New York Times senior vice president and digital strategy leader, Martin Nisenholtz, is retiring at the end of the year, the newspaper publisher said.
Nisenholtz, 56, who has been with the Times for 16 years, was one of the main executives involved in the creation of the Times' website and its subsequent pay wall, as well as other digital properties, including mobile. He is known as the "founding leader at NYTimes.com," according to a 2009 Q&A published by the Times.
"Over the coming weeks, Martin will be meeting with his direct reports to ensure a smooth and seamless transition of his responsibilities," the company's publisher and chairman, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., and chief executive, Janet Robinson, wrote in a letter to Times employees.
The company said that it will announce Nisenholtz's replacement as well as other executive moves in the next month or so.
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