Elena Bergeron announced in March she’d be leaving SB Nation, where she’d served as editor-in-chief since 2017. That news was followed up with Deadspin reporting that Bergeron left amidst an investigation into whether or not the company appropriately handled a report of sexual misconduct made by a staffer against someone not on the SB Nation staff.
Now Bergeron is moving on to a new position: assistant editor with the sports desk of the New York Times.
Sports editor Randy Archibold announced the hire here:
I am pleased to announce Elena Bergeron is joining Sports as an assistant editor.
Elena comes to us from SB Nation, where until recently she was the editor in chief. During her time there, she won an ASME “Ellie” in 2018 for digital innovation for a wildly humorous and insightful and really just plain wild look at the future of football. Like, waaaay in the future. She has collected a number of other awards and accolades, including being named one of Folio magazine’s 2018 Women in Media Trailblazers.
(That Ellie was for 17776, the Jon Bois project.)
Bergeron offered a brief comment:
Elena says she is “looking forward to collaborating to create resonant, innovative sports coverage!”
She starts in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, if you’d like her old job, you can still apply for it here!