With more than 25 years of medical communications experience, Emily Schmitz has the edge in partnering with the media to effectively promote, educate and share compelling stories. Emily has solid editorial judgment and understands how to successfully pitch a story to media outlets including broadcast, print, bloggers and trade publications.
Emily is also an award-winning video producer with experience in creating effective consumer and medical education videos.
She began her career as a producer and correspondent for two medical shows at WJMK, a video production company in Boca Raton. She also worked at American Medical Communications as a Senior Producer in Houston, Texas, as a Medical Producer at KPRC-TV (NBC) in Houston and as a Medical Reporter at Spectrum News (formerly News 8 Austin).
Her experience includes work for medical, healthcare and nonprofit sectors. She has spearheaded and collaborated on numerous public relations and marketing campaigns including the launch of physician practices, hospital clinics, new healthcare technologies and insurance companies.
Emily also helps clients refine their communication skills through media training, including interview preparation, on-camera analysis and messaging.
Emily is an active volunteer in the Central Texas community and has worked with the following organizations:
The Fifty - an elite group of 50 community leaders affiliated with The Seton Fund
Capital Area Parkinson’s Society
Circle of Friends - Dell Children’s fundraising group
Seton Williamson Foundation
Dress for Success Austin