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Metro Government Journalist

SaportaReport, a news website founded in February 2009, is a trusted voice in metro Atlanta. Through the years we have become an authoritative civic website in metro Atlanta – reporting on business, politics, environment and community issues.  We have become a trusted source of news for the region.


Areas of focus to include:

  • Local metro governments – focusing on the five major counties in the region plus the City of Atlanta (DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton)
  • Monitor activities and report on important events. Build relationships with local government officials
  • Follow Atlanta City Council meetings and report on them as appropriate
  • The Atlanta Regional Commission – monitor its board meetings and various committees
  • Quasi-governmental authorities including but not limited to:
  • Invest Atlanta
  • Fort McPherson Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority (MILRA)
  • Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority
  • Fulton County Development Authority
  • DeKalb Development Authority
  • Atlanta BeltLine
  • City of Atlanta 2021 elections: Mayor of Atlanta, Atlanta City Council President, other important council races across the Metro area
  • Help monitor MARTA, the ATL and GRTA
  • Begin reporting on 2022 statewide races, including Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and other interesting races


Anticipated hours – 30 hours a week to be paid $3,000 a month on a contract, retainer basis.


Expected output – four to five articles a week, including one more thoughtful column (can be analysis or commentary) that would be written by Monday afternoon to go out in Tuesday e-newsletter.

Send resume to Maria Saporta at