NREL Digital Content Project Manager in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Digital Content Project Manager



CO - Golden


Position Type

Limited Term (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

NREL's Communications & Public Affairs Office (C&PA) has an opening for a Digital Content Project Manager & Strategist Professional III to support the wind and water communications team. This position requires the ability to develop strategies for digital content, write and manage content for multiple government websites, produce multiple electronic newsletters, lead social media efforts for the team, and track and report on analytics.

Strong writing, client relations, project management, and editing skills will be vital to success in this position. Successful candidates must be able to use innovative storytelling skills to communicate the lab’s successes through a variety of digital communication channels. Candidates must be able to manage multiple communications projects with limited supervision. Knowledge of communications best practices and strategy is required, as is as strong attention to detail, quality, and the ability to maintain good working relationships with clients and team members.

The selected candidate will work directly with clients, researchers, and C&PA team members including project managers, writers, editors, web developers, and designers to develop and execute a variety of digital communications tactics for wind, water, and other technology research areas as needed.

Successful candidates must possess:

  • Superior project management, writing, and editing skills

  • Ability to develop and lead a digital content strategy for multiple websites

  • Aptitude for creating a wide range of digital media content

  • Experience with working in a CMS, HTML, and email distribution tools (e.g., Mailchimp)

  • Experience developing stats reports with Google analytics

  • Experience maintaining and building relationships with clients

  • Willingness to take on multiple, complex projects and balance priorities to meet deadlines under limited supervision

  • Ability to distill complex technical information into understandable and engaging content

  • Strong attention to detail and quality

  • Knowledge of digital communication standards and best practices

  • Can-do attitude and collaborative work style.

The selected candidate must be willing to co-locate at NREL’s main campus in Golden, CO, and the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, CO.

About NREL & the Communications and Public Affairs Office

NREL is the only U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory dedicated completely to renewable energy and energy efficiency research. The Communications & Public Affairs Office comprises communications experts in a variety of disciplines focused on raising awareness about the lab. This position resides in the Office’s Science & Technology Communications Group.


Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field and 5 or more years of Communications & Public Affairs experience


Master's Degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field and 3 or more years of Communications & Public Affairs experience


PhD in English, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field.


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, or marketing.

  • Experience with emerging digital communications and social media technologies and practices.

  • Experience with existing NREL and DOE programs.

  • Familiarity with renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

  • Strong leadership, project management and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to use various computer software programs.


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