Executive Communications Lead

Northrop GrummanRedondo Beach, CAa month ago

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. 

The Communications function at Northrop Grumman’s historic Space Park campus in Redondo Beach, CA is looking for a social media-savvy Executive Communications & Thought Leadership lead with a keen eye for finding, creating and amplifying external and internal leadership engagement opportunities. You’ll work with a cross-functional team to create strategic, omni-channel 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. 


  • Establish and drive an executive communications and thought leadership 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.
  • 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
  • Serve as our head speechwriter and prep leaders for 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:

  • One of the following:
  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 10 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 8 years of experience with designing, building, and implementing comprehensive executive communication programs using a variety of methods and channels
  • No degree and at least 14 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 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

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 remote work on a regular basis. But you’ll also need to be on site when necessary, so all candidates must reside in the area. Relocation assistance is available for ideal candidates willing to give the SoCal lifestyle a try. If you read all of the above and think this would be an awesome opportunity, apply and consider joining our team! 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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