1+ months

Principal Communications Specialist

Northrop Grumman
Mesa, AZ 85213
Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.
Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a **Principal Communications Specialist** adept in storytelling - with a passion for the craft of writing. This role requires a willingness to learn (people, products and programs) while doing (great communications). An ability to seek out and cultivate strategic partnerships will be essential for success. Daily activities will involve a mix of planning, researching, developing, writing, editing and executing high quality, accurate and timely communications content that help us win new business and grow existing business. This full-time position is located in **Mesa, Arizona** supporting our Bushmaster Chain Guns and Armament Systems team within the Weapon Systems Division.

+ Contributes to integrated communication plans, both in the strategic design of the plan and the tactical execution of plan elements
+ Creates engaging content for use across multiple channels
+ Coordinates daily with internal partners and key stakeholders to gain consensus on communications goals and content development
+ Coordinates outreach for the division's subject matter experts (SMEs) and coordinate the division's thought leadership activities including maintaining SME biographic summaries and curating relevant examples
+ Works with the sector media relations and trade show teams to ensure messaging and media engagement activities are aligned to division communications goals
+ Adheres to consistent processes and templates for developing, managing and delivering communications content across all channels and ensures compliance with Northrop Grumman brand standards
+ Helps define and track communications content performance metrics
+ Applies best practices and lessons-learned for continuous improvement


**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Must have one of the following:
+ Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or a business discipline with a minimum of 6 years of experience in communications, journalism, public relations or related experience
+ Master's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or a business discipline with a minimum of 4 year of experience in communications, journalism, public relations or related experience
+ Occasional travel may be required (up to 10%)
+ Must be able to work on-site in Mesa, Arizona.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Experience working in or with military, defense, government and/or aerospace-oriented industries
+ Experience working in a large and/or geographically dispersed organization
+ Demonstrated writing experience using AP Style
+ Knowledge and experience in corporate event planning and execution
+ Exceptional research, writing and presentation skills that demonstrate an ability to comprehend and explain complex programs and initiatives to a broad range of audiences
+ Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships, both internal to the team and with key stakeholders
+ Flexible and motivated self-starter who is highly accountable and able to complete projects independently
+ Strong project management skills, with a proven ability to manage quickly shifting priorities, requirements and overlapping deadlines
+ Strong attention to detail, follow through and the ability to handle multiple competing priorities with limited supervision
+ Communications strategy development and implementation skills
+ Ability to use Adobe products such as InDesign, PremierPro, and Photoshop a plus

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.

**Job Category** : Communications


Posted: 2021-01-07 Expires: 2021-03-07

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