A NYTimes Taxonomist Explores the Newspaper’s Archives

From an Inside the Times story by Ian Prasad Philbrick headlined “A Times Taxonomist Explores the Archives”:

The end of the year is an opportunity to look back and reflect. So today we’re bringing you something in that spirit: an interview with Jennifer Parrucci, a senior taxonomist at The Times, about the interesting things she has found digging through the paper’s 171-year archives.

Ian: What exactly is a taxonomist?