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  • Communications Professional I/II - Transportation & Fuels

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Job Description
    Posting Title |  Communications Professional I/II - Transportation & Fuels
    Location | CO - Golden
    Position Type - Limited Term (Fixed Term)
    Hours Per Week - 40

    Job Description
    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Communications Office has an opening for a Professional I/II Communicator. The successful candidate will help tell the story about the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) and the lab’s sustainable transportation efforts through a variety of communication channels, as well as manage multiple moderately complex communications projects under supervision using established procedures. The ideal candidate will possess foundational communications and writing skills, pay strong attention to detail and quality, and exhibit the ability to maintain good working relationships with clients and team members.

    The selected candidate will work directly with NREL and DOE staff, and Communications Office team members including project managers, writers, editors, web developers, and designers to develop and execute a variety of digital and traditional communications tactics. We’re looking for a self-motivated individual who demonstrates meticulous attention to detail and quality and has a basic understanding of writing and editing skills for both print and web.

    Duties will include:

    Writing to communicate NREL’s research through news stories, outreach materials, and social media
    Managing development, design, editing, and publication of fact sheets and other outreach materials that follow internal style guidelines
    Developing, editing, and publishing web content, following web standards and best practices
    Building and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external clients
    Coordinating additional communications projects for transportation clients at NREL and at the U.S. Department of Energy, working with colleagues across the Communications Office and laboratory

    Basic Qualifications
    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.

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

    Additional Required Qualifications
    Attention to detail and quality
    Ability to distill technical information into understandable and engaging content
    Nimbleness needed to multitask in a fast-paced communications agency setting
    Strong client service mindset
    Good project management skills, including leading tasks and developing budgets and schedules
    Solid written and verbal communication skills
    General knowledge of web and digital media best practices
    Experience coordinating projects such as newsletters, websites, social media, and print materials
    An aptitude towards identifying business development opportunities and strategic problem-solving skills
    Ability to react positively to rapidly changing circumstances
    Can-do attitude and collaborative work style

    Preferred Qualifications

    Two or more years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field, preferably in an area of science

    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.