RD Recap: Changes at NYT; The New Yorker Picks Up a Staff Writer

The latest media hirings and firings.

The New York Times continues to remake itself to survive in the future, and, according to Politico’s Joe Pompeo, “Project 2020 has sent a ripple of anxiety throughout the building. No one really knows what the place is going to look like a year from now, let alone by 2020.” Don’t expect changes immediately, but executive editor Dean Baquet plans to have the information he needs to make staffing decisions by the end of the summer. Meanwhile, Sapna Maheshwari leaves BuzzFeed for the Times. She’ll work on the advertising beat. And Nancy Gauss moves from deputy video editor to executive director of video. She’s been with the paper since 2008…

Sheelah Kolhatkar leaves a cushy job as Bloomberg Businessweek’s features editor and national correspondent for an even better gig, staff writer at The New Yorker. She previously worked at CondĂ© Nast Portfolio… Hearst Magazines associate publisher Jason Nikic is off to Interview as its chief revenue officer. He’d spent four years at Hearst and previously held positions at The Atlantic and Rodale… And there are changes at Refinery29, BabyCenter en BabyCenter en Español and more