Kinsey Wilson Promoted at NY Times

A quick move up the ladder.

The New York Times has promoted Kinsey Wilson from editor for strategy and innovation to executive vice president, product and technology.

Wilson joined the Times in February. He came to the company from NPR, where he served as executive vice president and chief content officer.

Times CEO Mark Thompson and executive editor Dean Baquet offered the following joint statement on Wilson’s appointment:

The company’s initial plan was to appoint an executive vice president who would work as a partner to Kinsey in his newsroom role. Since early February, though, as Kinsey has become a key contributor and grasped the challenges and opportunities of our digital transformation, we have become convinced that unifying these responsibilities under his leadership makes better sense and offers us an opportunity to accelerate the progress that is already underway. Kinsey is the ideal person for this role. He is a digital visionary with deep roots in journalism and he’s a dynamic leader with a keen understanding of digital products and technology.

In related news, David Perpich has been named senior vice president, product. He was most recently general manager of new digital products. Perpich will report to Wilson.