Sean Gallagher was named managing editor/online in September 2009 and is responsible for the overall reader experience on latimes.com and the rest of The Times' digital efforts.
Gallagher has played a key role in the growth and continued improvement of our website, including overseeing the recent redesign that has won much acclaim from readers and from within the news industry. As managing editor/online, he works closely with section editors and other colleagues to ensure that the needs of the paper and the site are being met and that our coverage on these platforms is complementary. This includes coordinating and implementing the daily news and features report for our online readers, supervising the large and talented team who produce latimes.com, and helping with the continued integration of our print and Web efforts.
Over his 16-year career, Gallagher has mastered virtually every facet of online publishing, whether running a news report, producing home pages and building new sections, or working with sales, marketing and information technology colleagues to develop new products. He joined latimes.com in 2006 as an associate editor; in that job, he helped coordinate the news report and then oversaw the expansion of the Health and Business sections online.
In the three years since, Gallagher has worked with almost everyone in the newsroom, educating and training staffers about the workings and wonders of the Web, helping with the integration of the print and Web staffs, and finding solutions to vexing technological problems. He also was a member of the Reinvent Committee, formed in 2007 to recommend improvements to the paper during this period of rapid change.
Before joining The Times, Gallagher was Web director of sddt.com, the website of the San Diego Daily Transcript, where he ran the daily news report. He previously spent more than five years at nytimes.com, where, among other things, he rebuilt and then ran the Science and Health sections and was a producer on the home page. He also worked at the Village Voice as a researcher and at Scholastic Books as a production editor.
Gallagher is a 1993 graduate of Fordham University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in media studies with a focus on print journalism.