Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Communications Specialist

Bacchus, UT
Communications and Public Relations

Job Description

Job ID: JPW20181211-48773

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an entry-level Communications Specialist to support internal and external communications for our Propulsion Systems Division.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Communications Specialist is responsible for showcasing Northrop Grumman internally and externally as a world-class aerospace and defense company. He or she will develop impactful communications products, support a meaningful employee engagement program, and lead community outreach efforts in the greater Salt Lake area for Propulsion Systems Division.

Job Duties: 

  • Use the art of storytelling to write compelling internal and external feature stories, video scripts, headlines and photo captions, key messages, press releases, award nominations, etc.
  • Review and edit copy written by others to ensure clarity and accuracy.
  • Work with graphics team to create effective images.
  • Support employee engagement program, carrying out multiple events each year to promote employee morale.
  • Manage sponsorship budget.
  • Lead major community outreach efforts and compile hands-on STEM demonstration kits for classroom presentations.
  • Oversee strategy for Propulsion Systems intranet and work with gatekeepers to improve navigation and content.
  • Coordinate with other communicators on shared projects.
  • Plan and execute large events to elevate the Northrop Grumman image to customers and stakeholders, e.g. static tests.
  • Secure appropriate approvals for images, video and text
  • Stay current on communications best practices and share across department.
  • Actively support continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience Requirements:  

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 1 year of internal and external Communications experience.
  • Travel expectation of 25% – 50%

Experience Preferred:

  • Detailed knowledge of social media and interest/background in aerospace industry a plus.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to identify, break down and solve problems.
  • Strong team player.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented and also able to understand the big picture.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field required.

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.

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: 25-50%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Communications
Group: Flight