The move, effective Nov. 1, sets him up to succeed his father as publisher, and chairman of the company. He'd represent the fifth generation of his family as publisher of the NYT. He prevailed among three candidates (all cousins) for the job.
A.G. Sulzberger joined the paper in 2009 working as reporter and editor on the metro desk. In 2014 he led a task force that wrote the influential Innovation Report, and since July 2015 he's been associate editor for strategy.