After completing his studies at the Faculty of Sociology, Political Sciences and Journalism in Ljubljana, Bojan Veselinovič worked as the correspondent for Radio Ljubljana in Belgrade in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As reporter and editor he worked extensively on reports covering Slovenia's war for independence. He subsequently became the editor of home policy and business programming at Radio Slovenija, followed by a stint as editor-in-chief of news programming at the national public radio. After working in radio for over two decades, he moved to the Dnevnik newspaper in 2006, where he stayed for three years before he was appointed by the government STA director. Pursuant to the Act on the STA, which determines that the director is appointed by the supervisory board in an open competition, he was named for a second five-year term in 2016.
Barbara Štrukelj started working for the STA in 1991 as a student at the Foreign Desk. Following stints at the national radio between 1991 and 1993, and the Slovenian desk at Deutsche Welle in Cologne in 1994, she returned to the STA and became a full-time staff reporter at the Business Desk in 1996, the same year she earned her BA in comparative literature from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She was the business desk editor between 1998 and 2006 before she was appointed the editor-in-chief in 2009 following an open competition. She was reappointed in 2013 and 2017.