Lucas Wackmeister and Karina der Horst will be the two new deputy editors of NOS News. This means that the editor-in-chief of NOS News will resume from the beginning of next year.
Der Horst (55) is president of NOS op 3 and will take office on February 1. Wackmeister, 44, is currently a US correspondent and will join on March 1 when arrangements are made to return from Washington, DC.
The post of principal follows the departure of principal Marcel Gelauf last September. Since then, the management of NOS News has consisted of editor-in-chief Giselle van Kahn, her deputy Bart Leffering and deputy Wilma Hahn.
It was decided to expand the editor-in-chief with two representatives in order to continue to carry out the work and all responsibilities related to the volume of NOS news and journalistic ambitions. Waagmeester and Ter Horst were selected after an internal and external application round.
Editor-in-Chief van Kahn said, “We are proud to have such quality in-house, and we have found two experienced journalists who will now bring their expertise to the Editor-in-Chief”.
According to van Kahn, ter Horst thinks “like no one else” from the audience and has a keen eye for talent. Wackmeister brings a “wealth of experience” from the field and van Kahn praises his journalistic instincts.
‘Many things come together’
Karina der Horst joins NOS as a freelance editor NOS Radio 1 Journal. In 1998 he became a permanent employee of NOS Jeugdjournaal. It then continued NOS News on 3Television pioneer of NOS op 3, where he was editor and coordinator.
Since the beginning, ten years ago, he has led an editorial team of over sixty, mainly young NOS’s. They also produce radio bulletins on NPO 3FM and FunX and the award-winning online productions NOS op 3 and NOS Stories.
He describes his appointment as “a moment where many things came together”. He embraces his role “with pride, confidence, fun and in his own way”.
Africa, Asia and America
Lucas Wackmeister started working at NOS in 2004 as a foreign editor. After five years he switched to correspondence. His first post was South Africa. Between 2011 and 2014 he was NOS correspondent for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Wackmeister then reported from Turkey for six years, and in 2020, during the last days of President Trump, he became a multimedia NOS correspondent in Washington DC.
“As a reporter, I’ve always tried to provide sharpness and clarity, and to name uncomfortable truths,” says Wackmeister. “That is the role NOS plays and I will try to uphold it as editor-in-chief. I look forward to returning to the Netherlands and the editorial office with everything I have learned.”
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