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Christoph Jörg started his television career as a news reporter for ZDF and ARD. In 1991 he was appointed Editor for documentaries and low budget features in the ZDF department "Das Kleine Fernsehspiel". In 1994 he moved to Paris where he started working for ARTE France as a Commissioning Editor for Thema, with responsibility for the editorial and creative direction of the programme. In 2003 he was appointed senior commissioning executive in the Arte France Specialist Factual department. He is also in charge of international development and international co-productions. From 1994 to 2007, he commissioned more than 700 documentaries for ARTE on various topics and worked with filmmakers from around the world.
He is currently Head of thematic studies for the Discovery Campus Masterschool and Board member of "Steps International", a non profit organization which opens up new ways of commissioning and making films around the world (Steps International recently commissioned the worldwide ten part series "Why Democracy?").
He works also as a consultant for different documentary festivals and teaches in various international media programmes.