Manager Communications 2

Requisition ID: R10014685

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum - MD, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Communications organization is seeking a Communications Manager for our Payload and Ground Systems division. The person hired for this role will be based at our Linthicum, MD location. This role does allow for occasional/part-time teleworking.


The main duties of this person will be to provide counsel on leveraging communication strategies, objectives, tactics and workflows that advance our brand and reputation as a leader in Space. The person will also be key in creating and shaping a communications strategy. In this role, the candidate will lead a small team in the identification, development, measurement and implementation of communication strategies, content, workflows, and systems. The Communications Manager will also be responsible for overseeing, implementing and reporting on internal and external communications that publicize employees and executives, technologies and capabilities that advance the organization’s programs.


In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to:

- Work in partnership with the Communications Director to evolve and execute a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy to drive performance, reputation and engagement

- Have a deep understanding of communications trends, best practices and technologies that could be used to keep a diverse workforce connected

- Act as a strategic communications counsel, partnering with senior leaders to develop a communications team to create internal and external content, such as fact sheets, position papers, marketing materials, press releases, and digital resources for dissemination across various communications outlets

- Lead and mentor a team of dedicated communications professionals to help them achieve success in their roles; work with individual team members to support their professional development and goals; be an advocate for the communications team, and for cutting-edge resources

- Train and prepare subject matter experts for media interviews and lead interviews with reporters

- Use data analytics and metrics dashboards to identify effectiveness on key campaigns and identify opportunities for improvement


Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and at least 10 years of experience in communications, public relations, and/or marketing; or a master’s degree and 8 years of experience in communications, public relations, and/or marketing

- Experience in a lead or manager role - Demonstrated experience in public relations, media relations, external affairs, communications, and/or marketing

- Strong writing skills with experience tailoring strategic messages to a variety of audiences, particularly in translating one message for a diverse range of stakeholders

- Ability to support and enhance strong communications standards, workflows and branding guidelines while disseminating content across multiple mediums, including digital, print, radio, and more

- Excellent project and team management skills - Established track record of overseeing and/or architecting effective strategic communications plans - Affinity for developing relationships with high level officials and/or industry leaders

- Demonstrated proficiency at consolidating and presenting data using measurement tools and software

- Proficient in Microsoft Office with ability to develop compelling presentations for executives and key influencers


Preferred Qualifications:

- Aerospace and defense experience

-Current active clearance

- Experience leading and mentoring individuals in their professional development

Salary Range: 110900 - 166300

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.