Job Opportunities

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From time to time, the Web Foundation looks for exceptional people to join us in advancing the fight to make the open and free web a right for all. We are a small but fast-growing global team that offers the option to be based in London, Washington DC or Jakarta (although some positions require being based in a specific office).

We aim ridiculously high and demand too much of ourselves, but we also have a lot of fun in the process — and we never get bored. If you see a position below that is of interest to you, you can submit your CV and motivational letter to jobs@webfoundation.org. Be sure to include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Please also indicate whether you possess the right to work (i.e. citizenship, permanent residence, or work permit) in the US, the UK, or Indonesia.

We regret that owing to the high volumes of applications we receive, we do not have the capacity to respond to each applicant. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of your chosen position’s closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful.


Research Manager – Gender and Digital Rights

We’re looking for an experienced Research Manager to work across our entire research program, with a specific focus on digital rights and gender. This role, sitting in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, will lead and support the development of world-class research products for targeted policy and general audiences, drawing on a range of approaches including feminist and qualitative research methods.

Research is core to the Web Foundation’s advocacy strategy and your work will help to drive policy change to advance our vision of an open web as a public good and a basic right for everyone, everywhere.

To apply, please read the full job description and send your CV and a cover letter to jobs@webfoundation.org, including ‘Research Manager’ in the subject line.

Applications are open until June 21.


Policy Director

This role will play a central role in the fight for the future of the web ensuring that it remains an open platform, accessible to all and truly a force for good. We are increasingly becoming a policy-led organisation as we see policy influence as our principal means of achieving change. This role is, therefore, strategically central to all we do and at the heart of the Foundation’s leadership.

Reporting to the CEO, and with a team of 4 and budget of $500K, the Policy Director will take overall charge of the Web Foundation’s work to develop policy positions, identifying the solutions and securing the policy changes in pursuit of a better web. Working with the CEO and others, the purpose of the role is to build and sustain a strong reputation for policy work that is applied to different political contexts, rooted in robust evidence, developed in partnership with others and successful in leading to impact in people’s experience of the web.

To this end, we seek a leader with a very strong understanding of the policy and political challenges that need to be overcome to ensure an open web as a basic right for everyone, and demonstrable success working in this field at a senior level.  You will be comfortable networking at senior levels in the public, private and non-profit sectors, and be a highly effective manager of a small, globally dispersed policy team. You will also be confident to play a key role in setting the direction of the Foundation, as part of the leadership team working with the CEO and the founder, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Email Sam Stephens at Macaulay Search for more details and a job pack: sam.stephens@macaulaysearch.com

Applications are open until 16th May.