LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
About the Los Angeles Times Media Group
The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliates include the Los Angeles Times (http://latimes.com), The Envelope (http://theenvelope.com), Times Community Newspapers (http://www.latimes.com/about/mediagroup/portfolio/#timescommunitynews), Brand X (http://thisisbrandx.com), LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine (http://latimesmagazine.com) and Hoy Los Angeles (http://vivelohoy.com) and reaches approximately 5.2 million or 38% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace. LATMG also owns and operates California Community News as well as Tribune Direct’s west coast division and is part of Tribune Company, one of the country’s leading media companies with businesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting.
The flagship Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a readership of 1.9 million Monday through Saturday and 2.9 million on Sunday, more than 8 million unique latimes.com visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.5 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more than 129 years. Additional information is available at http://latimes.com/aboutus.