The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) today announced that Emily Smith has been named to the newly-created position of Senior Vice President, Digital, effective immediately.
Smith will lead the growth and development of LATMG’s digital portfolio. She is responsible for overseeing product and business development of content deployment across platforms and determining the most effective ways to secure revenue through these efforts. She is the first hire of Times President and Chief Operating Officer Kathy Thomson, signaling The Times’ focus on identifying new or underserved audiences, designing and implementing go-to-market strategies and creating digital solutions that anticipate the needs of our readers, communities, advertisers and sponsors.
“One of LATMG’s overarching goals is to ensure our digital portfolio best reflects our commitment to being Southern California’s number one source for news and information, anytime and anywhere,” said Thomson. “Emily is well suited to advance our growth and establish the ideal mix of platforms and products for our content to reach the desired audiences and give advertisers the penetration and flexibility they want.”
Smith was most recently a vice president and general manager at Disney Interactive Media Group. Prior to Disney, she worked at iVillage and AOL, developing editorial and interactive products and began her career at SYBEX Inc., in 1994.