WoW.com just finished hiring priest & hunter column writers. However, hidden at the bottom of their welcome post for the new columnists is a note about looking for a resto & balance druid columnist. From following their application posts, here are my thoughts & some info I’ve been able to gather from the post:
It looks like Allison Robert is NOT leaving. Instead, Allison is going to keep writing about feral (cat & bear) in the Shifting Perspectives column. It looks like what they want someone else with knowledge of restoration AND balance druids to take over writing about the casting-side of druids so that she can specialize a little more.
From my perspective, Allison has done a great job of trying to keep up with all 4 specs, but it’s hard to specialize in 4 different & unique roles – especially in a weekly column. So, having two druid columnists break up the specs means that we can get more quality information more often for each spec (since there would likely be 2 druid columns being posted every week). It would be great to see a druid with knowledge of both restoration & moonkin casting specs being able to focus on a wow.com column just for caster druids, rather than having Allison having to split attention between so many different specs for every article (or going a month without having an article actually apply to your specialized spec).
According to their post, they are also looking for a Holy Paladin columnist, UI columnist, and a Lore columnist.
I think they may be willing to take someone who has more knowledge of one than the other, so if you are more focused on one of the two specs, that shouldn’t stop you from thinking about applying. You can always work on learning more about that second spec to be able to write about it, too (but don’t plan on just writing about one of the two specs all the time & neglecting the other spec completely!). I know that the druid blogging community has a LOT of great people who would be qualified for this position (though you don’t even have to be a blogger to apply!). Whoever takes over this position can still rely on the rest of the druid community for support. You will need to write about both PvE and PvP things, but people who are weaker in one domain can do research for articles in the other domain.
Since my blog speaks to both resto & moonkin druids, I wanted to advertise this position so that all my readers know that it’s available. This is a great opportunity for druids who meet the wow.com application criteria, which you can learn more about here. Good luck to everyone who applies!