NY Times announces 11 staff updates in Audio
The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times’ deputy managing editor, Audio Sam Dolnick:
Shreeya Sinha has helped spearhead The Times’s audio ambitions as its editorial director. The team started with just her when we first began our work two years ago, and since then she has recruited and hired a team of talents to power this innovative new operation. She oversees all relationships with product and wider editorial audio teams as well as external partnerships.
In a decade at The Times, Shreeya has been an editor on several desks: International, Investigations, Obituaries and National, where she led audience efforts and led coverage around opioid addiction.
Prior to The Times, Shreeya worked at The Asia Society and MediaStorm, where her work on violence against women in India won an Alfred I. duPont Award and was nominated for an Emmy. She has also been an adjunct professor at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Mukul Devichand is the editor of programming for NYT Audio, and joined us from the BBC.
He was the executive editor of Voice+AI and in the senior team of Sounds, the BBC’s new audio platform. He led smart speakers work, masterminded BBC Interactive News, a 24/7 digital audio newsroom, launched children’s audio and more.
Apart from his leadership chops, Mukul has reported for the BBC from Siberia to Mexico to Ferguson, Mo. He first became an editor at BBC News by launching start-ups: BBC Trending, investigating the use and misuse of social media, and the solutions unit People Fixing the World.
Tyler Cabot is deputy programming editor, and joined us from the magazine and long-form audio world.
After a decade at Esquire, he completed a stint as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and then launched the magazine’s digital archive, podcast and first paywall.
He later became deputy editor of a new team at Audible Originals focused on audio-first long-form and books, and then started his own journalism and fiction start-up, The Chronicles of Now.
Laura Kim is deputy editor focused on operations.
Laura joined The Times in 2017, and has quickly established operations on a number of important Times innovations, including “The Weekly,” The Times’s TV series, and the Facebook Live experiment. She’s also worked for newsroom development and support and the audio audience teams.
Before The Times, Laura spent 13 years at MSNBC, including a decade at “Morning Joe” which launched her passion for publishing and operations.
Zoe Murphy is assistant programming editor based in London, and joined us from the BBC.
She steers our morning report and works closely with our product partners.
At the BBC, she worked at the intersection of journalism and technology, across R&D, voice and conversational A.I., mobile-first formats and live radio editing.
In her final role in the BBC Sounds Formats Innovation team, she led the development of an on-demand “micro-bulletin” service from 40+ local radio stations.
Dan Levin is an assistant programming editor based in New York, and joined us after a distinguished career as a Times correspondent.
Prior to his work with National, Dan was a foreign correspondent covering Canada following a nearly eight-year-stint based in Beijing, where he reported on human rights, politics and culture in China and Asia.
Pierre-Antoine Louis is a staff editor working on programming.
He began his career at The Times ten years ago, working as a news assistant on a variety of desks.
Prior to joining Audio, Pierre worked on the National desk focusing on the Race/Related newsletter, writing and producing content on the intersections of race, identity and culture.
Jake Lucas is a staff editor on the New York programming team, and joins us after many years working across desks as a news assistant. He partners with The Athletic’s audio department and helps with audio experiments in the app. He started on the team as a news assistant overseeing the migration of thousands of audio stories into the app during its initial testing phase in spring 2021.
Julia Moburg is art director of NYT Audio, and joined us from Medium. As a creative director and visual storyteller, she worked with Lyft, Twitter, Airbnb, Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, Foursquare and Hearst. She was the art director of Snapchat’s channel for Thrillist at Group Nine Media where she led a team of four video editors.
She’s also been the art director of Travel + Leisure magazine, MIT Technology Review and has done stints at TIME magazine and The New York Times Magazine. She started her career at Fast Company.
Tara Godvin is our senior photo editor, and has worked at The New York Times for many years. She has been a photo editor in the newsroom since 2017, working previously on the Business, Investigations and National desks.
She began her journalism career as a producer of online, interactive news stories.
She then attended Columbia School of Journalism and later joined The Associated Press as a reporter. After working at bureaus around the country with the A.P., she quit her job in Honolulu and took up photo editing, eventually arriving at 620 after stints at the Los Angeles Times and Time.com.
Eslah Attar is a photo editor on the app, and joined us from within The Times.
Prior to joining the team, she spent a year on the Culture desk as their first photo editing fellow, researching and commissioning stories on pop music, movies and podcasts.
Previously, she worked at National Geographic as an associate photo editor on the science and environment team and also helped launch their editorial newsletters as the project’s lead photo editor. At National Public Radio, she photographed and produced art for audio-first stories.