[Ed. – The job description included the requirement “Candidate must be liberal but in denial of same.”
Jill Abramson, the ex-New York Times executive editor whose departure from the paper became highly publicized, will move on to Harvard University this fall where she will teach courses on narrative nonfiction.
Harvard made the announcement today, welcoming her into the fold and touting the breadth of experience she brings with her to the job.
From 1997 to 2014, Abramson served as an investigative reporter, Washington bureau chief, managing editor and executive editor of the New York Times. During her two and a half years as executive editor, the Times earned eight Pulitzer Prizes.
“I’m honored and excited to be teaching at Harvard in the coming academic year,” Abramson said. “Narrative non-fiction journalism is more important than ever. Its traditions and how it is changing in the digital transition are fascinating areas of study.”