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Editor of The New York Times begins the process for succession

The editor of The New York Times, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, announced today that it has already initiated the process for succession in front of the newspaper and waiting appoint deputy editor in the next two years.


"I have over 20 years in my position as editor and I've already reached my sixty half, so it should come as no surprise that the task of choosing my successor has begun," he said during a meeting with employees.

In his speech, which the newspaper distributed parts to the media, Sulzberger said he intends to choose within two years, a deputy editor, which a priori would be responsible happen once he retires.

"This is a formal process involving the board of our company, the management and the trustees of the family. Our intention is to be as transparent as we can, "said the editor, 64, who succeeded his father in office in 1992.

The Ochs-Sulzberger family controls the newspaper for five generations and is expected next editor also leave their ranks.

"One of the challenges of any business is the succession and that is definitely true when planning a family succession," primarily responsible for the newspaper she said in that regard.

In that sense, Sulzberger assured employees that the "commitment" of his family with the newspaper is "consistent" in their generations and will remain "long-term".

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