Herdict seeks CEO!

Our founder Jonathan Zittrain has announced that we’re looking for a CEO to lead a newly spun-off Herdict organization. As he says in the post,

“Last summer we were awarded a $1.5M grant from the Omidyar Network to take Herdict further, which means setting it up as a standalone non-profit, partnering with browser makers to increase Herdict’s paths for gleaning and sharing data, exploring new ways of crowdsourcing, and securing additional funds (part of our grant is for matching contributions).

So, the new Herdict venture needs a CEO. The ideal candidate would have some combination of start-up experience, a rich human network (in the US and ideally, abroad), familiarity with the Net, and a commitment to turning Herdict into a sustainable nervous system for it. The CEO will build and lead our technology team to shape the future of Herdict, figure out how it can best integrate with other worthy efforts in this zone, and define what the boundaries will be of just what Herdict will aspire to do.

The team will be located in Cambridge, Massachusetts — so it will help if the CEO is prepared to live in the Boston area, or at least travel there regularly.  The CEO will work closely with the board of Herdict and with faculty from the Berkman Center and members of the OpenNet Initiative as we figure out how to measure and preserve a free and open Internet.  Salary competitive.”

Please help us get the word out to the herd.  Statements of interest can be sent to  jobs at herdict.org.

About the Author: lmiyakawa

Laura Miyakawa is the Project Manager for Herdict. In this role, she directs the tactics and the long term strategy for the site. Prior to joining the Berkman Center, Laura worked with the Boston Consulting Group, developing strategies for high tech clients up and down the East coast. While at BCG, she had the opportunity to work in outback Australia on a Welfare Reform pilot. Recently, she worked as a commercialization associate at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where she handled all patenting and licensing decisions for the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Laura holds bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MIT, respectively.

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