New York—The New York Times Co. has promoted Todd Haskell to the new position of VP-business development, advertising in the paper’s media group, from executive director of business development for the advertising department. In his new role, Haskell will oversee the long-term sales strategy that supports the media group, which includes The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, WQXR and nytimes.com. Also at the New York Times Co., Michael Zimbalist, president of the Online Publishers Association, has been named to the newly created position of VP-research & development operations. He will be responsible for the development and management of the new R&D group. Zimbalist joined the OPA in 2001 as acting executive director and was named president in 2004. He was exec VP-marketing and business development at ePod Corp. from 1999 to 2001.