The New York Times Company has announced that Ellen Shultz, currently vice president and head of Human Resources at Media General, will join The Times next month as executive vice president of talent and inclusion. In this role, Ms. Shultz will assume leadership of the company’s global human resources team and all aspects of its operation. As a member of the executive committee, Ms. Shultz will report to President and CEO Mark Thompson.
Mr. Thompson said, “Ellen is joining The Times with an outstanding track record and highly relevant experience at companies undergoing significant digital transitions like ours. We will rely heavily on her expertise in helping us to attract, develop and retain outstanding employees and to think and work differently across the organization. I’m looking forward to her arrival and to welcoming her to The Times on June 27.”
Ms. Shultz joined Media General in 2015 from Time Inc., where she most recently served as vice president HR Operations and Systems. In this role, she led all aspects of the HR operations function in addition to oversight of the International HR department and Labor Relations.
She joined Time Inc. in 1999 as manager for staffing and recruitment and held various other successively senior positions at the company including HR director for Time Magazines in London from 2005-2010. She returned to New York as executive director of human resources before being promoted to vice president in 2013.
Ms. Shultz began her professional career in the retail sector before moving to human resources management and talent recruitment as a researcher and recruiter at The Barack Group in 1997.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Catholic University of America in 1992.