Jon Landman: Now $49.95 Per Year

New York Times fix-it editor Jonathan Landman, having turned the refurbished culture report over to Sam Sifton, now finds the rattling chassis of the Times‘ Web and television operations parked under his shade tree. His August 23 start date should give him somewhere between one and five weeks to get the paper’s TimeSelect partial-pay Web system up and running in September, as announced earlier.

Press Release
THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMES JONATHAN I. LANDMAN
DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

NEW YORK, July 22, 2005 – The New York Times announced today that Jonathan I. Landman, assistant managing editor, has been named deputy managing editor, responsible for digital journalism. The position will be effective August 23 and incorporates most of the responsibilities previously held by Michael Oreskes, who will become the new executive editor of the International Herald Tribune, as announced in May. In his new role, Mr. Landman will oversee Times Web and television content. He will continue to
report to Executive Editor Bill Keller.

In making the announcement, Mr. Keller said, “Jon is one of our most
creative editors and a journalist of the utmost integrity. He will be open to the immense potential of the young digital medium, but he will be anchored in the values that give us our credibility and authority. He is, moreover, adept at assembling great talent and making ambitious things happen. There is nothing quite as infectious as Jon Landman when he’s excited about something–and about our ability to make waves on the Web, he is very excited indeed.”

In his new role, Mr. Landman will have oversight of the digital newsroom as well as newsroom responsibility for Times television journalism. He will serve as the newsroom’s representative on the Company’s joint venture with Discovery Communications, Inc., the Discovery Times Channel.

Mr. Landman, 52, returned to assistant managing editor and member of The Times masthead in May of this year. He had been acting culture editor from 2004 to 2005. Previously, he was the assistant managing editor for enterprise from 2003 to 2004. He had been metropolitan editor of The Times since 1999 and editor of The Times’s Week in Review since 1994. Previously, he served as deputy editor of the Washington bureau since 1992; assistant editor in Washington from 1991; assistant metropolitan editor from 1990 and assistant national editor from 1989. He joined The Times as a copy editor in 1987.