Jim Windolf has been chosen as the new media editor at The New York Times. He will start on September 26.
The announcement was made by NY Times Business Day editor Ellen Pollock. Jim comes to Business Day from the NY Times’ Men’s Style section, which he has led since it was founded in 2015. Prior to helping create the new section, he was editor in chief of M, the fashion quarterly from Fairchild. He has also been an editor at Vanity Fair and Punch.
Jim has also worked at The New York Observer. He was media columnist there for three years and eventually became the paper’s executive editor.
Jim’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, New York and many other publications. In a recent Times story about the late playwright and actor Sam Shepard, he wrote, “With the exception of those who went on aerial raids to make their livings, no one else pulled off a bomber jacket quite so persuasively as Mr. Shepard did in his breakthrough film role as the pilot Chuck Yeager in ‘The Right Stuff.’ ”