NYT Selects First-Ever Female Public Editor
2:30 pm, July 16th | by Laura Donovan
First Jill Abramson, now Margaret Sullivan. Almost a year after Abramson became the first female to serve as New York Times executive editor, Sullivan of the Buffalo News became the Gray Lady’s first female public editor.
The Times reported Monday that Sullivan, who has worked in journalism for more than three decades and spoken fondly of her time at the Buffalo News, will succeed Arthur S. Brisbane and start work September 1. She was also the first female editor for the Buffalo News, so it’s only fitting that she’d be in a similar position at the Times.
Her term limit is four years, but she has the option of leaving after two or renewing her contract for an additional two. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us…The big question is whether this means a female editor-in-chief will be in the cards soon?