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Amy Guth
General Manager, RedEye/Metromix
My Role

General Manager, RedEye/Metromix
My Biography

Amy Guth is general manager of RedEye and Metromix. She is the current president of Association for Women Journalists Chicago and is author of the novel “Three Fallen Women.” Previously, Guth managed social media and search engine optimization at Chicago Tribune, where she also co-wrote a social media column and co-hosted the ”30 Second Social” instructional series. She has contributed social media and technology reports to WGN Radio, WGN-TV and CLTV. Previously, Guth was co-host of ChicagoNow Radio, and later WGN Weekend.

Prior to all that, she served as digital editor for the news organization’s books section, Printers Row, where she covered the then-rise of digital publishing and literature. In 2007, she founded Pilcrow, a Chicago-based small press literary festival and co-hosted the Chicago reading series RUI: Reading Under The Influence.

Guth has spoken at colleges, universities, literary festivals and technology conferences about book promotion, writing, editing, social media and SEO, and has taught in the Chicago Tribune and other US newsrooms about digital media for journalists.

Her work is included in the anthologies “What Happened to us These Last Couple of Years?” and “6S, Vol. 2.” Guth’s fiction was was named among StorySouth’s notable stories and was a Million Writers Award nominee.

She founded the literary blog, Chicago Subtext, for the Tribune’s Chicago Now blog network, where she also served as founding Life and Style community manager. Before all that, Guth served as managing editor for the (now-defunct) journal, The Complete Meal and co-wrote several sketch productions at Second City’s training center and other improv venues, including “Uterine Wailing Wall” as well as “Anton Chekhov’s Bastard Child” which was performed in Chicago from 2002-4.