Amy Emmerich is the chief content officer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle media company for women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing content and programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, including linear television, digital video, and emerging social media.
As chief content officer since December 2015, Amy is focused on driving content strategy and expanding distribution across channels as the brand scales globally. Amy was formerly the EVP of programming at Refinery29, where she spearheaded the growth of the video department, launched dozens of original series, and helped expand the company's content offerings. She is committed to creating a dialogue with a powerful generation of women around topics that matter.
Prior to Refinery29, Emmerich served as vice president of production at Vice Media, where she contributed to launching two successful YouTube channels while organizing international creative efforts and overseeing production teams across multiple verticals. Before Vice, she was the vice president of production and development for the Travel Channel, where she oversaw all network programming.
Emmerich’s career also includes producer roles at HBO and Oxygen Media. She has won multiple Emmy awards for a documentary special, Translating Genocide, and projects such as MTV’s Made. In January 2016, Refinery29's original series, The Skinny premiered at the Sundance Film Festival with rave reviews, and Refinery29 announced the ShatterBox Anthology, a series that provides emerging female filmmakers the support and continued opportunity to realize their visions and reach new audiences.