Building a Successful Media Career: Kim Kelleher

Building A Successful Media Career – Overcoming Obstacles!

“Be the leader you would want to follow.” | taught by Kim Kelleher
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Kim  Kelleher
Kim Kelleher
Chief Brand Officer at Conde Nast

About the instructor

Kim Kelleher is the Chief Business Officer of Glamour, Allure, Brides, Teen Vogue, and Self. She was named the head of the Conde Nast brands in 2017. Most recently, Kim served as Chief Revenue Officer and Publisher of Wired Media Group, which includes Ars Technica, Backchannel, and WIRED.

Kim’s career in media, marketing, and advertising spans more than 20 years. Before joining Wired Media Group, she was President of Say Media. Prior to that, she was Worldwide Publisher of Time magazine. During her tenure, she was named Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year in October 2011. Kelleher also served as Vice President and Publisher of Sports Illustrated, where she was the first female executive to lead Sports Illustrated advertising sales in the history of the brand. Previously, she was Vice President and Publisher of Self and was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, the industry’s premier award for outstanding young advertising professionals.

She is also active in many philanthropic initiatives. She is currently vice chair of the American Advertising Federation and serves on numerous boards including: Upworthy; the Board of Governors of Cancer and Careers; the charitable arm of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW); the John A. Reisenbach Foundation; New York Women in Communications; and the University of Wisconsin– Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Kim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and resides in New York with her husband and two sons

Kim has spent more than 20 years working at some of the world’s most influential brands including SELF, Sassy, ELLE and Elle Decor, among others. Prior to joining WIRED, Kim was the President of SAY Media, a global digital media company, worldwide publisher of TIME, where she contributed her professional expertise to manage the multi-platform brand globally. Previously, she was vice president, publisher for Sports Illustrated, the first female executive to lead the brand. In October 2011, Kim was named Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year.

Kim Kelleher has a storied career in advertising and the media industry. Having worked her way from sales assistant at a shelter publication to the chief brand officer at one of the most venerable publishing houses in the world, Condé Nast, Kim offers her wisdom and advice to survival and advancement in a male-dominated industry. This glimpse into Kim’s career will share how she leads the publications she has managed in revenue and audience growth with passion and perseverance. This course delivers a range of lessons from multi-generational advice to learning more about traditional advertising, licensing and event revenue. Kim also discusses navigating the changes in media and shares her wisdom about trends in digital publishing. Kim Kelleher’s course delivers you the timeless lessons of being a team player in the workplace while balancing a precious family life. Upon completion of this course, you will be inspired to take your career to a new level. Whether you are in the media industry or not, Kim’s timeless golden nuggets will empower you to ignite the change that you deserve.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Tips for success in media marketing and strategies
  • How to stay relevant during the constant evolution of media
  • Ways to create safe work environments
  • Tons of advice on how to advance your career, from being noticed to asking for a raise
  • Best practices for digital publishing and storytelling  

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals interested in careers in media
  • People already in business positions that want to advance in their career
  • People passionate about areas outside and within digital media, marketing, and advertising
  • Females looking for career advice

Course Contents

22 Videos