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Fellowship Opportunity: Business and Technology Communications Specialist

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World Wide Web Consortium

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the leading Web standards organization, seeks a Business and Technology Communications Specialist to work as a W3C Fellow. W3C Fellows are supported* financially by one of W3C's Member organizations, and should expect to commit to W3C about 80% of their time for a typical period of 18-24 months. More information on the W3C Fellows program is available on the Web.

The primary responsibility for this Fellowship is to develop strategies and materials for communication with business leaders about its mission and standards.

See below for a more detailed description of the responsibilities and requirements of the position.

To apply for this Fellowship:

  1. Confirm* that your employer is a W3C Member and that your organization will provide you with financial support.
  2. Read About W3C to confirm that your goals match those of W3C.
  3. Discuss your proposal with your W3C Advisory Committee representative. If you do not know who your W3C Advisory Committee representative is, please refer to the W3C Member-only home page.
  4. Send your proposal to: Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications <ij@w3.org>.


The Business and Technology Communications Specialist will report directly to the Head of W3C Communications. The individual may reside anywhere, following an initial orientation period at a W3C Office. Most work will be conducted by telephone, email, and with Web technologies. As part of the W3C Team, you will travel internationally to periodic face-to-face meetings, typically 4-6 per year. Additional travel to conferences or to meetings with business leaders may also be required.

The primary responsibilities of the position include:


Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

The following are desirable qualifications:

*Note: If your organization is not currently a W3C Member and you have the above qualifications, your organization may wish to join W3C. If joining is not a possibility at this time but your organization can provide you with financial support, you may write to the contact person for this announcement to express your interest as participation may be possible outside the Fellows program.

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop the technical standards that make the Web work (including XML, HTML and 80 other standards). W3C pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term interoperability and growth for the Web. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is run jointly by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications

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