National Renewable Energy Laboratory Communications Content Coordinator in Golden, Colorado
Communications Content Coordinator
CO - Golden
Limited Term (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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