Bauer Media Group appoints media and digital professional to drive the transformation of its publishing business

Jan Wachtel to join as President of its Publishing Business Area

Photo: Alexander Klebe

Hamburg, September 21, 2022 – Bauer Media Group’s publishing business has been at the heart of the company for almost 150 years. It includes more than 400 titles and over 100 digital products across Germany, UK, Poland and France. Jan Wachtel’s appointment comes at a key time as the company transforms itself to take full advantage of the opportunities global digitisation brings.

Jan, who will join Bauer on 1 January 2023, is a media and publishing specialist and has worked with companies including Axel Springer, BILD, and RTL Group, where he was on the Executive Board. He is currently Co-CEO Firstlead GmbH - Adcell - an affiliate network. Jan brings with him huge experience of both print and digital publishing.

Commenting on the appointment, Bauer Media Group CEO Yvonne Bauer said: “Publishing as a sector is undergoing a period of unprecedented 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 maximise our print publishing while at the same time accelerating digital growth.”

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About Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-saving services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 16,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.