The Axel Springer media group (to which WELT also belongs) is reorganizing the editor-in-chief of “Bild”. Marion Horn will take over the chairmanship of the editors-in-chief of the "Bild" group with immediate effect, and Robert Schneider will become editor-in-chief of "Bild" as planned in mid-April, Axel Springer announced on Thursday in Berlin.
The current editors-in-chief Johannes Boie, Alexandra Würzbach and Claus Strunz are stepping down from their previous roles. Boie took up the post of editor-in-chief on October 18, 2021, succeeding Julian Reichelt. Previously, Boie was editor-in-chief of WELT AM SONNTAG. The company intends to provide information about possible future tasks for the three journalists at Axel Springer at a later date.
The CEO of the "Bild" group, Claudius Senst, said: ""Bild" is number 1 in Germany and it is our aim that it remains so in the digital only era. This is a fundamental transformation editorially, organizationally and culturally. It also requires changes in the editor-in-chief.”
Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner was quoted as saying: “I am very pleased that Marion Horn and Robert Schneider are coming back to Axel Springer and “Bild”. They stand for our way into the future.”
As the group announced, the editor-in-chief of “Bild” will be downsized. In the future, the management of the chief editorship will consist of two instead of four members. "She will further develop "Bild" journalistically and strategically, position it with a strong tabloid profile and actively promote digital change," it said.
According to the information, Horn and Schneider will run "Bild" with the deputy editors-in-chief René Bosch, Timo Lokoschat, Tanja May, Paul Ronzheimer, Mandy Sachse and Yvonne Weiß "and precisely allocate the individual areas of responsibility after Robert Schneider's arrival". Until then, Horn was editor-in-chief of both "Bild" and "Bild am Sonntag".