York Daily News, where — in case you hadn’t heard — after 11 years at The New York Times, I have accepted the position of vice president, new business and strategic development. I’m very excited to be facing new challenges in a new environment, and look forward to seeing you here in the near future.

You can reach me via e-mail at [REDACTED] or telephone at 1-212-XXX-XXXX.

Thank you again for all your support and friendship,

Barry