Jean previously was CFO of the group and COO of its flagship About.com unit, and will now add responsibility for the group's other assets: CalorieCount.com and ConsumerSearch.com.
In a related move, Karen Messineo, a vice president-finance, in The New York Times Media Group, has been named CFO of the About Group, reporting to Jean.
Tracy Raiser was also named senior vice president-sales of the About Group, responsible for all advertising sales, research, sales development, client services and marketing, reporting to Jean. She had been vice president-sales, western region.
Frank Minishak has been appointed vice president-national sales from vice president-advertising sales, eastern region at the About Group, reporting to Raiser.
In its recent second-quarter earnings release, the New York Times Co. said the About Group's revenues fell 17.3% during the quarter due to lower click-through rates and decreased traffic because of changes Google made to its algorithm designed to weed out so-called "content farms."