Jason Stein is the CEO of Flat Six Media. Previously, he was the president of motormindz and directed the editorial and commercial operations for Automotive News.
Mr. Stein joined Automotive News as a Detroit-based reporter in October 2003 before transferring to Automotive News Europe’s Munich, Germany headquarters in 2005. Two years later, he was named publisher of Automotive News Europe, a responsibility that included the management of the news and commercial operations, covering 32 European countries as well as marketing, digital, audience and event activities. In 2009, Mr. Stein moved back to Detroit to oversee the editorial operations of Automotive News. In 2012 he added the responsibility of associate publisher, then publisher in 2013.
In 2016, he oversaw the launch of two new media products: Automotive News Canada, a digital media outlet and a monthly print magazine; and Fixed Ops Journal, a semi-monthly print magazine focused on auto retail operations.
In late 2015, Automotive News helped form the first annual Crain Communications/Michigan State University Detroit Journalism Program for aspiring journalists within the City of Detroit.
He holds a position as a juror for the World Car of the Year Award and Ford’s annual Salute to Dealers recognition program at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention and has served as a volunteer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and United Way.