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Public Relations Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10074796

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Our Launch and Missile Defense Division, a part of our Space Sector has an opening for a Public Relations Manager 2 in our Missile Defense Solutions business unit.  If you’re an experienced corporate communications pro that enjoys working with teammates who are creative, fun and nerdy in all the best ways, we’d love to add you to our roster. 
 

Roles and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Developing, planning, and conducting public relations and public affairs programs to improve and support company business objectives with the media, public, industry, stockholders, and employees.
  • Planning, writing and disseminating information utilizing print, broadcast and/or intranet/internet media. Writes and edits press releases, media materials, speeches, scripts, articles and business presentations.
  • Influencing public opinion and policy decisions through strategic communications activities.
  • Correcting inaccuracies and acting as company's spokesperson and developing relationship with media and advocacy organizations. Identifying, securing and preparing key opinion leaders and internal spokespeople to provide perspective and insight to the media.
  • Working closely with global communications, marketing, international relations, and other departments to provide communications counsel on business needs. May represent the company at press conferences, briefings and presentations on company issues.
  • May participate and support advertising campaigns, and/or edit material for organization publications.
  • May supervise a small team and/or work of outside consultants, including public relations agencies.
  • Supporting our efforts to inform and inspire employees and drive business priorities within a strategic program in Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector.
  • Be a storyteller: Conceptualize, procure and produce a diverse array of inspirational content about our people, technologies, successes and business capabilities. Content will range from articles and videos, to interviews, Q&As, infographics, and photo/caption features.
  • Serving as a partner and trusted advisor to executive leaders. Developing and measuring leaders’ announcements, talking points, speeches, video scripts and speaker prep memos.
  • Supporting maintenance of internal communications tools, including websites and digital signage monitors.

About Communications:

Our team is responsible for all internal and external communications activities supporting the Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) division of Northrop Grumman’s Space Solutions business, including:

  • Employee & Site Communications
  • Public Relations & Media Engagement
  • Marketing, Advertising & Branding
  • Public Affairs
  • Executive Communications
  • Thought Leadership
  • Editorial & Content Production
  • Proposal Design & Content
  • Animation, Videography, Photography & Graphic Design
  • Events, Trade Shows & Presentation Facilities
  • The On-Site Space Exhibit

We’re more concerned with the quality and timeliness of the work you do than where you do it, so we are flexible with work schedules, but please note that you will need to be on site when necessary. As such, this position is not eligible for full-time remote work, and all candidates must reside in the Huntsville AL area.

If this job description reads like it was written specifically for you, consider joining our team!

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of communications, public relations, or closely related experience – OR – Master’s degree and at least 4+ years of communications, public relations, or closely related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement communications strategies for highly technical products and programs.
  • Drive, determination, creativity and ambition.
  • Outstanding speaking, writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently while managing multiple deliverables.
  • Highly skilled at delivering and receiving constructive feedback.
  • A portfolio of material that demonstrates a mastery of writing and communication planning.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, SharePoint and OneDrive.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD secret security clearance.  US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current active DOD security clearance.  US Citizenship is a prerequisite.
  • Aerospace and Defense experience.


Salary Range: $107,800 USD - $161,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.