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Time Publisher Kim Kelleher Departs for Say Media

Kelleher will oversee Say's network of more than 500 blogs, websites and other online properties

Time Magazine’s worldwide publisher Kim Kelleher will leave Time Inc. to become president of Say Media, the blog network announced on Monday.

Getty ImagesAt Say Media, which is based in San Francisco, Kelleher will succeed Troy Young in overseeing the business of more than 500 websites, blogs and other online portals, including tech blogs ReadWriteWeb and Techdirt.

Young will leave the company at the end of July but will continue to serve as a special adviser to Sanchez. Kelleher begins September 1 and will work out of New York.

"She will join us with more than 20 years of experience at Conde Nast and Time, among others," Say Media CEO Matt Sanchez said in a blog post. "On top of all of Kim's experience and talents, she stood out as an unbelievable culture fit with SAY. I'm confident that Kim will make a huge contribution in the next phase of our journey."

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Kelleher joined Time Inc. two years ago to run Sports Illustrated, but CEO Jack Griffin moved her to Time just five months after he arrival. Prior to that she spent nearly 10 years at Conde Nast.

Her work at Time was strong enough to earn AdAge’s Publisher of the Year award in 2011. Though Time's advertising figures have taken a hit in 2012, at the time the magazine praised her for combining the magazine’s print and digital sales teams.

At Say, she will oversee a rapidly growing enterprise. The company is the product of the 2010 merger of online advertising network VideoEgg and blog consortium Six Apart.

It has continued to build out its editorial properties since then, including its acquisition of ReadWriteWeb in December.

“Say is creating unique and memorable digital experiences for brands that reach today’s social consumer,” Kelleher said in a statement. “I’m fascinated by how quickly media consumption habits are changing and the innovation that’s happening at SAY as a result. I am thrilled to join this incredible team to help create a ‘once-in-a-generation media company’ that will lead the industry for years to come.”