Jim Roberts, one of the more veteran New York Times journalists to accept a buyout, is joining Reuters. Roberts had been with the Times for 26 years, most recently as assistant managing editor. At Reuters, Roberts will serve as executive editor of Reuters Digital, a new role at the company.

“Jim, who was a masthead editor at the New York Times, brings to this role a unique and ideal combination of new and traditional media skills and experience,” said¬†Reuters digital editor, Chrsytia Freeland, in a note to staffers.

Roberts joins Reuters February 25. Freeland’s full memo is below.

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