Huntington Ingalls Industries



Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date: Aug 18, 2023

Req ID: 33941


Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes


Shift: 1st

Relocation: No relocation assistance available

Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes – Occasional or hybrid telework available

Travel Requirement: Yes, up to 10% of the time

Clearance Required: Yes – Interim Clearance Required To Start

Meet HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding

With more than 25,000 employees – including third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation shipbuilders – HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the largest industrial employer in Virginia. We’re the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy nuclear submarines. Our diverse and innovative team of professionals ranges from skilled trades to project managers, engineers and software developers to solution architects, technical subject matter experts, and system users. Anchored in our rich, 135-year history, we collaborate together at the forefront of technology, manufacturing, and integration of the most powerful and survivable naval ships in the world. Want to be part of the team? Apply today! We look forward to meeting you.

The Role

Responsible for working with various teams across the company to develop strategic plans that reach target audiences and support business continuity. This individual will have oversight of strategies from inception through implementation, provide direction on product development and will evaluate results to ensure success. Plans should be comprehensive and incorporate all means of reaching the intended audience through print, digital or video communications. This includes leveraging current communication vehicles and incorporating new and innovate ways to reach target audiences. Products created in support of plans should be professional, cost-effective and original – they should appeal to target audiences, facilitate engagement and evoke a sense of emotion that creates buy-in of company initiatives.

Lead all aspects of the company’s employee communications strategy. This includes managing a team of creative professionals responsible for producing content for internal and external company communication channels that supports the company’s mission, business objectives and employee engagement goals. Produced products – written as well as photo/video content – celebrate employee successes, document ongoing work (including ship milestones) and support company-wide special events.

Oversight of the company’s digital communications strategy to include company apps, websites and social media. This includes development of plans to ensure content posted to various channels is timely, relevant and professional – and crafted appropriately for the specific channel. Individual is also responsible for ensuring the company is represented on new platforms as digital technology continues to evolve. .

Serve on the company’s crisis communications team and lead the employee communications strategy during crisis situations.

Must Have

Bachelors degree plus 10 years of applicable progressive professional and/or supervisory work experience OR Masters degree and 8 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

In-depth knowledge of shipyard operations and NNS’ workforce – as well as familiarity with company communication channels. This includes understanding of requirements necessary for obtaining photo/video on company property.

Demonstrated success in developing and executing strategic communication plans.

Excellent writing and organizational skills and strong attention to detail. Proficient in AP style, software used to create written and digital communication products.

Experience with crisis communications and managing sensitive issues effectively.

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

This position may serve in a leading role during crisis situations and RADCON drills. Experience and knowledge of the Naval Reactors organization and 12 Principles are strongly preferred.


We serve the heroes who protect our freedom. Our 44,000-strong team builds the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. HII’s diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.

Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.

Working at HII is more than a job – it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location.

Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.

Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Do You Need Assistance?

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to buildyourcareer@hii-co.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #2 for Newport News Shipbuilding.