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Principal Public Relations Representative (level 3) / Sr. Principal Public Relations Representative (level 4)

Requisition ID: R10109592

  • CategoryCategory: Communications
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

The Communications organization of Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a highly skilled communications professional to join our team in implementing dynamic communications practices, including media strategy, digital communications , employee communications and special events.

Additional areas of focus will include contributing to internal and external communications initiatives for U.S. DoD programs; planning and executing messaging for distinguished visitors; and developing collateral materials and social media content.

The successful candidate has demonstrated skill in developing strategic communications plans as well as the coordination, development and/or execution of content creation for scripts, digital, print, and other materials.

Additional responsibilities for Principal Public Relations Rep or Sr. Principal Public Relations Rep will include: 

  • Collaborating across functions and sectors to ensure regular exchange of information to support consistent messaging, share communications practices and support enterprise events.

  • Supporting the alignment of communications planning and execution for corporate and sector initiatives and measurement objectives.

  • Identifying and preparing subject matter experts and leaders serve as company spokespeople to the public or media to advance business goals.

  • Driving communications processes and operations both internally and externally.

This is an ideal position for a high-energy, creative, self-motivated professional who can manage priorities in a dynamic environment to meet commitments. This full-time position is based in Palmdale, California and reports to the communications manager.

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

At Northrop Grumman, we are innovating-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule and a great 401K matching program.

**This position may be filled as either a Principal Public Relations Representative or Sr. Principal Public Relations Representative**

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Public Relations Rep: Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of related experience: internal corporate communications , leadership consultation and/or communication strategy development and deployment—with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, business, communications , public relations or public affairs OR a Master’s degree with 4 years of experience

  • Sr. Principal Public Relations Rep: Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of related experience: internal corporate communications , leadership consultation and/or communication strategy development and deployment—with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, business, communications , public relations or public affairs OR a Master’s degree with 8 years of experience

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance updated within the last five years

  • Ability to work on-site weekly in Palmdale, California

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Confident communicator and ability to present concepts orally

  • Superior organization, project management and time management skills

  • Strong decision-making ability and attention to detail

  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills and ability to facilitate and gain consensus

  • A strong track record of supporting senior executives, to include acting as a strategic advisor and providing communications related support at internal and external events

  • Experience working in the U.S. Department of Defense industry, with a basic understanding of DoD business

  • Demonstrated experience in technology-based communication, web design and creation is a bonus

Principal Public Relations Rep: (Level 3) - $86,300 - $129,500

Sr. Principal Public Relations Rep: (Level 4) - $107,000 - $160,600

Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $107,000 USD - $160,600 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.