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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Communications Content Coordinator in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Communications Content Coordinator



CO - Golden


Position Type

Limited Term (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Communications Office has an opening for a content coordinator to help develop, edit, and share stories about research related to wind energy, water power, and advanced


  • Are you a meticulous copy proofreader who thrives on ensuring written con tent meets high-quality standards?

  • Do you enjoy working on digital content management projects to help attract and engage readers?

  • Are you passionate about writing short-form content that simplifies complex research topics to share with a wide range of stakeholders—including social media audiences?

If so, this Communications Professional I/II-level position may be a great match! As a content coordinator, you’ll execute multiple projects in parallel—working closely with our team’s web strategist, lead editor, and other project managers to support our clients at NREL and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

We produce high volumes of content and we’ll rely on your help to ensure

consistent editorial style and quality across our communication channels. We’re looking for a self-motivated individual who is familiar with traditional and digital communications, demonstrates attention to detail and quality, and is

comfortable interacting directly with research staff and management while building strong working relationships across NREL’s Communications Office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing a wide range of outreach materials (e.g., web copy, news articles, reports, fact sheets, social media, and other content) to align with internal style and brand guidelines

  • Developing, editing, and publishing high-quality web content that follows web standards and best practices

  • Making updates to multiple websites and working in content management systems (CMSs)

  • Distributing e-newsletters to stakeholders through direct marketing platforms Coordinating internal processes to support project leads

  • Writing short-form content (e.g., social media posts and article summaries)

  • Working closely with teams across NREL and DOE communication offices to secure approvals

  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with teams, peers, and clients

  • Informing project managers and team leaders on project status and day-to-day problem-solving.

With your application, please include a cover letter describing your interest in this position and your specific qualifications related to editing and web content management.

About NREL and the Communications Office

NREL is the only DOE facility dedicated completely to renewable energy and

energy efficiency research. As part of the Communications Office’s Science & Technology Group, the Wind and Water team is one of 12 representing the lab’s wide-ranging research areas.


Basic Qualifications

Professional I – Communication: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, PR, Marketing, English, Journalism or related.

Professional II- Communication: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, PR, Marketing, English, Journalism or related and 2 or more years of experience. Or, Master's Degree in Communications, PR, Marketing, English, Journalism or related.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume and outline your experience in editing and website content management.


Additional Required Qualifications

  • Attention to detail and quality

  • Exceptional editing and writing skills (for both print and web)

  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to content writers

  • Experience adhering to a style guide

  • General knowledge of web and digital media best practices

  • Experience working in a CMS

  • Nimbleness needed to multitask in a fast-paced, agency-like setting

  • Team- and customer-service-oriented mindset

  • Strong project management skills, including leading tasks and adhering to budgets and schedules to meet deadlines

  • Experience coordinating deadline-oriented projects, such as social media campaigns

  • Strategic problem-solving skills

  • A can-do attitude and collaborative work style, with the ability to react positively to rapidly changing circumstances.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing

  • Knowledge of web and CMS best practices, including 508 compliance; Drupal 8 experience is a plus

  • Familiarity with AP Style Guide

  • Experience with project management and collaboration platforms, such as Microsoft Teams and Asana

  • Previous science- or research-related communications content development or editing experience

  • Prior roles in a communication/public relations/advertising agency or similar corporate/organization department

  • Familiarity with renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, and/or other technical subject matter.


Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Annual Salary Range: $59,100 - $97,600

Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.

* Based on eligibility rules

Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.


EEO Policy

NREL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

NREL is subject to Department of Energy (DOE) access restrictions. All candidates must be authorized to access the facility per DOE rules and guidance within a reasonable time frame for the specified position in order to be considered for an interview. DOE rules for site access during the interview process are the same regardless of whether the candidate is interviewed on-site, off-site, or via telephone or videoconference. Additionally, DOE contractor employees are prohibited from participating in certain Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs (FGTRPs). If a candidate is currently participating in an FGTRP, they will be required to disclose their participation after receiving an offer of employment and may be required to disengage from participation in the FGTRP prior to commencing employment. Any offer of employment is conditional on the ability to obtain work authorization and to be granted access to NREL by the Department of Energy (DOE). We understand that COVID-19 may have caused delays or closures at offices, consulates, and embassies. However, NREL cannot make exceptions to work authorization and access requirements, and exceptions to these requirements are not being made for COVID-19 related delays.

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