Jim Schachter Leaves New York Times To Join WNYC
June 22, 2012 at 4:07 PM (PT)
NEW YORK TIMES Associate Managing Editor JIM SCHACHTER is joining NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial Talk WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK as VP for News, effective JULY 9th. SCHACHTER will oversee local and national radio and digital news properties, including WNYC and the stations recently acquired from the former NEW JERSEY NETWORK and now being operated as NEW JERSEY PUBLIC RADIO. He will also oversee the stations' data news unit and the political news site IT'S A FREE COUNTRY.
"We are thrilled that JIM is bringing his extraordinary editorial skills and track record of success to public radio," said President and CEO LAURA WALKER. "He has a vibrant vision, an appetite for innovation, and a keen understanding of engaging audiences. This will bolster our ambitious plans to grow our news content and increase our reporting capacity across all platforms. We're delighted that he is joining us at a moment when the need for serious journalism has never been more urgent."
"JIM is the ideal candidate for this newly created role," said SVP, Programming and Chief Content Officer DEAN CAPPELLO. "He has worked at nearly every editorial job, from reporter to editor to creator of collaborations. He has been a prominent part of THE NEW YORK TIMES as it's made a remarkable transition into the world of online journalism. And he has had long experience with public media as he led conversations about new partnerships between THE NEW YORK TIMES and other news providers, including WNYC. We're thrilled to have him aboard."
"WNYC's talented staff, enterprising spirit and public-service mission make it an incredibly appealing place to practice high-impact journalism," said SCHACHTER. "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to join an institution that I have long admired, and humbled to be leading a newsroom that has such deep respect for the intelligence and engagement of its audience."