Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ) announced today that it has hired Mode Media’s Jennifer Salant as vp of business development.
It’s the latest in a recent string of hires by Joy Marcus, who joined CNÉ in May to lead its digital video business. Last month, she tapped former Samsung and Dailymotion vet Nathan Guetta to lead product and brought on board Will Misselbrook as head of branded entertainment and Eden Gorcey as head of branded content, digital sales and strategy.
Salant will be responsible for leading CNÉ’s business development team and overseeing the distribution and syndication strategy for the company’s digital video network, content licensing for its digital video hub The Scene, talent and production deals and other strategic partner development.
Most recently, Salant was SVP of content creator business development and operations at Mode Media (formerly Glam Media), she oversaw the development of the Mode creator network. Earlier, she was a VP at iVillage/NBCU, where she led the business development team, helped chart the company’s strategic partnership efforts and oversaw secondary advertising revenue.
CNÉ’s digital video network includes 19 individual brand channels with full programming lineups, as well as the digital video hub The Scene, featuring nearly 40 channels of programming from Condé Nast brands ranging from Allure and Architectural Digest to Vanity Fair and Vogue, as well as content partners including AOL, Billboard, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Major League Soccer, PBS Digital Studios, Red Bull, SoulPancake, The Onion, The Weather Channel, Variety and Warner Music. To date, CNÉ has produced more than 4,000 videos, which, according to the company, have delivered more than 2.7 billion views annually since the channels launched in 2013.