PR & Communications Coordinator Fixed Term - Paxton

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 08/07/2019

At Paxton, we design and manufacture market leading IP access control, door entry and building intelligence systems for smart buildings. With over 30 years of experience, we put our core values of simplicity, quality and honesty at the heart of everything we do.

Based in Brighton, East Sussex, Paxton manufacture locally and export to over 60 countries worldwide. We are a technology company, that is fast growing – which opens up great opportunities and challenges for our team.

Our people are key, and making Paxton to be a great place to work is one of our top goals. We recently were delighted to be listed as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for 2019.

Our team is constantly expanding and we currently have over 320 employees located at 12 locations across the globe with offices in the UK, US, France, Germany, South Africa, UAE and Benelux.

Job Description:

Join our marketing team based in our Brighton office on a 6 month Fixed Term Maternity cover role, where you will be building brand awareness for Paxton by communicating company, product and service key messages via press and media across the globe. The main focus is on communicating company news to both the media & to Paxton employees. The Co-ordinator’s role includes creating briefs, writing copy for targeted communications campaigns and liaising with key media contacts & internal stakeholders to drive news activity. The Co-ordinator offers practical support, valued communications advice and creative input, which are key elements in driving Paxton’s media and communications success forward.

What you will do:

  • Implement Paxton’s global PR and communications program to meet Paxton’s business objectives
  • Source and draft news stories to gain coverage and reach our target audience via media channels
  • Ensure strong press engagement by maintaining and developing positive day-to-day relationships with key contacts including publishers, editors and advertising contacts.
  • Identify new media contacts, clients, and sector opportunities, and keep abreast of news stories that might be relevant to or affect Paxton.
  • Create reports and calculate ROI on PR and communications projects to acknowledge achievements and suggest improvements.
  • Create engaging content for Paxton’s global website. Maintain and update website content including pictures, copy, announcements and articles.
  • Lead on communications activities and projects in line with the content calendar. Co-ordinate activities using tools such as Basecamp, our internal helpdesk system and 6 step project planner in PowerPoint
  • Be prepared to travel ad hoc out of normal working hours and stay overnight to help co-ordinate and attend communications events, such as trade shows, exhibitions, award ceremonies, seminars, etc.



Skills Range:

BA Hons degree in communications/marketing/PR or equivalent industry experience

Experience of creating communications content for a global brand
Ability to be highly creative and imaginative
Demonstrable experience of running multiple projects from inception to delivery, managing & engaging stakeholders
An interest in commerce, popular culture and new technology for media & communications
A sound understanding of the role of Communications within a global organisation
How to apply

To play an important part with the market leader in the access control industry, click apply now.

Key Area: Design/Creative 27-1024.00Design/Creative
Attendance: Full-Time

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