October 22, 2008 | William Heath

The biggest and best job in European digital rights campaigning falls vacant in 2009

After two very successful years as Executive Director of ORG, Becky Hogge, who took over from the founding director Suw Charman, has advised the Board she'd like to move on early in 2009. This means that with immediate effect ORG is recruiting its next Executive Director.

The job advert is here and the full job description here. Please point these out to people you consider exceptional candidates for this demanding and exciting role.

We're immensely proud of the progress Becky has made both on specific copyright and surveillance campaigns, and more generally in building a financially sustainable basis for ORG. We knew ORG was taking on a first-rate journalist with a clear grasp of the issues and a great voice for radio, but we're delighted by what she has also delivered as the business manager of a small and highly effective NGO.

Becky will of course remain associated with ORG. She will offer the incoming director all possible support during and beyond a handover period, and she'll carrying on paying her fiver as we all will until these issues we care about are sorted.

Our focus for now is an intense period of recruitment to get the best possible candidate to take ORG forward.