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AMY SCHATZ

Communications Professional

Welcome to my personal homepage, where you’ll find my professional experience and skills, interests and education. 

PERSONAL STATEMENT

A Bit About Me

I am a former journalist and current flack. A Hoosier, mom and resident of The Swamp. What I am not is a Hollywood director. If you're looking for that Amy Schatz, try here. I'm also not a yoga instructor. But she can be found here. 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

My Roles & Responsibilities

VICE PRESIDENT
GLEN ECHO GROUP

January 2018 - Present

Help tech, cybersecurity and other clients with media outreach, strategic communications planning and content creation. Create and help execute digital marketing campaigns to amplify messaging and get in front of the right people.

VP OF MEDIA RELATIONS
USTELECOM

July 2016 - January 2018

Serve as a senior communications strategist and spokesperson for USTelecom, a trade association representing broadband companies including Verizon and AT&T.

DEPUTY TECH EDITOR
POLITICO

June 2015 - July 2016

Helped oversee a team of tech reporters focused on breaking policy news. Assigned and edited stories, mentored team members and offered strategic advice to upper management.

SENIOR EDITOR
RECODE

January 2014 - June 2015

Served as the Washington correspondent for the Silicon Valley-based tech news site. Wrote breaking news and feature stories, including graphics and social media promotion. Regular appearances on NPR, C-SPAN and other news outlets.

REPORTER
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

March 2004 - January 2014

Breaking news and feature reporter for the paper, covering a variety of beats, from Obamacare reporter to a presidential primary campaign reporter and political blogger. Spent eight years covering the FCC and tech policy issues.

MY PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Up Close & Personal

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I'm a communications pro experienced on both sides of the keyboard. A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, I now help companies and organizations develop proactive, consistent messaging for both traditional and new media, including digital marketing.
Tech nerd.

SKILLS

Business Morning

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Social network concept

DIGITAL MARKETING

Workspace

WRITING

Press Conference

MEDIA TRAINING

 

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

What I’ve Learned

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

2012-2014

MBA, Masters of Business Administration

Concentration in Marketing and Corporate Strategy: Focused on digital marketing strategies, management consulting, new product development and corporate social responsibility best practices.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

1992-1996

Bachelors of Arts in Music with Outside Field

Double major in saxophone performance and journalism

Ray of Light

"Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out."

 John Wooden

PUBLISHED WORK

May 2015

1776 might look like a typical incubator, but it represents perhaps D.C.’s best hope since AOL of producing a breakout tech star, something the city has long yearned for. (This is the first in a series of stories about innovation in D.C.)

October 2006

A look at how one Oklahoma man turned internet detective to root out the name of a former Senate page who was at the center of a House sex scandal, in a tale that showed how ordinary Americans are trying to be online sleuths in hopes of gaining internet fame.

January 2005

A 23-year-old quadriplegic's fatal car accident in a rural Pennsylvania cornfield highlighted how little regulation there is over adapted vehicles for the disabled.