«Meet the Team»: Livio Stöckli
Welcome Livio Stöckli! The native of Basel has been working as multimedia producer for Sustainable Switzerland since mid-February, and is therefore also part of the NZZone team. Livio has a wide-ranging background in journalism, and also lectures in Journalism, Multimedia & Storytelling at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Livio is also well-versed in all things sustainability, both privately and professionally, having held positions at Pro Natura and Tierwelt, among others. If you would like to find out more about him, read his answers to the personal questions we put to him.
How did you get into the media industry?
It suppose it all started in kindergarten – at the lunch table, I used to tell my mother dramatic, but totally invented stories about what had happened on the way home. Later on, I stopped with the lying bit. And at 16, I started freelance reporting for various local media, contributing both articles and pictures. From then on, it took its course.
What was the first profession you wanted to take up as a child?
To be honest, a refuse collector. I always loved standing on the back of the trucks. But rubbish still concerns me to this day: on the one hand for environmental reasons, and on the other hand from a professional point of view. There is a lot of rubbish around in the form of misinformation, which I would like to get rid of through good journalism.
What are the new challenges that you are looking forward to in your job?
Promoting the issue of sustainability in journalism, but doing so constructively. In this respect, journalism and the media have an immense task ahead of them.
What do you dislike most about your work?
I’m shooting myself in the foot right now, but let’s be honest: sitting indoors all day in front of a screen and open-plan offices are an ordeal for me.
Besides your current job, what do you do so well that people would pay you for it?
For some unknown reason, I have an excellent natural sense of direction and never get lost, neither in the souk of Jerusalem nor in the underground tunnels of Zurich’s main train station.