Simon Bärtschi has been editor-in-chief of the BZ Berner Zeitung in Bern since the beginning of 2019. The BZ belongs to Tamedia and is the largest subscription title in the canton of Bern with various digital channels and newspaper editions. Before moving to Berne, Bärtschi was a member of the editorial board of the Tages-Anzeiger and SonntagsZeitung in Zurich and deputy editor-in-chief of the SonntagsZeitung. Before entering the news journalism business, he graduated in geography and media sciences at the University of Berne, and later completed a management course for media executives at Columbia University in New York. He lives with his family in the Bern region.