Oren katzeff
Oren Katzeff

Conde Nast has named digital media veteran Oren Katzeff president of its entertainment group, which produces/distributes content across premium video, social, OTT, virtual reality, film and television channels.

He takes over for Dawn Ostroff, who exited in June to lead Spotify's content shop.

Katzeff most recently was global head of programming at Tastemade, the lifestyle media company that operates YouTube channels and distributes material on Facebook.

Earlier, Katzeff was global head of marketing/audience at ZEFR (formerly MovieClips.com), senior VP at Demand Entertainment and content executive at Yahoo! Media, where he cut deals with Paramount, 20th Century Fox, ABC News, MTV and MGM Studios.

Conde Nast Entertainment distributes more than 5,000 videos annually based on content from brands such as Vogue, Wired, GQ, Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit.

It also produces TV series for Netflix, Amazon, Discovery and Viceland and feature films, such as “Only the Brave” and “The Old Man & The Gun,” for Sony and Fox Searchlight.

Katzeff will report to Conde Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg when he joins the publishing house in New York on Dec. 17.

Sauerberg praised Katzeff for his "ability to create addictive content" and "innovative operational expertise."