The New York Times: Yonette Joseph moves to Mexico City, expanding editorial coverage


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After two very eventful years in Asia, during which she skillfully assigned articles from Hong Kong and later decamped to South Korea as one of the inaugural editors of the Seoul Newsroom, Yonette Joseph will change longitude and flexibility to take on another central role in the international office: Senior International News Editor, based in Mexico City.

Placing a news editor in the region will allow the international desk to be more nimble in its coverage and add editing power to a vibrant backfield publishing live briefings, blogs, companies, breaking news short stories, interactives and other new forms of storytelling.

Yonette is well suited to the role.

After a decade working at various desks in Manhattan (Metro, the News Desk and Express), she became the first Weekend Editor in the London Newsroom in 2017. In 2020, she assumed the role of Editor chief of international news in Asia. There, she served as editor, manager, mentor, and collaborator across time zones, among others.

Now, Yonette will bring her formidable backfield and writing skills to Mexico, while working with editors across the office and collaborating with regional editors for Latin America. She will report to Greg Winter.

Yonette grew up in Guyana, a former British colony in South America – where she lived and breathed cricket – and New York. She landed at The New York Times in 2007, after stints at The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, and what is now The Journal News in White Plains, NY Her interest in international news was ignited while on a Knight- Wallace, who took fellows to distant newsrooms like Milliyet, CNN Turk and Agos in Turkey, and Clarin and The Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina.

She said, “I’m happy to start this new mission, but I will miss Seoul’s tight-knit, incredibly talented and brave team, the comfortable office slippers, the city’s delicious cafe culture, the delicious food and the fans. of fiercely dedicated K-pop.”

Please join us in congratulating Yonette. We are delighted that she is a pioneer in this new role.


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