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JOE

STONE

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

 

SUMMARY

High-performing and adaptable business leader and current podcast professional, accelerating growth in startups, small businesses, and nonprofits.

 

SKILLS

Communications BA
Management & Supervisory

Web Design

Podcast Production / Talent / Editing

Video Production / Talent / Editing

Writing for Multimedia

On-Camera Talent

Public Speaking

Social Media Strategy

Photography - DSLR

Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Audition

Final Cut Pro

Logic Pro

Contact

PHONE:

360-722-1873

 

WEBSITE:

www.StoneMedia.org

EMAIL:

joe@stonemedia.org

 

Experience

President

Stone Media LLC, Jan 2013 – Present

 

  • Designs and builds websites based on client values, goals, and input. 

  • Develops branding strategy for startups

  • Produces photography, video, blog/news articles, audio, motion graphic content, and images for social media

  • Provides social media marketing strategy consulting to small businesses and nonprofits

Director of Marketing & Technology

Amaze Media Labs, May 2021 – Present

  • Develops, edits, and improves sales & marketing materials to include decks, one-sheets, and other print or digital materials

  • Creates podcast show art for branded clients and original shows

  • Establishes and distributes show and network feeds

  • Develops processes to increase efficiency, reporting, develops, implements, and assesses marketing strategy, briefs, and campaigns

  • Maintains production inventory and ships equipment when necessary

  • Produces and edits copy, video, audio, and graphics

Operations Director

Jam Street Media, June 2019 – Present

  • Communicates with staff, potential partners, vendors, and talent 

  • Develops processes to increase efficiency, reporting, develops, implements, and assesses marketing strategy, briefs, and campaigns

  • Audience research, discovery, and asset testing resulted in Facebook ad campaigns with CPCs as low as $0.08

  • Managed Dynamic Ad Insertion of RSS feeds using AdsWizz platform

  • Developed multiple revenue streams for podcasts. Created a merchandise store, utilizing print-on-demand distributor

  • Created and supervised the design of promotional merchandise

  • Produces and edits copy, video, audio, and graphics

  • Represents the company during meetings with vendors and potential clients and talent when needed.

 

Head of Communications & Show Host

Urban Knights Radio (AAU), Sep 2018 – Dec 2019

 

  • Strategize, plans, and executes social media campaigns

  • Redesigned the website and modernized logo

  • Partnered with influencers and other departments to execute promos

  • Produce/hosts 3x weekly radio show played during afternoon drive time

  

Secretary, Board of Directors & Head of Marketing

What They Signed Up For, Jun 2017 – Jan 2019

 

  • Developed and managed the organization’s digital marketing strategy

  • Designed eCommerce website, promotional items, logo, multimedia content

  • Performed public speaking

 

Senior Vice Commander & Communications Officer

VFW Post #2554, Jan 2013 – July 2015

 

  • Developed a multi-tiered marketing plan that was instrumental in boosting recruiting and retention, earning the coveted 'All American Post' distinction.

  • Represented the post in civic meetings at the city and regional level

  • Created and managed post website, blog, and social media

  • Created copy and graphics for blog and social media

  • Acted as the Public Information Officer

  • Performed public speaking engagements

 

Operations Manager, Various Positions

United States Army, Jun 1997 – Jul 2012

 

  • Directly oversaw operations of multiple support sections in the headquarters element

  • Supervised and administered personnel actions, pay, evaluations, and training records through the Army Military Human Resource Records system for up to 300 soldiers

  • Managed and performed internal level one service support for IT systems 

  • Managed and supervised the maintenance, repair, replacement, and recovery of automotive systems and other military equipment valued in excess of $5M

  • Deployed to Egypt, Iraq, Cuba, and Afghanistan

Education

B.A. Communications & Media Technology (3.56 GPA)

Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA 

Jan 2017 – Dec 2019

 

  • Major Coursework: On-Camera Performance, Multimedia Production, Editing, Writing for Video and the Web

  • Other Coursework: Social Media Marketing, Podcasts, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Motion Graphics

  • Honors: President's List (Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017), Spring Show 2019 Urban Knights Radio Award

 

Business Administration in Sustainability  (3.83 GPA)

EcoTech Institute, Aurora CO 

Jun 2016 – Dec 2016

 

  • Major Coursework: Business Administration, Environmental Sustainability, Communications

  • Honors - Dean’s List – Summer 2016, Fall 2016

  

 

Credentials

  • Accounting Foundations - LinkedIn

  • Analytics Certification - Google

  • Social Marketing Certification - Hootsuite

  • Analytics Certification - YouTube

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

  • ISO 100 Intro to Incident Command System (ICS)

  • ISO 700 Intro to National Incident Management System (NIMS)

 

 

Awards

  • Academy of Art University President’s Honors List – Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017

  • Urban Knights Radio Award 2019 – Excellence in podcast production and leadership contributions to the station.

  • EcoTech Institute Dean’s List – Summer 2016, Fall 2016

  • Bronze Star Medal – Leading highest performing maintenance team in Iraq, with an average readiness rate of 96% (2004)

  • Army Commendation Medal (4x) – for actions taken during deployments to Iraq (2004, 2008-09), Afghanistan (2006-07), and Cuba (2002)

  • Commandant’s List (Top 10%) Primary Leadership Development School (2000)

  • I Corps Logistics Rodeo (Maintenance)

    • 2001 1st Place

    • 2000 1st Place

    • 1999 2nd Place 

  • Distinguished Honor Graduated (AIT) – Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic's Course (1997)

 

 

Memberships

  • The Podcast Academy

  • American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

  • American Marketing Association (AMA)

  • Oregon Media Professionals Association (OMPA)

  • American Communications Association (ACA)

  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)