Jenna Sampson

Carlsbad, CA USA

Professional Experience

A well-published sports and fitness freelancer, I've profiled hundreds of collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes for a variety of sports magazines and Web sites. I'm a former ACE certified fitness trainer, college athlete, and daughter of the NFL. I specialize in profiling the world's top athletes--and love using creative writing to share unique experiences with readers. I also welcome collegiate/amateur assignments, sports/fitness related topics, and corporate or non-profit content. WWW.JENNASAMPSON.COM


8 Years
Content Editor (online)
9 Years
10 Years


3 Years
Sports & Recreation
10 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
10 Years
Online/new media
9 Years
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Carlsbad Magazine (10+), Sports Spectrum Magazine (10+), Aquatics International Magazine (3-5), Women's Adventure Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Kjorgen Enterprises, Inc. (10+), North Coast Church (10+), BioniCare Medical Technologies (1-2), Flex Appeal All-Female Bodybuilding Championships (1-2)

Other Work History

Collaborated and edited an autobiography for U.S. Olympian Amber Neben (2014). San Diego Chargers: wrote daily practice reports, Web site and game program features during the 2005 season; feature writer for Texas Tech football, baseball and women's basketball from 2004-05.

Technical Skills

Web design (Wordpress, Dreamweaver, Typo3, Frontpage); Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Windows XP, Adobe


laptop, recorder, Canon Rebel SLR Camera, scanner


Erika Taylor, Editor-in-Chief (Aquatics International Magazine), Brett Honeycutt, Editor-in-Chief (Sports Spectrum Magazine)


Toughest Out in the League (Vista National Little League, 1993); Miss North San Diego County Teen USA 1997


Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM)

Work Samples

Sports Spectrum Magazine

(Sports Spectrum Magazine 10/1/2011)
As one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, Jordy Nelson has earned Super Bowl accolades and an impressive on-field reputation. And although he has tasted the pinnacle of success, he explains why there's more to life than football.
(Sports Spectrum Magazine 3/1/2011)
LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw's strong work ethic and commitment to Christ are clearly seen.

Aquatics International Magazine

(Aquatics International Magazine 10/1/2013)
Rudy is a 4x Paralympian, Ironman Finisher, Gold Medal Winner, and all-around really cool guy. So glad I had the chance to interview him and learn more about the Challenged Athletes Foundation!
(Aquatics International Magazine 11/1/2013)
Guests staying at Disney resorts near Orlando's Walt Disney World are seeing some significant changes at feature pools this fall. As many in the aquatics industry are already aware, the heavy-use pools at 24 of their resorts and timeshares will now only be open when a lifeguard is on duty.

Carlsbad Magazine

(Carlsbad Magazine 1/1/2013)
Never second guess a sportswriter's ability to whip up a tasty food article! If you're into gluten-free eating, check out some local and national spots that cater to your needs, courtesy of Carlsbad Magazine.After my mom's Grave's Disease diagnosis, I've learned a lot about that thing called "gluten
(Carlsbad Magazine 4/1/2013)
Did I really get to meet THE Aaron Chang? Yes! What a gifted photographer. I love standing in his gallery and viewing the ocean through his lens! Aaron is considered one of the world's greatest ocean photographers.

Women's Adventure Magazine

(Women's Adventure Magazine 9/4/2011)
Check out my article in Women's Adventure Magazine! It's a fun read that will hopefully encourage you to start checking things off your bucket list.