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Say Media Selling Sites, Including xoJane

Say Media logo GSay Media has had it with the media business. According to Digiday, the company is selling its sites, including xoJane, Fashionista, and ReadWrite. Say Media originated as a tech company, and its CEO Matt Sanchez explained that it was just too difficult to keep the media side going:

When we launched Say, it was really about, how do you provide technology and services for independent media. It was this vision of building the modern media company by building, partnering with and buying independent media companies, build the tech beneath it and think holistically about the entire media stack. We just came to the conclusion that it’s very difficult to do both.

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Dianne Dubois Named CFO of Say Media

Say Media logo GDianne Dubois has been named Say Media’s chief financial officer. Dubois has most recently served as a consultant for the past four years. Previously, she served as CFO of Looksmart and eTrade North America.

“Dianne has worked with some of the most dynamic tech companies in the business, and as an experienced CFO she knows what it takes to thrive in a competitive business landscape,” said Matt Sanchez, CEO of Say Media, in a statement. “Her experience in finance and operations across a variety of fast-growth businesses is invaluable and we’re very excited to have her join the team.”

Say Media owns a variety of lifestyle sites, including xoJane and its spinoff, xoVain.

Dubois’ appointment is effective immediately.

Joyce Bautista Ferrari Joins Say Media

Say Media has named Joyce Bautista Ferrari executive editorial director. Ferrari comes to the company from Condé Nast Traveler, where she served as director of editorial development and operations. Prior to that, she served as Brides’ executive managing editor.

“Joyce’s passion for editorial excellence has been a driving force throughout her impressive career,” said Say Media’s CEO, Matt Sanchez, in a statement. “Her experience and vision are perfectly in sync with our mission to build exceptional brands with a passionate point of view.”

Ferrari’s appointment is effective January 27.

Time Publisher Kim Kelleher Leaves for Say Media

Kim Kelleher, worldwide publisher of Time and Ad Age’s Publisher of The Year in 2011, is leaving the magazine to become president of Say Media, a San Francisco based blog network that includes sites such as XOJane and ReadWriteWeb.

Ad Age reports that Kelleher said she enjoyed her time at the magazine but the chance to join Say Media was too good to pass up.

Matt Sanchez, Say Media’s CEO, said Kelleher was perfect for the job because she understands the “intersection of Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley.”