Before joining Tilder, Jean-Michel Salvator spent 35 years working as a journalist. He has a plethora of experience in all media styles.
He began his career in the political department of the French radio station France Inter, subsequently moving to Europe 1 where he covered the transport and defence sectors for many years.
During the 1990s, he had a three-year stint presenting an economics journal on the Europe 1 morning show with Erik Izraelewtcz, before being appointed Editor in Chief of Europe 1’s Politics and Economics departments. At the same time, he created an economics department at the newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.
In 2004, he continued his career in the written press, becoming number two on Le Figaro’s editorial staff. He was assistant to Nicolas Beytout, then Etienne Mougeotte and finally Alexis Brézet. During these years, he was instrumental in the development of the website which quickly became the market leader in its sector.
In 2014, the French media mogul Alain Weill tasked him with managing the BFM Business channel and developing BFMTV’s website, which rapidly became a spectacular success.
Jean-Michel Salvator has also held key positions at LCI, RTL and BFMTV. In his various roles, he has witnessed (and often played an important role in) the far-reaching metamorphosis of the media in France, which has changed more in the last 50 years than in the 600 years since Gutenberg. He tells this story in a book published in 2019 by Calmann Levy and written in conjunction with Francis Morel, the former head of Dun Figaro, Les Echos, Le Parisian and now senior executive advisor at McKinsey.