Emily Smith has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president of digital for the Los Angeles Times Media Group, underscoring the news organization’s increasing focus on digital media.
Smith will oversee new ways to deploy content through online and mobile platforms, and will also lead efforts to generate revenue from these initiatives.
“One of [the company’s] overarching goals is to ensure our digital portfolio best reflects our commitment to being Southern California’s No. 1 source for news and information, anytime and anywhere,” said Kathy Thomson, Times president and chief operating officer.
“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,” she said.
Smith was most recently a vice president and general manager at Disney Interactive Media Group. Prior to that, she worked at iVillage and AOL, developing editorial and interactive products. Smith began her career at SYBEX Inc. in 1994.