New York Times names Kinsey Wilson to new role of Editor for Innovation and Strategy
Previously, Wilson Wilson oversaw NPR’s global news-gathering, programming and digital operations
NEW YORK, NY November 25, 2014 — The New York Times announced today that Kinsey Wilson will become Editor for Innovation and Strategy, a new role that reports to the executive editor. Mr. Wilson, who has built digital strategies for three major news organizations, most recently served as executive vice president and chief content officer for NPR, a position he held since 2008.
In this new role, Mr. Wilson will be in charge of expanding mobile strategy and creating new digital products inspired by Times journalism like the NYT Now and NYT Cooking apps. He will be the newsroom’s main liaison on digital matters to the business side of The Times Company.
“A pioneer in digital journalism, Kinsey is joining us at a crucial time as we accelerate our transformation into a news organization that delivers great journalism on all platforms,” said Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times. “I have known him for years and am delighted that he has agreed to bring his substantial talents to The Times as we continue down the path to our digital future.”
At NPR, Mr. Wilson oversaw the network’s global news-gathering, programming and digital operations. He drove the development of the NPR One mobile app, which pioneered a new personalized digital listening experience, championed initiatives like Planet Money, NPR Music, the Race Card Project and is widely credited with positioning NPR as a digital leader.
Previously, Mr. Wilson was executive editor of USA Today, where he oversaw digital strategy and daily news operations. He also led Congressional Quarterly’s early web strategy and served as a reporter at Newsday for 7 years.
Mr. Wilson will be based in New York and begin work at The Times in February, 2015.