I kinda figure if she thought she had a realistic shot at this job, she'd not be starting this other career. The little I've read of her twitter, she seems discouraged of late with her prospects in VG journalism. I can't blame her one bit for feeling that way if she does.
I can't speak about what's right for GB or who is right for this particular position but I do know this, Cara Ellison is a dang good journalist. It is extremely tragic in my opinion that a writer of her caliber hasn't been picked up by any outlets.The fact she doesn't have a full-time salaried position somewhere despite producing what she has and trying for as long as she has, is absolutely mind boggling to me.
But to be fair you look around and there just doesn't seem to be any jobs for anybody. Joystiq just being the latest example.
Game Journalism is in a sorry way these days.