Scott Meyer will depart About.com and The New York Times Co. next week after an eight year odyssey with the company. “After discussions with Martin [Nisenholtz, digital chief], we’ve agreed that I’ll be stepping down from my position as President & CEO of the About Group and leaving the Times Company,” Meyer wrote in a note to staff. Nisenholtz and Chief Digital Architect Ron McCoy will manage the group until a replacement CEO is named. A spokesperson said the search for Meyer’s successor will include both internal and external candidates.
“I am incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished together as a team at About. The About Group is in a very strong position,” said Meyer’s memo. “I will miss not being a part of About’s future, but I’m confident that the Group’s best days are ahead.”
Meyer led About for three years. PaidContent.org first reported the departure late Wednesday.
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