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Executive Communications Lead – Redondo Beach, CA (Space Park)

Requisition ID: R10064022

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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.

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.

Climb to new heights on your career journey and start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration where you’ll impact the way we connect and protect our world across every frontier.
 

The Communications function at Northrop Grumman’s historic Space Park campus in Redondo Beach, CA is looking for an Executive Communications Lead with a keen eye for finding, creating and amplifying leadership engagement opportunities.

You’ll work with a cross-functional team to create and execute strategic, omni-channel communications plans that position the division VP/General Manager and his leadership team internally as engaged, information-sharing senior leaders, and externally as industry experts and thought leaders – all while aligning messaging and topics with Northrop Grumman’s brand and reputational goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and drive an executive communications strategy that supports Northrop Grumman’s business strategy, mission, vision and values

  • Align campaign plans and activities with sector and corporate executive communications strategies

  • Partner with employee communications, public relations, human resources, facilities and other functions to develop and implement a programmatic approach to internal and external leadership communications

  • Create communications on behalf of the VP/GM and extended leadership team, including messaging for all-employee meetings, organization announcements, videos, presentations, internal and external social media, etc.

  • Identify opportunities for leaders to speak or sit on panels at major industry and academic trade shows, symposiums, media engagements, and think tank events 

  • Serve as our head speechwriter and prep leaders for internal and external speaking engagements

  • Create innovative ways to communicate that inform and engage a diverse employee base

  • Collaborate with the division VP/GM and provide communication advice that reflects an understanding of their voice and leadership style

  • Maintain brand voice and emphasize Northrop Grumman’s culture and values in all leadership communications efforts across the organization

  • Work calmly and maintain good judgment in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience with designing, building, and implementing comprehensive executive communication programs using a variety of methods and channels – OR – a Master’s degree with 8 years of experience with designing, building, and implementing comprehensive executive communication programs using a variety of methods and channels

  • Experience developing and implementing change management strategies

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication 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

  • Top-notch presentation and speaking skills

  • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn about complex, highly technical topics 

  • A portfolio of material that demonstrates a mastery of writing and communication planning

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, SharePoint and OneDrive

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. U.S. Citizenship is a pre-requisite.

  • Although infrequent, domestic and international travel may be required

Desired Skills:

  • Active Secret or TS/SCI clearance

About Us:
Our team is responsible for all internal and external communications activities supporting the Strategic Space Systems division of Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems 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 “Space in Motion” On-Site Museum

We’re more concerned with the quality and timeliness of your work than where you do it, so we’re fine with a hybrid work schedule. But you’ll need to be on site when necessary, so all candidates must reside within driving distance of our Redondo Beach campus. This role is not eligible for full-time remote work. Relocation assistance is available for ideal candidates ready to give the SoCal lifestyle a try.

If you think this sounds like an awesome opportunity, apply and consider joining our team!


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.