Radhika Jones named editorial director, Books, by the NYT
Jones was previously with TIME magazine where she has served as deputy managing editor since 2013
NEW YORK, NY – November 1, 2016 – The New York Times today announced that Radhika Jones has been named editorial director, Books. Ms. Jones joins The Times from Time magazine where she has served as deputy managing editor since 2013. In her new role, she reports to the editor of The New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul.
Ms. Jones will oversee all review coverage in The Times, both from The Times’s staff critics, and in the pages of The New York Times Book Review. She will also be working on features, news and overall digital strategy together with Ms. Paul.
“I’ve admired Radhika Jones for years for her intelligence, literary acumen, keen news sensibility and entrepreneurial approach to journalism,” said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review. “She is not only a highly skilled editor and writer — she is a true book person. I could not be more thrilled that she will be bringing her immense talents to The Times.”
As deputy managing editor of Time, Ms. Jones edited many of the magazine’s special issues, including Time’s Person of the Year and the Time 100. Previously Ms. Jones was Time’s arts editor and directed the magazine’s coverage of music, television, books, movies and art and architecture. Prior to joining Time in 2008, Ms. Jones was the managing editor of The Paris Review, where she solicited, selected, and edited fiction and nonfiction pieces. She has been the managing editor at Grant, an editor at Artforum and the arts editor of The Moscow Times. Her work has appeared in Time, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Bomb, Words Without Borders and The Literary Reviews.
She studied English and American Literature at Harvard and holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative literature from Columbia, where she has also taught courses in writing and literature.