Camelot Illinois
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Chicago, IL

PR Specialist

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About Camelot Illinois

Camelot Illinois operates the Illinois Lottery, a modern enterprise that truly benefits the people of Illinois. We place consumers and social responsibility at our core, providing funding for schools, capital projects, and special causes. We are a progressive organization that is reinforcing the lottery’s rightful position as a force for good alongside the State of Illinois.

About the Team

Camelot’s Corporate Affairs team develops and executes consumer public relations strategies to help raise awareness of the Lottery, promote winning, and showcase the Lottery’s contributions to special causes in Illinois. Our goal is to create a personal connection with the people of Illinois and make people feel good about playing the Lottery. Working as part of a cross-functional team of marketing, social media and digital communications professionals, the Corporate Affairs team supports the company’s overarching objective to promote the Illinois Lottery’s purpose to be a champion for the people of Illinois.

Position Overview

Camelot is looking for someone with the right mix of energy and experience to breathe life into our winners awareness program. As our Public Relations Specialist, you will be responsible for connecting with lottery winners, driving winning storytelling, and building the lottery brand through media relations and content creation.


Winner awareness and storytelling

  • Drive the strategy for winner engagement and awareness for lottery winners to increase win belief statewide
  • Develop and implement PR tactics to promote winner awareness through digital, social media and video content featuring winners
  • Develop and implement tools to track and monitor high-prize winners to create a consistent pipeline of winner stories
  • Maintain a database of winning data in Illinois to support storytelling opportunities
  • Maintain and regularly refresh a library of creative assets (imagery, video, animations etc.) to support storytelling opportunities

Relationship management

  • Stakeholder management for lottery winners - conducting initial outreach and serving as primary contact to gain participation in winner awareness activities (i.e. storytelling, or media-related opportunities)
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the managers across all five Illinois Lottery claim centers
  • Work cross-functionally to curate and promote winners content across Illinois Lottery owned channels, in particular working closely with the social media and digital teams
  • Manage relationships with external vendors (such as photo and video support) in support of the winner awareness strategy.

Media outreach

  • You will need a working knowledge of Illinois media markets, and will proactively engage reporters in content and story ideas to secure high-impact broadcast and print media coverage
  • Create and oversee creation of quality media stories and story pitches, as well as other earned media communications materials, such as supporting creative (including imagery, videos, data, and animation), to promote Lottery winners.

Media monitoring

  • Create and maintain media lists for targeted communications,including regional targets
  • Engage with local news contacts in key markets to support winners outreach and PR events
  • Assist with creation and distribution of results from PR campaigns with internal and external partners.


  • Ability to regularly travel around Illinois to build and maintain effective working relationships with claim center staff in downtown Chicago, Rockford, Springfield, Fairview Heights, and Des Plaines
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends for key projects and events (e.g. large jackpot rolls or a significant winner in Illinois)
  • You may be required to collaborate cross-functionally to support business projects or PR events
  • Other administrative/support duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field.
  • Four-plus years of proven experience in a public relations-related role.
  • Experience in project management and execution of PR campaigns and/or initiatives
  • Experience in copywriting and editing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive or proprietary company information in a confidential manner.


  • PR agency experience a plus
  • Excellent relationship skills - ability to connect and form a rapport with people from all walks of life
  • Proactive, flexible, self-reliant, problem solver, results-oriented.
  • Proficient with Google Suite.


Working For Camelot Illinois

We are a transformative lottery company with world-class people, technology, and operations that are committed to powering possibilities—for our employees, our partners, and our consumers. With grit and determination, we believe in doing not just the easy thing but the right thing. The Camelot values of Do good, Be accountable, Stay connected, Keep improving, and Spark enthusiasm are embedded in the design of our organization and our plans for Illinois.

  • Do Good: We care about our communities, our stakeholders, and each other. We act with integrity & honesty, as a positive force for Illinois.
  • Be Accountable: We drive results. And we continually strive to get those results more efficiently and effectively.
  • Stay Connected: Being open, honest, and collaborative is what makes us, us. This is embodied in our messaging and communications and in how we treat each other.
  • Keep Improving: We’re hungry to be better. We innovate and evolve our business, our teams, and ourselves, always with an eye on professional and personal growth.
  • Spark Enthusiasm: We incorporate energy and laughter into every aspect of our work to create positive and entertaining experiences.

Moreover, we pledge to have the highest standards of respect, diversity, and inclusion at our company and support and encourage our partners to do the same.

Camelot Illinois is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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What are Camelot Illinois Perks + Benefits

Camelot Illinois Benefits Overview

We offer a broad range of employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, access to training, Student Loan Repayment Benefit, Personal Discounts Program, Employee Assistance Program, and much more. We also offer regular team-building activities with people that love having fun, quarterly opportunities to connect with the community, social outings, & great work/life balance. We all have flexible hours, 26 days PTO, 6 weeks paid parental leave, 10 paid holidays, & 2 paid volunteer days.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Camelot IL offers both FSA & HSA which helps employees cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions.
Disability Insurance
Camelot IL's disability insurance benefits is 60% of an employee's annual salary up to a $5,000 maximum monthly payout. Employees also have the option to purchase extra coverage.
Dental Benefits
Camelot's dental plan covers 100% of the costs of preventative care.
Vision Benefits
Camelot's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams after a $10 copay. $180 for frames and $150 for contacts every year.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Camelot IL offers employer-paid life insurance to all full-time employees with 2x an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Free onsite gym, divvy bike membership, yoga classes, meditation workshops, & in-house chair massages.
Team workouts
Camelot Illinois's team fitness initiatives include weekly In-office yoga.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Camelot's 401(k) retirement plan matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 4% of their annual salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family is of the greatest importance and we want our employees to have adequate time off to care for and bond with a newborn, newly adopted or newly placed child. Camelot IL offers 6 weeks of time off
Flexible Work Schedule
Camelot Illinois provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
At Camelot IL, we recognize the importance of time off from work to relax, spend time with family, enjoy leisure activities, take care of yourself when you are sick, etc. We provide generous PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Camelot Illinois is committed to supporting our communities and provides employees 2 paid days per calendar year to volunteer at the nonprofit organization of their choice.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We call our dress code “Dress For Your Day,” which means you choose the attire that fits your schedule, environment, location, and personal brand.
Commuter Benefits
Qualified Transportation Accounts - QTAs allow employees to set aside pre-tax funds used for eligible transit and parking expenses related to commuting to work.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted by the building once per week.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Camelot IL offers a wide range of training programs to all employees, including, eLearning, onsite training courses to enhance job-related skills and access to job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Camelot Illinois offers a Student Loan repayment option to all employees after 90 days.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer every team a Learning and Development budget to continue taking classes, getting certifications, or attending conferences and seminars.
Time allotted for learning
Camelot Illinois allows employees to set aside 10% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Free onsite gym + divvy bike membership, immediately vested in 401k with 4% match, Student Loan Repayment benefit, Camelot Champions & Game Changer staff awards, a rotational program for recent grads, engagement portal for pre-boarders, robust onboarding program + large L&D budget

An Insider's view of Camelot Illinois

What are some social events your company does?

Managing the Illinois Lottery takes a lot of hard work but we have a great People team that find things to let us unwind and encourages us to find fun too. We have weekly happy hours, on-site weekly yoga, team building events, department engagement events, sports leagues, and annual parties! We even have a knitting club now!


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What projects are you most excited about?

My time at Camelot has been very rewarding as I had the opportunity to be a part of our new website and app's launch this past year. I'm most excited about now working on how we can improve our digital experiences for our players. I really enjoy the collaborative nature of the Digital team as we all work together really well to achieve our goals.


Digital Content Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Some of the things I have learned during my time here at Camelot is how to own and take charge of my career. Since I have started, I have been provided with the best tools and resources to achieve optimal career success. I have also learned the importance of learning and collaborating with others.


Camelot Business Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The best part of being on the product team is setting the company’s direction through the lens of our player. It is our responsibility to develop a product offering that meets player demands while generating net income for the State of Illinois. The product team is responsible for listening to our consumers and understanding our business


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