Jodi Rudoren is Editorial Director of NYT Global, the companywide initiative to make The New York Times a truly global news organization and significantly grow its international audience. She took the position in February 2017, after a year as deputy international editor and serving on Project 2020, a seven-member team charged with drawing a blueprint for the newsroom’s future.
Since joining The New York Times in 1998, Jodi has served as bureau chief in Jerusalem and Chicago, and as Education Editor, Deputy Metropolitan Editor and National Education Correspondent. She also covered the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign; was the founding editor of Metropolitan, a Sunday print section that debuted in 2009; and in 2011 led the team that, in conjunction with WNYC, created SchoolBook, a news/data/community website.
Jodi has been a pioneer in digital multimedia journalism, serving as executive producer of One in 8 Million, which in 2009 won NYTimes.com’s first Emmy award for new approaches to documentary. She was also part of the group that was an Emmy finalist in 2016 for “Walking in War’s Path,” and in 2016 co-edited the Carbon’s Casualties series and Daniel Berehulak’s deep photographic look at President Duterte’s antidrug campaign in the Philippines.
Before The Times, Jodi spent six years at the Los Angeles Times, working in the Washington bureau, Los Angeles City Hall, and Orange County, where in 1994 she helped lead the paper’s coverage of the largest municipal bankruptcy up to that point. She is a 1992 cum laude graduate of Yale University.