We want to try something new around here. It’s impossible for us to cover all of Brownstone and North Brooklyn as comprehensively as we’d like on our own, so we’d like to put in place a few stringers. As a stringer, you’d probably write anywhere from two to six posts a month about your ‘hood. The topical scope would be meat-and-potatoes Brownstoner fare: New buildings, new restaurant and store openings, new bike lanes, notable quality of life issues; we also might call on you occasionally to attend an important community board meeting or to grab a photo of something specific for us. You don’t need to have a professional writing background. You do need to be the kind of person who always has a camera on hand and is constantly attuned to what’s going on in the community; it also helps to have a couple of competitive bones in your body so we can beat other publications to the punch. You also need to be pretty darn sure that you’re going to stick with it, as it’s a big effort to get a new writer set up and trained. We’ve already got someone lined up for Ditmas Park but, as a start, would like to get correspondents for Park Slope, Bed Stuy and Williamsburg; if it works well, we’ll expand to other nabes as well. The pay will be $20 a post, since most of these posts are really just a photo and three or four sentences. If you’re interested, please email us at Brownstoner@Brownstoner.com with “[Neighborhood] Stringer” in the subject. Thanks.