Johannes Forster is an engineer for media technology and journalist. Before and during his media technology studies, he worked as a presenter, producer, reporter and editor for private radio stations. After employment in the press and public relations department of the Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Group, he moved to Southwest Broadcasting (SWR). There he was active in technology and broadcasting as well as freelance contributions to different SWR1, SWR2 and SWR programs. He later studied music journalism for radio and multimedia and produced relevant features on SWR and Bavarian Broadcasting (BR).
Since 2012, he has been deputy director of the Institute for Music Journalism at the University of Music Karlsruhe.