Since she was tapped as Spotify’s chief content officer about a year ago, Dawn Ostroff has been charged with building an arsenal of podcasts to catapult the Swedish business to become a leader not just in music but also audio storytelling. Under her watch, the number of podcasts available on Spotify has grown to more than 450,000 titles, up from 185,000 in February.
For many years, Conde Nast, publisher of magazines from Vogue to The New Yorker, resisted the opportunity to push its brands into media such as TV, but all that has changed with the company’s appointment of former CW head Dawn Ostroff as president of Conde Nast Entertainment.
Former CW entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff has been named president of Conde Nast Entertainment effective immediately. She will be responsible for development, creation, production and distribution of original television, film and digital initiatives based on the company’s brands.
Dawn Ostroff, the former entertainment head of The CW network, is in talks to join publishing house Condé Nast in a new role, The Post has learned. Sources said Ostroff will help further Condé Nast’s initiatives in television and online video.
The CW is hoping to find a successor to outgoing entertainment president Dawn Ostroff, and is interviewing a string of candidates for the job. Ostroff, one of the longest-serving broadcast entertainment chiefs in the business, is set to leave at the end of June. She joined in January 2006, when CBS-ownedmerged with Time Warner’s The WB to create The CW.