Norbert Grundei

Head of Audio Strategy, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Germany

Norbert Grundei is Head of Audio Strategy at Norddeutscher Rundfunk. In his role he is responsible for the NDR audio lab THINK AUDIO and the young audio brand N- JOY. The “NDR Info Coronavirus Update” was created on his initiative, it is considered the most successful podcast start in Germany and was streamed more than 60 million times in the first 6 months.

With the audio strategy department Norbert coordinates the the development for a wide range  successful audio products: Talkshows, Fiction, Documentary, News-.Norbert was a member of the team that developed “funk” – the young content network from ARD and ZDF.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Hamburg Media School’s Digital Journalism Fellowship.Norbert has received several awards for his work, including the “Grimme Online” Award, the “Georg von Holtzbrinck Science Journalism Award” and the “Deutscher Radiopreis” (German Radio Award).