Freelance Writer, Reporter Newspapers & Rough Draft

Rough Draft Atlanta | Reporter Newspapers

Atlanta, Georgia

Date Posted November 20, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Part-time
Salary Not Specified


Springs Publishing

Atlanta Intown | Reporter Newspapers | Atlanta Senior Life

Freelance Writer (Digital & Print)


Rough Draft + Reporter Newspapers, the leading hyperlocal media organization in metro Atlanta, is seeking a freelance writer with a passion for community journalism to be a regular contributor.

We are looking for a journalist with experience in both print and digital publishing who has an interest in covering everything from local government to small businesses and the arts.  Our properties cover Atlanta’s most dynamic and influential neighborhoods. We produce Reporter Newspapers in Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Brookhaven, and Dunwoody as well as Atlanta IntownAtlanta Senior Life, and Rough Draft.  

We provide a casual, fun, fast-paced virtual workplace with a culture that is built on delivering market-leading products to our readers. Our journalists consistently win awards for their community impact coverage and original reporting. We are looking for skilled journalists who want to be creative, engage, inform, and empower our audiences in ways that drive loyalty. 

Role Responsibilities

  • Cover one assigned community beat. Including but not limited to attending local government and civic meetings and events. 

  • Be available to cover breaking news.

  • Become familiar with hyperlocal issues and newsmakers in assigned community and beat.

  • Develop leads and sources.

  • Write a weekly average of three byline stories of various lengths for all platforms.

  • This position reports to the Editor. 

 Ideal Candidate Characteristics

  • Be available to independently cover meetings and events in your assigned community.

  • Competency using WordPress.

  • Experience using Instagram, and Facebook as a journalist. 

  • Some experience with photography.

  • Have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle in good operating condition.

  • Reside in metro Atlanta, ideally within a convenient commuting distance to our coverage area.

Compensation Package

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.


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