Jeff Moriarty is leaving the NYTCo’s About Group after little more than a year to take on the new role of VP, digital content development at the Boston Globe. His first priority at the NYTCo-owned paper will be to reshaping its digital strategies, with a particular emphasis on mobile. There has been no replacement found yet for Moriarty at About.com, where he was SVP, product management.
While the NYT has been heavily focused on its apps for the past two years, Boston.com unveiled its free news app in the iTunes Store last March.
As CEO Janet Robinson told investors during the NYTCo’s Q2 earnings call, the NYT has had 4.5 million downloads for its iPhone app over past two years. In June alone, Robinson said the company had approximately 106 million pageviews from its mobile sites and apps. A full paid app is also coming to iPad in addition to the free, ad-supported Editor