NZZ: New Head of the News Department

Samuel Burgener is to become the new head of news at the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung". He succeeds Janique Weder, who is going on sabbatical at the end of August and will then return to the NZZ.

As of September, Samuel Burgener will head the News department and thus a central interface in the newsroom of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. In this role, he will also take over the day-to-day management. Janique Weder, the current head of the news department, is taking a six-month sabbatical. She will continue to lead the department until the end of August and, upon her return, will focus more on writing again, according to the NZZ with.

From 2013 to 2020, Burgener was an editor in the sports section of the NZZ active. From 2021 to 2023, he returned to the Valaisan messenger back. Burgener has been working for the NZZ again since February 2023 and heads the "Reporter aktuell" team. He places particular focus on the training of young colleagues and text coaching. For several years, he has also been involved in training NZZ trainees in text stylistics.

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