NEW YORK—The New York Times Company has named Robert Christie senior vice president of corporate communications, charged with the planning, development and implementation of the company's internal and external communications strategies. Christie will serve as a member of the company's senior management team and report to Janet Robinson, president and CEO.
Previously, Christie was vice president of communications at Dow Jones & Company, where he was responsible for brand, executive and crisis communications for its consumer businesses worldwide. During his tenure at Dow Jones, he held several roles in the communications and public relations departments handling issues for Dow Jones corporate and its various business units, news departments and ad sales groups. He directed the communications campaigns for the launches of The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition in 2005, the redesigned Journal in 2007 and the acquisition of CBSMarketWatch.com.
Before joining Dow Jones in August 2003, Christie spent four years at Sony Electronics, where he played a significant role in Sony's communications efforts. Previously he served as a senior account director for Goodman Media International, where he managed a wide range of client campaigns for the firm's corporate clients.