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Public Relations Rep/Principal Public Relations Rep

Requisition ID: R10018491

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego - CA, 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, 25% 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.

The Communications function at Northrop Grumman’s is looking for a social media-savvy Public Relations lead with a keen eye for finding, creating and amplifying external and internal leadership engagement opportunities. The lead will report to the Communications Manager at the Payload and Ground Systems division with emphasis on raising awareness and capabilities at business sites in California and other areas as needed. This person hired into this role will sit in San Diego, California and will require travel between sites in California and other areas as needed.

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

Responsibilities:

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

  • Develop and promote capabilities at  Payload and Ground Systems sites in California with onsite presence in San Diego, California. Other sites outside California will also be monitored.

  • Act as trusted communications partner to site leads in California and other areas as needed.

  • 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 that includes messaging for all-employee meetings, organization announcements, videos, presentations, internal and external social media, etc.

  • Build meaningful executive connections with press, influencers, think tanks and our employees by developing innovative, creative, omni-channel communications campaigns, strategies and tactics

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

  • Build/manage our speaker bureau, and identify experts at all levels of the organization that could serve as topical experts for media inquiries or other outreach opportunities

  • Prep leaders for speaking engagements 

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

  • 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

This position can be filled at a level 2 or level 3 PR Rep based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a level 2:

  • One of the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience with designing, building, and implementing comprehensive executive communication programs using a variety of methods and channels

    • A master’s degree and at least 1 year of experience with designing, building, and implementing comprehensive executive communication programs using a variety of methods and channels

    • No degree and at least 7 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

  • Demonstrated media relations expertise

  • 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 along with data analytics measurement tools

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

  • Although infrequent, domestic and international travel may be required

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

  • One of the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of experience with designing, building, and implementing comprehensive executive communication programs using a variety of methods and channels

    • A master’s degree and at least 4 years of experience with designing, building, and implementing comprehensive executive communication programs using a variety of methods and channels

    • No degree and at least 10 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

  • Demonstrated media relations expertise

  • 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 along with data analytics measurement tools

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

  • Although infrequent, domestic and international travel may be required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret or TS/SCI clearance


Salary Range: 68100 - 102100
Salary Range 2: 83800 - 124800

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 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) 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 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.


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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.