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Martin Puetter

Professional Career
03/2016 – today (concurrently) Petri-HeilStaff writer for fishing magazine “Petri-Heil”

 Writing features about fishing in the Basel area
 News articles about fishing in the Basel area

02/2014 – today (concurrently) artax Fide Consult AGTranslator/designer, Marketing,

Translating newsletters (Ger>Eng) and other texts (e.g. proposals)
Proofreading/editing newsletters (Ger)

04/2011 – 02/2014 Head Communications / Manager Media Relations (pro bono)Fédération Suisse de Rugby (FSR)

First port of call for media enquiries
In charge of press releases
Success: raising awareness for rugby (a fringe sport in Switzerland) among Swiss media

08/2012 – 04/2013 GGG Stadtbibliothek Basel

Support communications
Support logistics; supervision
Success: co-production annual report

02/2007 – 11/2010 Editor CommunicationsPricewaterhouseCoopers AG Zürich

Head In-House Communications and Style Guide
Writing specialist articles (Ger & Eng), print and online
Ghost-writer for CEO pwc Switzerland
Text translations (Ger > Eng / Eng > Ger)
Success: style guide, from project status to 3rd edition

08/1995 – 08/2006Foreign correspondent in United Kingdom, London

Der Bund, Bern (1995 – 2002)
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin (1995 – 2001)
Neue Zürcher Zeitung (1995 – 2006)
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (1997 – 2004)
Successes: coverage of Labour party election victory (1997, 2001, 2005); Scotland referendum (1998) and Scottish Parliament elections (1999); Rugby World Cup 1999; Interviews with leading politicians and sports stars

06/1988 – 12/1994 Basler ZeitungJournalist; (Sports desk)

Current news articles, background reports
page production, layout, captions
(plus several years as freelancer before 1988; and until 06/2009)
Successes: Coverage of national Swiss wrestling festivals 1989 and 1992, Handball World Cup 1986


Lic. Phil. I (degree equivalent to MA) in linguistics, German and English, University of Basel (year of degree 1990)
Emphasis on professional jargons and specialist languages
(concurrently already working as freelancer for Basler Zeitung)
Matura (equivalent to A-level in UK), Gymnasium Oberwil/BL

Further Education

Project management for executives (Athemia Zurich, 09/2008)
Social Media Management (Somexcloud Zurich, 2014)

Experience abroad

08/1995 – 08/2006, London (cf. professional career) 01/1994 – 04/1994, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland English Language Journalism
09/1982 – 06/1983, University of St. Andrews, Scotland English & German Literature


German Mother tongue
English Fluent (C2, close to mother tongue level)
French Good written and spoken (B2)
Swiss-German level mother tongue

PC skills

Microsoft Windows
Office suite: MS Office
Joomla (CMS)
WordPress (CMS)


Sportpress (Association of Swiss Sports Journalists)

Voluntary activities

Fédération Suisse de Rugby (FSR), referee (WR L2)
RFC Basel, committee member 2008 – 2016 (communications & PR, editor & content manager of club’s website, press officer)
Fischerei-Pachtvereinigung des Bezirks Laufen (FIPAL), including
support for kids’ fishing course

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