NY Times Names Michael Slackman International Editor

A promotion for the Times vet.

The New York Times has promoted Michael Slackman from international managing editor to international editor.

Slackman—who has been with the Times since 2003—is succeeding Joe Kahn, who was named managing editor last Friday.

“In the role of international editor, Michael will work closely with Jodi Rudoren, his main deputy in New York, as well as Dick Stevenson and Phil Pan, our Europe and Asia editors,” wrote Times executive editor Dean Baquet and Kahn, in a memo to staffers. “He will also work more directly with Lydia Polgreen, the editorial director of NYT Global, as we look for new opportunities to bring our report to a broader global audience.”