There are so many people responsible for putting out our amazing report each day, it is sometimes difficult to remember who to thank.
Today, I’d like to take a minute to thank Mark Getzfred of the News team and tell you about his new title.
Effective immediately, Mark is news director, days.
For those of you who have worked with Mark, you will understand immediately that this title simply reaffirms the work he already does while also emphasizing our commitment to news as a pillar of our report.
And to be honest, it’s a bit overdue.
Each day, Mark does all he can to help each of us do our best work. He stays atop breaking news, helping to develop stories and the briefings. He reads stories for content, balance, style, grammar and significance. He works closely with the home page team to assess news value and placement on the page, all while monitoring headlines, story performance and the competition.
Mark is an anchor of the newsroom during the days, just as our late shift news director, Steve Kenny, is at night. Together, they make an amazing team.
Mark began his career at The Times on the National copy desk in 1999 and was a mainstay there through the contested presidential election of 2000. With a background in financial journalism, he moved to Business, where he served as night editor and then as one of the editors who helped the department with its digital transition.
He rose to be the deputy weekend editor for the newsroom in 2011, primarily overseeing the digital report. He later moved back to his first home on the National desk, this time as day editor.
Please congratulate Mark on his new and well-deserved title. We are lucky to have him in this important role.
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