Alex MacCallum Named Head of NY Times Video

She begins her new role in January.

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAM1AAAAJDA2ZTQxZDVhLWQ0ZTUtNDIwZC1iYWZlLTliZmMyZDk2ZGI3OQThe New York Times has named Alex MacCallum head of video. She’ll take on the role in January, when she returns from maternity leave.

MacCallum will continue in her role as assistant masthead editor for audience development and product. MacCallum joined the Times in 2013.

“We have spent several months rethinking and refocusing our video efforts and searching for the right leader for this vital area,” wrote Times CEO Mark Thompson and executive editor Dean Baquet, in a memo to staffers. “We both believe that Alex’s strong industry background and experience working in positions across The Times makes her perfectly suited to succeed in this key role. We expect her to step in and continue to shape a new vision for both our video journalism and our video business on all platforms.”