About CEO Scott Meyer Steps Down; Nisenholtz and McCoy to Fill In

scottmeyer.jpgScott 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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