New face at Southern Times
Mietzner is no stranger to the Namibian media world, having worked for NBC from 1980 – 1996 in both the radio and TV services of that corporation. He built up an enviable reputation for concise and accurate reporting on political, socio-economic and general reporting, while also acting (until recently) as a regular presenter of “Talk Of The Nation”. He also regularly presented the budget speeches and the opening of parliament, State of the Nation addresses and a number of other programmes for the corporation.
Mietzner gathered several accolades and media prizes during that period.
After leaving NBC, Mietzner worked on a free-lance basis for several companies, ministries, para-statals and NGOs. He also acted as the Chief Media Liaison Officer of the Namibia Electoral Commission for the 1999 Parliamentary and Presidential elections.
Mietzner also served a stint as a relief news editor of New Era during 2000/2001.
From 2002 to early 2006 Mietzner was the Public Relations Officer of Wildlife Resorts Ltd.