Jim Roberts has been named executive editor, Reuters Digital. In this newly created role, he will oversee the editorial work of Reuters.com and the global family of Reuters websites, opinion team and online video operation. Since 2006, Roberts served as The New York Times’s chief digital editor and evangelist, first in the role of editor of digital news, and most recently as an assistant managing editor. He led a vast expansion of NYTimes.com from 2006 to 2009. Before joining the Times’s digital team, Roberts was national editor of the Times and the paper’s national political editor during the 2000 campaign. He also worked as an editor on the Times’s metropolitan and sports desks. Before joining the Times, he worked in a variety of reporting and editing jobs in Richmond, Va., Baltimore and Dallas.