Education

08/2003 – 12/2004
Master of Arts, New York University, USA
Magazine journalism concentration, Austrian Fulbright grantee

10/1994 – 06/2001         
Magister der Handelswissenschaften
, (MBA level), Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria.
Specialization in development economics and management of small and medium enterprises, CEMS exchange student at Stockholm School of Economics (Jan. – June 1998)

1994             
High School degree,
BG 13 Fichtnergasse, Vienna, Austria


Professional Experience

manager magazin, Der SPIEGEL publishing group, Hamburg, Germany since 04/2011

online editor for manager-magazin.de, Germany’s second biggest business news portal and the online extension of Germany’s foremost business monthy (online: 10 mio visits/month, print: 230,000 readers)

  • reporter and editor for the companies and markets section
  • reporting focus: Germany’s automotive industry, electric vehicles and new business models around mobility services
  • creator of several novel content formats, e.g. development of  new forms of online live reporting and event-based reporting
  • video specialist: developer of three video formats exclusively produced for our online edition: “Kernkompetent”, a bimontly business comedy; “Autoklassiker”, a video series focused on younger classic cars; “Mitlenker”, a video explainer of how car assistance technologies work
  • analysis of current events, background stories on all aspects of the German car industry, frequent exclusive news

WirtschaftsWoche, Handelsblatt publishing group, Düsseldorf, Germany 07/2006 – 03/2011

online editor for wiwo.de, the online portal of Germany’s best-selling business weekly WirtschaftsWoche (online: 220,000 unique users/month, print: 850,000 readers)

  • in charge of the online equivalent of the “companies and markets”section
  • reporting focus on Germany’s automotive industry. As an online reporter, I managed to publish several multipage pieces in the printed edition of WirtschaftsWoche.
  • in-house video specialist: creator and producer of the weekly video series “Tichys Totale“, a video editorial of WirtschaftsWoche’s editor-in-chief; creator and producer  of “Gadget-Inspector”, wiwo.de’s tech video explainer.
  • audio: creator and producer of wiwo hör-bar, a weekly “making of”-podcast providing background on this week’s major WirtschaftsWoche story.
  • multimedia: creator of several audio slideshows, e.g. for the online special “20 years after the fall of the Berlin wall”, planning, research and briefings for several interactive graphics
  • dozens of background interviews and stories, e.g. for wiwo.de’s US election 2008 special, special on the global financial crisis, the planned and retracted sale of GM’s Opel division, …

Austria Press Agency, Vienna, Austria – the national newswire service – 01/2006 – 06/2006

reporter for the business news desk, 2 days/week

  • news story editing
  • press conferences coverage
  • breaking news coverage

Industriemagazin, Vienna, Austria – monthly service magazine for industry leaders (circ.: 27,000) – 11/2005 – 06/2006

freelance journalist for the magazine’s career and science sections


GEWINN, Vienna, Austria – Austria’s best-selling monthly business magazine (circulation: 95,000)01/2005 – 06/2006

staff writer/reporter for the personal finance and career sections


Time Inc., New York – magazine division of US media conglomerate Time Warner

Fortune Small Business magazine: best-selling US business magazine (circ.: 1 mio.) – 09/2004 – 12/2004

editorial intern and subsequent freelance work

  • part-time while studying for my M.A. at NYU
  • several articles for FSB’s “Giving Back“ series, regular freelancer after the internship ended
  • contributor for FSB’s May 2005 cover story on companies helping people with disabilities

Fortune Magazine: the leading US business magazine (circulation: 919,000) 06/2004 – 08/2004

editorial intern

  • planned, researched and wrote a nine-page booklet on the history of Fortune’s 100 fastest-growing companies
  • analyzed the marketing challenges of energy drink giant Red Bull in the US market
  • wrote a column on investing in the US gaming industry

GEWINN, Vienna, Austria – 04/2002 – 07/2003

staff writer/reporter for the IT and career sections


Die ZEIT, Hamburg, Germany – Germany’s reputed weekly newspaper09/2001 – 12/2001

internship in the online editorial department

  • developed, recorded and edited an acoustic advent calendar that featured Christmas stories narrated by ZEIT writers
  • supervised online debates and forums as an editorial moderator
  • wrote features on German writers and the woes of the travel industry after 9/11
  • planned and conducted a comparison of publishing media web sites, presented the results at a meeting with the business manager

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt/Main – Germany’s best-known quality newspaper – 07/2001 – 08/2001

internship, online editorial department, business section

  • researched and wrote over 50 articles in 6 weeks
  • scope: from features on car makers who produce less than 100 cars per years to an opinion piece on strategies how to make people pay for online content
  • freelance writer until Oct. 2002

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