patch.com.logo.pngPatch.com, the hyperlocal journalism venture Aol bought last year, is expanding like gangbusters.

In June of last year, Patch had presence in three New Jersey towns. Now there are 15 New Jersey Patches, eleven in New York, and five in Connecticut. Each site is run by one local, on-the-ground, do-it-all reporter—they blog, report, shoot pictures and video, and Tweet.

We’ve just confirmed with Patch editor-in-chief Brian Farnham that the site is soon expanding to the DC area.

If you’re looking for a reporting job in the DC area (or are willing to relocate), send a note to jobs@patch.com. If you’re curious about the type of people Patch hires, you can’t go wrong with Silicon Alley Insider’s roundup of current Patch editors. Most of them are young, but have impressive resumes. We have heard rumors—just rumors, mind you—that the starting salary for a Patch reporter is around $40k..not bad for a startup.