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Communications Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10109820

  • CategoryCategory: Communications
  • LocationLocation: Northridge, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Communications Manager 2. 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 tactical strike missiles and advanced weapons. The person will also be key in creating and shaping a communications strategy. This position will be based out of Northridge, CA. This position can support a hybrid schedule and flex work schedule.

In this role, the candidate will lead a small team, as well cross-functional teams, in the identification, development, measurement and implementation of communication strategies, content, workflows, and systems. The Communications Manager 2 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.

  • 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 and communications team to create internal and external content, such as fact sheets, position papers, features, 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:

  • High School Diploma and at least 14 years of experience in communications , public relations, and/or marketing; OR 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 at least 8 years of experience in communications , public relations, and/or marketing
  • Experience in a lead or manager role
  • Aerospace and defense experience
  • 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, and more
  • Excellent project and team management skills
  • Established track record of overseeing and/or architecting effective strategic communications plans, especially related to weapons systems
  • 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

#NG Skills

Salary Range: $122,000 USD - $183,400 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

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.

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.