Jennifer Hurst, who joined the Osprey Observer staff more than five years ago, is the In-House Account Manager and also currently manages editorial assignments, along with everyday administrative duties.
Jennifer works with the team of writers to assign stories for each edition as well as managing all in house advertising accounts. She enjoys working with the clients. Hurst also assists with a lot of the ‘administrative’ activities around the office such as answering phones, assisting visitors and helping the rest of the staff and she helps with 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.
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, 22, a senior at FSU and Katie, 20, who is a sophomore FSU student. They have a dog named Samantha (aka Sammie) who “rescued them” in March of 2020.
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.
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.”