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Senior Principal Employee Communications Representative

Requisition ID: R10062783

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Employee Experience Communications team seeks a creative employee communicator who excels at being a strategic advisor, thrives on the challenge of informing and inspiring employees around business priorities and culture, loves to story tell and constantly seeks to improve through disciplined measurement, analysis and adjustment.


This position reports to the Employee Experience Site Communications Manager for Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector, and is a Palmdale, CA based position with hybrid opportunity.
 

In this job, you’ll:

  • Support our efforts to inform and inspire employees and drive business priorities within Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector.

  • Develop, implement and measure employee, executive, culture and change communications plans and tactics.

  • 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.

  • Serve as Communications lead for the Operations organization and multiple Northrop Grumman facilities.

  • Support content and logistics for executive and employee events.

  • Write, edit, distribute and measure strategic and timely business announcements, news items, digital content, articles and videos.

  • Serve as a partner and trusted advisor to executive leaders. Develop and measure leaders’ announcements, talking points, speeches, video scripts and speaker prep memos.

  • Support maintenance of internal communications tools, including websites and digital signage monitors.

  • Ensure all communications plans and tactics are consistent with the company’s strategic vision and reflect the Northrop Grumman brand.

  • Plan, write, edit and disseminate information utilizing print, broadcast and/or intranet/internet media.

You’ll be a great fit if you:

  • Have excellent writing and editing skills, and an enthusiasm for telling inspirational stories with words, videos, photos and graphics.

  • Excel at planning, time-management, prioritization and organization.

  • Are confident, positive, poised, approachable, able to work independently and in partnership with others, and adept at providing strategic communications counsel to business partners.

  • Thrive in fast-paced, action-oriented environments and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, reprioritize quickly and meet deadlines.

  • Enjoy translating complex and technical topics into easily understandable and interesting stories.

  • Have a demonstrated understanding of modern communications topics, tools and trends.

  • Are creative and tech-savvy, and willing to challenge the status quo to propose and pilot new, creative solutions, tools and technologies using strategic rationale and business need to build your case. 

  • Appreciate data – and using analytics to not only measure your success, but to modify your approach and drive positive change.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience, or a Master's degree in prior fields and 8 years of experience.

  • Experience in employee and executive communications.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong judgement, problem solving and organizational skills, and superb attention to detail.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experienced with communications tools including website content management systems such as SharePoint and other digital communications tools such as PoliteMail, Confluence and SmartSheet.

  • Familiarity with the Adobe Suite of products and a basic understanding of HTM is a plus.

  • Experience with Associated Press Style.

  • Experience producing omni-channel editorial content for a newspaper, news channel, video, magazine or other venue.


Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.