Gain a Sustainable Advantage :: Shelton Group


Shelton Group is the only marketing agency in the U.S. that focuses solely on sustainability and energy efficiency. We are the leading experts in our field, and we take great pride in delivering value to our clients, from Fortune 100 companies to innovative startups. 

We take our business seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Shelton Group is a fun and exciting place to work where team members make a difference for our clients, our company, and our community. We walk the walk, from our location in an energy-efficient remodeled historic building to our extensive office recycling program and more. 

If you’re a dedicated professional with a passion for solving problems and working as a member of a creative team, Shelton Group might be the place for you. Our currently open positions are shown below. We encourage you to apply.

Senior Account Executive

  • Shelton Group is the nation's leading marketing communications firm focused exclusively on energy efficiency and sustainability. We provide research, strategy, creative and digital services needed to develop market engagement plans, programs and tools that define and leverage our clients' energy or environmental story. Located in Knoxville, TN, Shelton is an independently owned firm that has been in business more than 20 years.

    We are looking for a sharp self-starter who is comfortable working with a healthy level of ambiguity and is capable of bringing order to what some people may view as chaos. The ideal candidate will have five plus years experience in marketing communications, preferably with a full service advertising or marketing communications firm, the ability to manage coordination of a lot of deadlines and deliverables at once, excellent verbal and written communications skills, a lot of good old-fashioned common sense, a good head for business and a four-year degree, preferably in marketing, communications or business. The position requires a solutions-driven individual capable of seeing the big picture without losing sight of details. Experience with B2B marketing, building products, energy efficiency and/or environmental sustainability is a plus.

    (Required fields are marked with an asterisk.)

Account Director

  • Shelton Group is seeking a senior-level account manager with 10+ years experience within a marketing communications firm and/or full-service advertising agency to lead and manage a group of accounts.

    The account director must be equally adept at leading strategic marketing communications efforts and overseeing execution to ensure high-quality, efficient work that exceeds client expectations and optimizes agency profitability.

    The position requires a solutions-driven individual capable of seeing the big picture without losing sight of details. He or she should be comfortable developing and moving forward with plans despite ambiguity, and the ability to lead and direct a team of account/project managers is a must. The account director must also instill confidence to clients, proficiently manage financial projections, and organically grow the business.

    Strong verbal and written communications skills will be necessary for every aspect of this position. A four-year business or marketing degree is required. Experience with B2B marketing, building products, energy efficiency and/or environmental sustainability is a plus.

    (Required fields are marked with an asterisk.)

Senior Copywriter

  • Are you looking for a writing job you can really pour your heart and soul into?

    Shelton Group—the nation’s leading marketing communications agency entirely focused in the energy and environment space—is seeking a talented senior copywriter. We’re looking for a critical thinker with a creative flair for storytelling and a journalistic approach to content development.

    As our senior copywriter, you’ll enjoy a highly collaborative working environment that involves interacting with both the creative and the account departments during all stages of project development. Your ability to give feedback and guidance to freelance and junior writers is also critical.

    What’s in it for you? For starters, our office is a rewarding place to work—you’ll be front and center in the effort to make our planet a better place. And you’ll be doing big things for top clients across the country, including household names from the Fortune 500. But we’re located in the historic heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains, so you’ll enjoy all the perks of city life with a low cost of living and easy access to a pretty spectacular natural environment.

    If this position sounds like a good fit for you, please submit your resume, three writing samples that demonstrate your range, and a cover letter that sums up your writing experience and explains why you think you’d be a good fit for this job—we’d like to get a glimpse of your personality and talents on the page. (For writing samples that come from a collaborative environment such as an advertising agency, be prepared to explain your role in conceiving and producing the content.)

    Job Requirements:

    • This is a full-time, in-house position. No freelancers, please.
    • You must have at least five years’ experience in an agency environment or other professional writing position.
    • You must be flexible, self-directed, curious, and comfortable in a deadline-oriented environment.
    • You must be able to research and find information effectively without direction.
    • Your ability to grasp, interpret and organize complex information is just as important as the aptitude for crafting compelling content. Can you take a broad concept and turn it into a persuasive ten-page white paper or a compelling tweet depending on the client’s needs?
    • Experience in energy efficiency or sustainability is not required, but is a plus.

    (Required fields are marked with an asterisk.)

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Insights Director

  • Shelton Group is seeking a Senior Research Insights Analyst to lead the design, analysis and synthesis of primary and secondary research to identify actionable marketing insights. The person in this role will work side-by-side with other analysts and the VP of Research and Insights to sift through data gleaned from quantitative, qualitative and secondary research projects to find the story in the numbers; tell that story in a compelling way, and give our clients a clear pathway forward with their marketing efforts

    Job Requirements:
    • Be able to utilize, integrate and synthesize findings from a variety of research methods including secondary data analysis, communication audits, existing client research, custom quantitative surveys, online and in-person group discussions and one-on-one interviews.
    • Go beyond simple reporting of findings to connect to the clients’ objectives and strategic initiatives- identifying themes and presenting findings in narrative format which drills to deeper, actionable, strategic insights.
    • Utilize strategic business thinking skills to make smart recommendations about what the client should do, based on the results (e.g. What should they change? How should they prioritize their resources? What should the messaging strategy be?).
    • Be adept at developing the final power point analysis presentation for research studies, with the demonstrated ability to edit 100+ slide research findings decks down to short, engaging overviews of the most important insights, takeaways and recommendations.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and utilize a variety of data visualization tools including infographics, charts, graphs, etc. to effectively and succinctly communicate results.
    • Demonstrated ability to create detailed personas/target audience profiles that go beyond basic demographics to reflect deeper drivers, preferences, priorities, etc. to bring the target “to life.”
    • Directly interact with Account Executives and clients in project kick-off meetings (both on the phone and in-person) to brainstorm and recommend the best methodological approach to address research needs. Amicably interact with and question clients to glean the information necessary to scope/price projects accurately and write a good first draft of survey instruments and discussion guides. Diplomatically negotiate client-requested changes either directly, or through client consultants, to ensure both client satisfaction and data validity.
    • Be able to validate tabulations and utilize for analysis – identifying key findings, profiling target audiences, indexing, and pointing out significant differences in the data, where appropriate.
    • Be familiar with a variety of statistical methods including correlations, T/Z-Tests, ANOVA, factor analysis, multivariate regression or discriminate analysis, and cluster analysis, along with conjoint / discrete choice methods such as logit and Hierarchical Bayes, and be able to suggest, interpret and explain the statistical analysis methods used for projects.
    • Be familiar with, able to integrate, current and foundational psycho-social research theories regarding human behavior, values and motivation into analysis and recommendations.
    • Be a good collaborator – working well with the VP Research and Planning and other members of the Leadership Team, as well as other Analysts, Account Executives, Creative Planner, and the Traffic and Production Departments.
    • Work closely with the VP Research and Insight, Creative Planner, and Account Executives to offer ideas, support, and information for the next phase of client engagement, including creative brief and campaign development - utilizing information gleaned in the research phase.
    • Be a great presenter of findings to clients, via either web-ex or in-person.

    Minimum Credentials:
    • 10+ years experience in research design and analysis
    • Masters Degree or more
    • Client-side business experience a plus
    • International research experience a plus
    • B to B research experience a plus
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Whether you’re a: 

  • Building products company
  • Green product manufacturer
  • Brand/product marketer
  • Utility marketer

Shelton Group can help you leverage your sustainability or efficiency story.

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