Jacob A. Thielen

Royal Oak, MI 48073


  • To find employment as a sports writer or general reporter at a newspaper or online site in Michigan.


  • Oakland University, Rochester, MI
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism; Minor: English and History, April 2011
  • GPA: 3.6
  • Related courses: Sports Reporting, Reporting with the Internet, Media Editing, Ethical Issues in the Media, News Writing, Journalism Internship, Media Design

Honors & Awards

  • Dean’s List: 2005-2006, 2008-2009
  • Michigan Merit Award: 2005-2006, 2006-2007
  • MI Competitive Scholarship: 2008-2009, 2009-2010

Related Employment and College Activities

  • Sports Reporter, Troy Patch, Troy, MI, August 2011-January 2012
  1. Covering Troy/Troy Athens high school football and soccer
  • Sports Reporter, Royal Oak Patch, Royal Oak, MI July 2011-January 2012
  1. Covering Royal Oak high school football and Royal Oak youth baseball
  • High School Sports Intern,, Ann Arbor, MI, August 2010-November 2010
  1. Write game stories for high school football games across Oakland County. Duties included interviewing coaches and players, updating the website with current scores and stats, taking photographs and running a live chat session
  • Staff Reporter, The Oakland Post, Rochester, MI, April 2010-December 2010
    1. Write articles for The Oakland Post, Oakland University’s independent student newspaper. Served as a contributing writer from February 2010 until hiring date of April 2010.
  • Sports Editor, The Oakland Post, Rochester, MI, December 2010-April 2011
  1. Write articles for The Oakland Post, edit articles to fit size requirements and for copy, design pages in InDesign, edit photos

Other Work Experience

  • Counter/Porter, Thunderbird Lanes, Troy, MI, June 2005-present


  • Computers
    1. Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, InDesign, WordPress, iMovie, Audacity, Windows Movie Maker, Internet
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