Now that Kim Kelleher, Time’s publisher, has announced that she’s leaving for a spot at Say Media, the search to replace her has begun. Though Time has had a rough go this year, with ad pages dipping 20 percent compared to 2011, whoever takes on the role will have big shoes to fill.

Below, a list of rumored candidates to become Time’s new publisher, via The New York Post. Kelleher leaves Time in September.

  • Brendan Ripp — Former Time publisher who was shifted to Money when Kelleher came aboard.
  • Frank Wall — Publisher of Sports Illustrated.
  • Jed Hartman — Worldwide publisher of Fortune, also oversees CNNMoney.
  • Michelle eBanks — President of Essence Communications