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New York Times Buyout Deadline Hours Away, Joe Sexton Leaves [Update]

The next few days are going to be rough at the New York Times. Not only is the deadline for editors to accept buyouts today at 5 pm, Jill Abramson said in a memo that staffers will have to wait “a day or two after that” to know if there are going to be layoffs.

“If you think the buyout is something that works for you at this time in your life, we urge you to give the offer serious consideration if you haven’t already,” wrote Abramson, in the note obtained by Jim Romenesko. “Each buyout we record reduces the possibility of layoffs.” No pressure though!

In the meantime, two editors have decided to join the others who have accepted the Times’ offer.

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Alice DuBois Takes New York Times Buyout

Alice DuBois is the latest New York Times editor to accept a buyout offer. DuBois is leaving the paper to join BuzzFeed as product lead, editorial tools.

DuBois had been with the Times since 2000. She most recently served as editor for special projects and development, a role she took on in 2009.

In a memo obtained by Politico, Fiona Spruill, editor of emerging platforms, wrote, ”Alice is one of those unique individuals who has a ton of editorial smarts, a great design sense AND a deep understanding of and respect for technology.”