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2012 July 11

Kim Kelleher Departs Time Inc. To Helm Say Media

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(NEW YORK) In a timely move from the masthead of Time Inc.'s namesake magazine, Kim Kelleher is decamping as worldwide publisher of the title to head downtown to Say Media, owner of xoJane.com and additional digital media properties. In her new capacity, slated to begin in September, Kelleher will be president of the burgeoning blog network. Kelleher joined TIME in December 2010 as VP and publisher; in May 2011, she was promoted to worldwide publisher at the title. She first joined Time Inc. as VP and publisher of Sports Illustrated Group. 

Say Media lured Kelleher to switch gears from overseeing the publishing side of TIME, a venerable weekly print staple, to the entirely digital San Francisco-based entity, purportedly thanks to Say CEO Matt Sanchez's enthusiasm levels. Kelleher's new gig will likely tap into as varied a docket of topics as she encountered and oversaw at TIME, since Say Media currently has four channels which cover living, style, food, and technology. Its other sites include Remodelista and ReadWriteWeb. 

Kelleher's predecessor is Troy Young, who has served as president of Say Media by way of his title at VideoEgg, an ad network which merged with Six Apart at the end of 2010 to become Say Media. Young is leaving the eight-year-old company, though he will stay involved with Say Media as special advisor to the CEO. According to Young's company bio, Say is "a modern media company disrupting the publishing industry in today's socially connected world"; Kelleher, a Conde Nast vet who spent six years as VP and publisher at Self before heading to Time Inc., is leaving that traditional publishing industry path for her new position. Her other print stints include Mademoiselle, ELLE, ELLE Decor, Mirabella, and Teen. No word yet on when exactly Kelleher will officially bid adieu to Time Inc. 
ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV  




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