After majoring in political science at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Hamburg, Wolfgang completed his studies in journalism on a scholarship from Munich’s “Institut zur Förderung publizistischen Nachwuchses (IFP)”. In 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he became one of the founding journalists of the youth newspaper Neue Presse/Express in Halle, East Germany. In 1991, he became a correspondent for the news agency AP in Hamburg. From 1995 to 1999, he worked as a news editor and reporter for Reuters at its main German bureau in Bonn. Later, he became a news production editor at the Reuters markets desk in Frankfurt. In September 1999, he was appointed Production Editor of the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper, which launched in February 2000. From September 2013 to November 2014 he worked as head editor for „Der Spiegel“.