BurdaForward is setting the course for an even more successful future: Daniel Steil (49) will hand over the role of editor-in-chief of FOCUS Online to Florian Festl (40) as of November 1, 2018 and take on important new innovation and strategy projects as Chief Content Officer (CCO). He will also be responsible for the Finanzen100 brand and BurdaForward's corporate communications.
Daniel Steil has held the role of editor-in-chief of FOCUS Online since 2011. In this position he was instrumental in leading the portal to the top of German news offerings and also in developing it into the news site with the largest video reach in Germany. As Chief Content Officer, Steil will in future be responsible not only for the content strategy of FOCUS Online, but of all BurdaForward portals. In his new role, he will also focus more closely on important corporate initiatives of the company, such as the partner network of now almost one hundred publishing houses.
Florian Festl joins FOCUS Online coming from wize.life. The new editor-in-chief already worked for FOCUS Online from 2005 to 2015, most recently as deputy editor-in-chief of Daniel Steil.