Open Call for Weather Wonks!

DragonFlyEye.Net is looking for a weatherman!

Because weather science is just so interesting – and because, let’s face it, Rochester loves to talk about the weather – I’m hoping to expand the current offering of science news to include some wonky, geeky weather science goodness. And to do that, we’re going to need a specialist to turn in regular reports.

What I’m looking for is a regular report of weather happenings in Rochester and the surrounding area that focuses on the science, rather than just a summary. Tell us about the precipitation, sure. But tell us why it happens in the way that it does. How clouds are formed; how that differs from season to season; what effect our position relative to the sun has. You know: COOL SCIENCE SHIT!

The key is your writing ability: can you write a short, punchy article with good information in a friendly, fun voice? Word count is not strictly important all the time, but the article should always seem just a little shorter than it could have been: don’t waste people’s time, but always leave them wanting more.

For those in college, if your school will accept this type of writing as internship, I’ll gladly work with your professors to get you what you need. DFE already works with one RIT proff, we’re happy to accommodate another!

Anybody who is interested can contact me here for further information. Thanks!

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.