Communications Leadership Development Program

Posted On: September 25, 2013

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Media Organization: Lockheed Martin

Company Description

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

As a global security, aerospace, and information technology company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. federal government agencies. In fact, Lockheed Martin is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government. The remaining portion of Lockheed Martin's business is comprised of international government and some commercial sales of our products, services and platforms.

Job Description

Lockheed Martin is seeking applicants for the Communications Leadership Development Program (CLDP), an intensive two-year rotational program that introduces participants to the world of Corporate Communications at the leading global security provider.

The CLDP gives participants experience in the four facets of communication: media relations, marketing, employee communications and community relations. Participants spend one year focused on employee communications and community relations – followed by a move to a different business area in another part of the country to focus on marketing and media relations.

Applicants should have less than five years of experience, outstanding technical skills, leadership abilities and practical experience. Successful candidates will display:
-Superior educational background, with a relevant degree (e.g. journalism, public relations, communication, marketing) and a minimum GPA of 3.3
-Substantive prior internship or work experience in public relations, with strong, demonstrated writing skills
-Great interpersonal skills, agility, integrity, desire for future leadership roles, energy, flexibility, with a willingness to relocate
-Understanding of – and experience developing – the various components of a PR campaign
-Relevant communications leadership experience (e.g. PRSSA)
-Consistent demonstration of leadership behaviors (taking on leadership roles in projects and practical experience)

More detailed program information is contained in our program brochure (

To Apply

Those interested must submit an application package consisting of single PDF document containing a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (in that order) through our online job posting. This posting can be found by visiting and searching for Req ID 272407BR or Communications Leadership Development Program. Applicants who do not submit these items will not be considered. Applications must be submitted no later than Oct. 11.