Jennifer Hurst, who joined the Osprey Observer staff more than three years ago, is the team’s Office Administrator and In House Account Manager. She also works part-time as a VPK teacher at FishHawk Early Learning Center and has been there since 2005.
As the Office Administrator, Hurst assists with most ‘administrative’ activities around the office such as answering phones, assisting visitors and helping the rest of the staff. Jennifer also helps with the ad layouts and proofing the paper before it goes to press. She creates the Osprey Observer’s bi-weekly email newsletter and manages all the contests run through and promoted by the newspaper. Additionally, she manages the in house advertising accounts and enjoys helping clients make the most out of their relationship with the Osprey Observer
Hurst’s favorite thing about working for the Osprey Observer is, of course, the people she works with. She also appreciates the paper’s focus on positive news within the community. Jennifer loves the Osprey Observer’s involvement in the local area— especially that it supports and donates to numerous local organizations and charities.
Hurst has two children: Jonathan, 20, who attends FSU and Katie, 17, who is a senior enrolled at Newsome High School and will likely attend FSU also. They have a dog named Samantha (aka Sammie) who “rescued them” in March.
Although Hurst grew up in Tampa, she moved to FishHawk in 2004. Additionally, she is an Auburn University alum— “War Eagle!” she added.
Hurst majored in Communications and double minored in psychology and journalism. She greatly enjoyed her time in school, stating the Auburn campus was beautiful, the school had wonderful traditions, and the students are like family.
Unsurprisingly, her favorite team is that of her alma mater, the Auburn Tigers.
Hurst enjoys reading and indulges in a variety of books: “Everything from easy beach reads and ‘chick lit’ to stories about the Holocaust and mysteries,” she said.
Although Hurst doesn’t have a favorite quote, she said that she does “believe in living by the ‘Golden Rule’… or at least making an effort to do so.”