Allwyn North America
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Chicago, IL

Public Relations Specialist at Allwyn North America (Chicago, IL)

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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:

Our Corporate Affairs team develops and implements strategic communications and public relations strategies, tools, and tactics to help raise awareness of the Lottery, build brand strength, promote winner stories, and showcase the Lottery’s contributions to special causes in Illinois. Our goal is to create a personal connection with the people of Illinois. Working as part of a cross-functional team of marketing, social media, and digital communications professionals, Corporate Affairs supports the company’s overarching objective to re-establish the Illinois Lottery as a leading brand within the state.

Position Overview:

Within Camelot Illinois, the Public Relations Specialist supports the team’s efforts to remind Illinois residents that the Lottery gives everyone a chance to win but, more importantly, guarantees that they are contributing to the common good. The Public Relations Specialist supports the Corporate Affairs team’s core purpose of being a storyteller for the Lottery. We share the Lottery’s stories with Illinois - about our winners, games, and prizes - and of course our reason for being: to generate essential funding for education and good causes. This person will work effectively cross-functionally to ensure that compelling stories are being shared through earned and owned media channels.


Winners' awareness PR and storytelling

  • Help increase win belief statewide
  • Conduct outreach and serve as primary contact for Lottery winners and Lottery retailers selling winning tickets to gather and share their winning stories
  • Regularly visit the Chicago and Des Plaines prize claim centers to collect winner stories and encourage photo assets to share via owned channels
  • Develop and implement PR plans to support brand building around the Lottery’s central promise of ‘fun games, create winners, and support special causes’ in Illinois

Promote the Illinois Lottery brand

  • Support the PR team to breathe life into the Illinois Lottery brand through the development of innovative consumer PR initiatives.
  • Help to promote the Lottery’s role in generating funding for education and other good causes, as required.
  • Help to significantly increase the brand presence of the Illinois Lottery through earned and owned media.

Stakeholder relationships

  • Proactively pitch members of the news media to place winner stories and other stories about the Lottery’s contributions to good causes.
  • Serve as liaison to Lottery Claim Center managers throughout the State to maximize winner PR opportunities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the development of integrated communication campaigns to support business objectives and act as the key PR contact on projects.

Media monitoring and website

  • Produce weekly media reports and ensure media lists are maintained and kept up-to-date
  • Provide simple media analysis to support internal reporting requirements (monthly governance reports.
  • Maintain and regularly refresh a library of creative assets (imagery, video, animations etc.) to support storytelling opportunities



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.
  • Two-plus years of previous experience in a similar communications or public relations role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of AP style.


  • PR agency experience is a plus but not required
  • Media monitoring experience preferred (Cision or Meltwater)
  • Ability to manage multi-stakeholder projects while delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive, flexible, self-reliant, problem solver, results-oriented.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and 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 Allwyn North America Perks + Benefits

Allwyn North America 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
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Allwyn provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote work program
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Allwyn offers both FSA & HSA which helps employees cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions.
Disability insurance
Allwyn'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 insurance
Allwyn's dental plan covers 100% of the costs of preventative care.
Vision insurance
Allwyn'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
Life insurance
Allwyn offers employer-paid life insurance to all full-time employees with 2x an employee's annual salary.
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Allwyn's team fitness initiatives include weekly In-office yoga.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Allwyn'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. Allwyn offers 6 weeks of time off
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
At Allwyn, 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
Allwyn 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
Office Perks
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-sponsored outings
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted by the building once per week.
Recreational clubs
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Allwyn 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
Allwyn offers a Student Loan repayment option to all employees after 90 days.
Lunch and learns
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.
Continuing education available during work hours
Allwyn 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, Allwyn Champions & 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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