Jason Stein directs the editorial and commercial operations for one of the world's largest automotive business-to-business media organizations.
As vice president and publisher of Automotive News, as well as publisher of Automotive News Canada, China & Europe, Mr. Stein oversees more than 75 reporters and editors around the world, from Detroit to Paris to Shanghai. In addition to his editorial responsibilities, he also leads the digital, sales, marketing, event and audience departments.
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 returned 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 led the launch of two new media products: Automotive News Canada, a digital media source and a monthly print magazine; and Fixed Ops Journal, a semi-monthly print magazine focused on auto retail operations. In 2018, Automotive News launched its Shift mobility magazine.
Before joining Automotive News, Mr. Stein was an award-winning automotive columnist, news and sports writer for several North American newspapers in Ontario, Ohio and Indiana.
In late 2015, Mr. Stein helped form the Crain Communications/Michigan State University Detroit Journalism Program for aspiring journalists within the City of Detroit. He has served as a volunteer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and Cornerstone Schools in Detroit. He also 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.
A frequent speaker on automotive issues, he is also a contributor to national and international radio programs.
Mr. Stein holds a degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.