Media Relations NY Times reports reasons for editor change ‘not immediately clear’ Jill Abramson is leaving her post as executive editor at the newspaper, ceding the post to Dean Baquet. According to a spokeswoman, the change is intended to improve newsroom management. (UPDATED) By Matt WilsonMay 16, 2014 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.