Bauer Media Group hires Wachtel to lead Publishing

Bauer Media Group hires Wachtel to lead Publishing
In brief

Bauer Media Group’s Publishing business has appointed print and digital publishing specialist Jan Wachtel to drive its transformation.

Wachtel will join Bauer on 1 January 2023 from FirstLead GMbH – Adcell, where he is co-CEO. He has previously worked at Axel Springer, BILD, and RTL Group where he was on the executive board.

The Publishing business is almost 150 years old and now includes more than 400 titles and over 100 digital products across the UK, Germany, Poland, and France.

Bauer Media Group CEO Yvonne Bauer said: “Publishing as a sector is undergoing a period of unpredicted change. Jan’s print and digital publishing experience means he is ideally placed to drive the transformation of our Publishing business. This will enable us to maximize our print publishing while at the same time accelerating digital growth.”

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