NY Times Revives Managing Editor Role

Joe Kahn becomes the paper's second-highest ranking editor.

The New York Times has a managing editor for the first time since 2014. The paper has appointed Joe Kahn to the role.

Kahn most recently served as an assistant editor for international and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He has been with the Times since 1998.

“In a newsroom of exceptional journalists, Joe stands out,” said Times executive editor Dean Baquet, in a statement. “He was one of our finest foreign correspondents and has become one of our very best editors. He cares deeply about this institution and I am very pleased that he has agreed to take on this critical role, helping me lead our editorial strategy and build the Times of the future.”

Baquet previously shelved the managing editor role, instead naming four deputy executive editors. One of those deputy executive editors, Susan Chira, will shift to writing about gender issues.