The New York Times has appointed Rafe Harwood as Senior Vice President, Global HR Business Partners. Hanold Associates’ Lisa Butkus, Jordan Blackmon and Meg Magurany led the search for this role based in New York.
As SVP, HRBPs, Rafe will lead the company’s team of HR Business partners globally, driving business partnerships and HR strategy across the organization. Rafe will report to Executive Vice President and CHRO, Jacqueline Welch, and serve as a critical member of the HR leadership team within the Times as it continues to scale as a global, digital-first company. Rafe previously served as a Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Americas at VICE Media.
With more than 160 years of history, The New York Times is one of the most well-respected news sources in the world. The Times is home to the biggest and best properties in media including its iconic digital report and print newspaper, The Daily, Serial Productions and Wirecutter. The company serves a growing audience of over 130 million people around the world through an increasingly digital platform. The New York Times is publicly traded on the NYSE as NYT, and currently has 4,500 employees. In 2020, its revenues were $1.78 billion, with digital subscriptions overtaking print for the first time.