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Social Media Specialist

| Chicago

About Camelot Illinois

Camelot Illinois has been awarded the contract as the new private manager of the Illinois Lottery. The company is restoring transparency, integrity, and responsibility to the Illinois Lottery. In partnership with the state, Camelot will operate a modern lottery that truly benefits the people of Illinois. The company’s innovative approach places consumers and social responsibility at its core, providing funding for schools, capital projects, and special causes. Camelot is committed to building an organization with the strength and experience to grow the lottery and reinforce its rightful position as a force for good.

Camelot Illinois is a subsidiary of Camelot Lottery Solutions, a leading technology, and professional services provider to lotteries around the world. Camelot Lottery Solution’s portfolio of work includes the Irish National Lottery, Loterie Romande (Switzerland), the California State Lottery, the Kentucky Lottery, and the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, among others.

Our sister company, Camelot UK, has operated the UK National Lottery since 1994. Camelot UK has an unrivaled track record for success, helping the UK National Lottery deliver over $80 billion to winners and $46 billion to good causes to date.

About the Team:

The Digital team is responsible for managing the Illinois Lottery Brand, Marketing and Games presence online and delivering sales growth and engagement through web, mobile and social channels.

Position Overview:

The Social Media Specialist will be involved in planning and implementing social media content plans and digital strategies across a number of accounts owned by the Illinois State Lottery. As Social Media Specialist you will design, implement and evolve our social media strategy. You’ll engage existing followers and attract new ones, take an active role in shaping our messaging, and be an advocate for our social followers internally.

Responsibilities:

  • Build our presence on social networking sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and other similar community sites, and seeding content into social applications as needed.
  • Creating a continuous stream of rich and engaging content to attract, convert and retain our customers. Text, pictures, memes, videos, infographics and more.
  • Experience using social analytics to inform strategic approach with working knowledge of a range of tools; this is essential for the role.
  • Responsible for day-to-day community management of the Lottery’s social channels including pro-active, reactive content as well as scheduling of posts to ensure content is distributed in the optimum ways.
  • Delivering against content calendars that will have been created for our social channels. Creating that rich editorial that ties in with the latest updates, and support for any other campaigns that we are running.
  • Using your insight to spot trends in the social space and utilizing these to the Lottery’s advantage to amplify our message.
  • Involvement in developing social strategies around key campaigns, sale promotions, competitions, and more.
  • Brainstorming and developing social content ideas to engage customers.
  • Using these strategies to identify key KPIs and metrics to hit targets every time.
  • Responsible for the on-going analysis and reporting of social media and content work.
  • Work closely with our team of designers to ensure content looks snazzy and that you have professional looking assets to use on our social channels.
  • Create rich and engaging video content from time to time to engage our audiences.
  • Monitor channels outside of office hours to ensure any major issues are handled quickly.
  • Work schedule flexibility. May need to be on-call some weekends to support marketing activities.

Requirements

Required:

  • 3 + years experience in social and/or editorial media.
  • Experience briefing in, producing and writing social content across key networks; Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
  • Experience driving new innovative social products (e.g. Facebook live) in a way they drives engagement, reach and brand.
  • Must have experience working for brands that target social media active demographics.
  • In-depth knowledge of how audiences consume content on social channels.

Preferred:

  • Highly organized, able to prioritize your own work schedule and work to tight deadlines.
  • Comprehensive social media/web knowledge and experience using social analytics tools.
  • Motivated and willing to learn and develop in the role.
  • Track record of creativity and innovation in the digital sphere working with brands with a focus on social media.
  • Experience working in e-commerce.
  • Strong self-starter with ability to manage own workload.
  • Comfortable and efficient communicator.
  • Efficient project management skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Proactive, creative and responsive mind.
  • Team working spirit.

Benefits

WHY WORK FOR US

Camelot Illinois is building a transformative lottery company with world-class people, technology and operations. The Camelot values of being honest, creating together, keeping it simple and thinking long term are embedded in the design of our organization and our plans for Illinois.

Career Growth

We want people who thrive in a relaxed, autonomous, results-driven environment to join our company. We believe the way to attract and retain the best talent is to offer a fulfilling career in an organization committed to growing its own future leaders. Career Development is a top priority and we will partner with employees to grow and progress their professional skill sets.


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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Location

200 W Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60606

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!

Will

Commercial Financial Analyst

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re constantly working on highlighting all the benefits the Lottery brings to the state, specifically its contributions to the Common School Fund, Capital Projects Fund, and our specialty causes: MS, HIV/AIDS, Special Olympics, Breast Cancer and Veterans charities. We want Illinoisans to know about and take part in contributing to these causes.

Emily Behn

Public Affairs Associate

What are some things you learned at the company?

Since joining Camelot Illinois, I helped build the Insights function, which I now lead. I love flexing between managing others and driving strategic decision-making across the organization. We are simultaneously figuring out our individual contributions, as well as how we work together to run the business. Its challenging and personally rewarding!

Larisa

Director Of Insights

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

People win the Lottery every day. From a return on the price of the ticket to $1,000 to $200 million, every dollar makes a positive impact on winners lives, and, in return, to the citizens of the state. We are working to restore faith in the Illinois Lottery and reassure Illinoisans that players do win.

Wendy Abrams

Senior Director of Corporate Affairs

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, 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.

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.
Onsite Gym
Free onsite gym, divvy bike membership, yoga classes, meditation workshops, & in-house chair massages.
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
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
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.

Additional Perks + Benefits

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

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