Manager Communications 2Mclean, VA

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.

We are looking for a Communications Manager 2 to help advance our reputation as a leader in missile products. In this role, you will develop, coordinate and execute overarching communications strategies and content development to increase awareness of Northrop Grumman's capabilities with key audiences.

The senior manager will lead a small team, as well cross-functional teams, to provide strategic and tactical support for the organization's external communications, PR and content marketing efforts with an emphasis on digital storytelling including videos. They will be responsible for delivering key messages to target audiences across a variety of paid, earned and owned channels.

The ideal candidate will have deep understanding of missile products, advanced weapons, propulsion and hypersonics, and experience in both domestic and international markets. This position will be based out of McLean , VA .

  • Work in partnership with the Communications Director to evolve and execute a comprehensive communications strategy to drive reputation, awareness and engagement

  • Lead the creation of internal and external content, such as fact sheets, position papers, features, press releases, and digital resources for dissemination across various communications outlets

  • Act as a strategic communications counsel, partnering with senior leaders and communications team

  • Have a deep understanding of communications trends, best practices and technologies that can advance our story with key audiences

  • Lead and mentor a dedicated communications professional to help them achieve success in their role; 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

  • 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

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Salary Range: $125,500 - $188,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.