The former editor of Cosmopolitan was one of the company’s top executives. But last week Troy Young became the new president of its magazine division.
The New York Times said Sarah Jeong, who was hired on Wednesday, would keep her job. Tweets she wrote from 2013 to early 2015 that were critical of white people resurfaced after her hiring.
The Chicago-based media company purchased the New York tabloid less than a year ago. On Monday, it announced major newsroom cutbacks.