New York will announce today that Larry Chevres, formerly vice president of engineering at Ziff Davis, will take on the role of chief technology officer for the magazine’s website. The position has been vacant, without interim leadership, since August, when former CTO Hal Danziger decamped to Condé Nast to become senior director of product.
New York’s CTO oversees a team of 20 staff members responsible for technology operations at the magazine’s website, nymag.com, as well as its Grub Street and Vulture sites, and its mobile sites and applications. He will also “provide strategic direction on new technology initiatives and will closely collaborate with product development, editorial, ad sales, marketing, and business development in driving the digital business forward,” according to a statement.
The magazine, which has made a big digital push in recent years, says a third of its total revenue comes from its digital business accounts. Chevres, who spent three years at Ziff Davis, will start on Nov. 7.