The Los Angeles Times has promoted Julia Turner to the newly created role of senior vice president for content business strategy.
Turner will be “instrumental in guiding where the Los Angeles Times should place strategic bets, helping us pursue editorial excellence in ways that support our business goals,” states Executive Editor Kevin Merida, to whom Turner will report.
Having joined the L.A. Times as a deputy managing editor in 2018, Turner recently ran the title’s coverage of entertainment and sports, while working with newsroom leadership to develop editorial strategy.
Prior to joining the Times, Turner served for 15 years at Slate, where she was editor in chief for four years. During that tenure, Turned expanded Slate’s podcast network and membership program, and Slate won Polk and National Magazine awards.