NZZ Germany stocks up

The Berlin editorial team of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung is being strengthened by four new additions: Hannah Bethke, Oliver Maksan, Fatina Keilani and Kalina Oroschakoff will be moving to the NZZ in the next few months.

New at NZZ Germany: Hannah Bethke, Oliver Maksan, Fatina Keilani and Kalina Oroschakoff (from left to right).

As of the beginning of July, Hannah Bethke is transferring from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung to NZZ-editorial office in Berlin. To FAZ in 2016, where she has been Berlin correspondent for the feature section since 2018. With a doctorate in political science, she previously worked as a freelance author and journalist for Deutschlandfunk Kultur, among others. Hannah Bethke studied in Freiburg and was a research assistant and lecturer at the University of Greifswald and Leipzig.

Also effective July, Oliver Maksan joins the NZZ-editorial staff. Since 2016, he has been editor-in-chief of the Catholic weekly newspaper The daily mail. From 2012 to 2016, he reported as Middle East correspondent from Israel for, among others The daily mail, ACN International and Cicero. Maksan studied theology and philosophy in Eichstätt, Paris, Rome and Munich.

Fatina Keilani, for over twenty years editor for justice and legal policy issues at the Daily Mirror, becomes in August the NZZ join. After studying law, which she completed in Hamburg, she worked as a journalist for The world as well as for "Net-Business". Fatina Keilani is a regular reporter for the magazine of the German Federal Bar Association (BRAK).

Finally, in August, Kalina Oroschakoff will join the Berlin editorial team of the NZZ switch. She joins from Politico Europe in Brussels, which she co-founded and where she has covered energy and environmental issues as Climate Correspondent since 2015. Prior to that, she advised companies on EU regulatory developments in the energy, tech and creative sectors at G+ Europe. Kalina Oroschakoff holds a degree from University College London in Political Science and Eastern European Studies. She also studied economics and international relations at Johns Hopkins University in the US.

"Colleagues are among the most interesting voices in journalism for very different reasons," said Marc Felix Serrao, editor-in-chief of NZZ Germany. "With their support, we can offer our readers not only even more comprehensive reporting, but also new key topics. These include climate change, for example. In the discussions about this central issue of the 21st century, we are convinced that a liberal, free-market voice has been missing to this day, especially in Germany."

Driving positive development forward

With the recent reinforcement of the Berlin editorial team, the positive development in Germany is to be driven forward in a targeted manner. "Since January, we have expanded our correspondent office in Berlin into a small, powerful subsidiary for the German market and increased our team by 10 to 20 people, including colleagues in the areas of products and marketing," says Jan-Eric Peters, Managing Director of the NZZ Germany. "This means we are well equipped to continue our growth trajectory in the year of the general election."

Currently, the NZZ has more than 30,000 fully paying subscribers in Germany. At the beginning of May, the tech-topic-specialized NZZ-editor Jenni Thier has moved from Zurich to Berlin, where she is now working as digital manager. Also on board since May are social media editor Ferdinand Knapp and data analyst Caroline Stein.

Go to NZZ-The range of products and services in Germany currently includes the digital subscription, an e-paper, the new weekday newsletter "Der andere Blick" with around 58,000 recipients, and the international print edition. (pd)

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