Thierry Raizer
Editor-in-chief - Paperjam

    What is your role at Maison Moderne?

    I am the editor-in-chief of Paperjam, the essential media for business news in Luxembourg. My work principally involves coordinating the editorial team, which comprises ten skilled and highly motivated journalists. I work together with Jean-Michel Gaudron, senior journalist and partner at Maison Moderne, as well as our editorial director Sven Ehmann.

    What do you like most about your job?

    Though I have the role of editor-in-chief, I'm above all a journalist. The dose of adrenalin you get when “hot” news comes in remains something you only get in journalism. And it will always be that way with me. The job also offers great opportunities to meet celebrities and other exceptional people. Despite all the technological tools making communication more and more “electronic”, work as a journalist remains fully focused on “human” contacts – and that's what makes it so worthwhile.

    What was your dream job when you were a child?

    At a young age I was obsessed with becoming a journalist or a radio host, even though my parents often tell me that when I was 10 I dreamed of becoming a baker/pastry chef.

    The passion that drives you?

    Apart from my work, running is a hobby I share with my wife.

    What would you tell your friends to make them visit Luxembourg?

    I would tell them to buy the book Moien. This would help them understand that Luxembourg is not an artificial country that nobody wants to describe. I would also tell them to leaf through Luxembourg Moderne to understand how the capital has changed over the last 30 years. And why not take a look at the Family Guide when planning a trip with the family, before picking up the Explorator to find a restaurant. And you know, all these reference works are produced by Maison Moderne. By chance?

    Your favourite restaurant out of the 250 listed in Explorator?

    Difficult to say… Perhaps Bella Napoli with its simple food and quick service. And because it's been in the station district for such a long time.