Courier editor-in-chief Martina Salomon, who recently extended her contract, is confident: “The editorial team is well prepared for the coming election year.”
Philipp Wilhelmer, previously Deputy Head of the Department for Culture, will be the new Head of Digital.
Wolfgang Unterhuber, previously head of the Department of Economics, will be the new heads of subjects. In addition, he takes on the role of day-to-day manager and also becomes a member of the Courier’s editorial team, which also includes Gert Korentschnigg and Profiles managing director Richard Grassel.
In the Department of Economics, Unterhuber will be replaced by Robert Kleidorfer, previously Deputy Head of the Department of Economics. Anita Staudakar will be his deputy. She previously worked as a business editor.
Castling is imminent in other departments as well. Agnes Preiser, previously deputy head of the Chronicle department, is hired as the new Chronicle boss. Ingrid Steiner, formerly Brussels correspondent, will be the new foreign policy chief.
Andreas Schwarz, the previous department head, is moving to the Sunday department and will remain with the newspaper as central political commentator and interviewer. Peter Temel, media editor at the Department for Culture, will take over the management of Wilhelmir’s debate pages.
The management-level restructuring follows staff cuts announced in April, which cut the editorial workforce by ten percent. The courier is planning a relaunch in the autumn to reposition itself digitally.