You’re curious, courageous and authentic. So are we.

What else do we have in common?

You’re creative, strategic and results-driven. You’re a great communicator and a great collaborator. You do the right thing. Those are our values, too. Bottom line:

We’re dedicated to making a difference for our clients and the world at large – and having fun while we do it.

Shelton Group is the nation’s leading marketing communications agency exclusively focused in the energy and environment sectors. We’re the experts, and that’s reflected in our impressive and growing roster of clients.

We’ve built a highly creative team here in Knoxville, one that loves to work hard and laugh hard. And we sleep well at night knowing that we do good work: good for our clients, and good for the rest of us, too.

If you’re a dedicated professional who wants to advance your career in this rapidly growing and increasingly relevant sector – and you want to have fun while you’re doing it – Shelton Group just might be the place for you.

What can you expect if you come to work at Shelton Group? Take a look through our Orientation Guide to get a sense of our culture, what we care about, and what makes us laugh.

Available positions:

Copy Editor/Proofreader
 

Your eye for detail is your super power. Use it for good.

Location: Knoxville

Shelton Group is the nation’s leading marketing communications firm exclusively dedicated to the sustainability sector. We help some of the most powerful organizations on the planet gain a market advantage by doing the right thing for the planet. How do we do it? By gathering rich market insights that help our clients make the right environmental and social purpose commitments, develop more environmentally friendly products, evolve what their brands stand for, and fuel the right stories and market engagement campaigns.

The Big Picture: help ensure Shelton Group sends only our best work to clients, partners and decision-makers. This eagle-eyed, thoughtful individual is our main line of defense against the kinds of mistakes and overlooked details that can make great work look unprofessional and cause frustration for our clients.

The position requires someone with meticulous proofreading skills and solid writing abilities, as this individual may be asked not only to edit copy but to contribute occasionally to agency and client writing projects.

You’re a great fit for this position if you have:

  • Ability to be a team player with great listening skills
  • Excellent organizational and proofreading skills
  • Unwavering attention to detail and dedication to accuracy
  • Ability to build and maintain positive, productive working relationships
  • Ability to define problems, collect relevant information and draw insightful conclusions
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to effectively present work to the Creative Director, and other Director levels on the team
  • Ability to take feedback from the Creative Director, and other Director levels on the team
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, English or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience as a copy editor/proofreader in a high-volume communications department or advertising agency is preferred
  • Excellent command of English grammar and Associated Press style rule
  • In-depth experience using Microsoft Word (proficiency using Track Changes feature) and PowerPoint as well as Adobe Acrobat (proficiency using comment tools)
  • Solid understanding of the difference between proofing print materials and web content

How this role plays out in …

Creative:
The copy editor/proofreader carefully reviews all deliverables (copy and design) before they go to the client, checking for typos, grammatical errors, correct style (AP or client preference) and formatting that matches client brand guidelines and publication specifications. When reviewing copy, he or she may make light copy edits or raise questions for the writer to address.

The position also includes checking that all copy is included in the right order once flowed into layout and that all internal or client edits have been made before the deliverable is resubmitted.

This individual often helps with miscellaneous tasks like copyright searches and website function testing.

Research:
The copy editor/proofreader primarily reviews survey questionnaires, focus group discussion guides and PowerPoint presentations of research findings for spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting (according to company templates) and style (AP or client preference). He or she should also be able to resolve or flag logical (or mathematical) inconsistencies, massage awkward or unclear wording and make suggestions related to the order of information – in other words, ensure that survey questions or research findings are clearly and accurately represented.

Shelton Group Marketing:
The copy editor/proofreader is responsible for several aspects of our Shelton Insights blog and weekly newsletter. Each week, he or she …

  • Selects two timely articles, relevant to our readers, to summarize and link to in our newsletter (News of the Week)
  • Proofs the blog post, uploads in WordPress, handles the WordPress SEO, uploads the header image
  • Proofs the newsletter and checks to make sure all links are up to date
  • Writes two subject lines which a writer or digital director will approve

Bottom line, if you love to learn and are excited to work inside a growing agency that gives you the opportunity to work with a range of skillsets and disciplines, then you may be our perfect match!

Please send your resume and cover letter highlighting your experience and fit for the job to jobs@sheltongrp.com.

 

Director of Market Research
 

Use your market research powers for good.

Location: Knoxville

Shelton Group is the nation’s leading marketing communications firm exclusively dedicated to the sustainability sector. We help some of the most powerful organizations on the planet gain a market advantage by doing the right thing for the planet. How do we do it? By gathering rich market insights that help our clients make the right environmental and social purpose commitments, develop more environmentally friendly products, evolve what their brands stand for, and fuel the right stories and market engagement campaigns.

The Director of Market Research will be responsible for designing and managing research projects, working closely with other members of our research team throughout the process. The person in this role will help us identify actionable insights and tease out the story in the numbers. He or she will also be responsible for ensuring overall client satisfaction throughout the research process and managing client relationships to generate repeat business.

We’re looking for a seasoned market researcher who:

  • Is passionate about rigorous research that ranges from ethnography to conjoint, with deep experience on the quantitative side of market research
  • Is methodologically agnostic
  • Sees beyond simple percentages and significant differences to what the data means – the story behind it
  • Makes insights actionable for our clients, whether for product development, marketing strategy-building or creative campaign development
  • Collaborates well with internal team members in research, creative and account services
  • Has mastered the entire research process and enjoys sharing research knowledge and skills to develop talent on the research team and inspire members of other departments
  • Truly shares our passion for storytelling, creating synthesized, visually compelling presentations incorporating clear tables, graphs and infographics

Specifically, we’re looking for someone who has:

  • 10+ years of deep research and project management experience nationally and internationally (supplier-side desired)
  • Experience managing and mentoring other researchers
  • Outstanding track record of teamwork
  • Expertise in designing and conducting a broad range of market research methods, with a passion for writing sharp questionnaires
  • A very strong statistical background
  • Demonstrated experience leading clients in at least one of the following industries: energy, built environment, nonprofit/NGOs, consumer packaged goods
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Dynamic presentation skills that show your passion for the power of insights, both in person and via WebEx

Bottom line, if you enjoy working at a fast pace and solving clients’ problems with primary research … if you love thinking strategically and seeing beyond the numbers to the clients’ real threats and opportunities … if you love to learn and are excited to work inside a growing agency that gives you the opportunity to work with a range of skillsets and disciplines, then you may be our perfect match!

Please send your resume and cover letter highlighting your experience and fit for the job to jobs@sheltongrp.com.

 

Suzanne Shelton

President and CEO

Suzanne is the voice and the vision of Shelton Group. Drawing on her extensive experience in energy and the environment – and 25+ years in the marketing and advertising industry – Suzanne provides high-level strategic insights for our clients and guidance for our research and creative departments. She regularly speaks at conferences around the country, including Sustainable Brands, Fortune Brainstorm E and the International Builders’ Show, and serves as a guest columnist for publications like Fast Company, Green Builder and GreenBiz.com.

Susannah Enkema

VP Research & Insights

Susannah directs our research team and plays a key role in extracting the nuggets of information that pave the way for recommended marketing strategies and creative approaches. Susannah has nearly two decades of market research and strategy experience, including her role as president of SE Consulting, where she led the services for the likes of DIY Network and the makers of GORE-TEX®.

Matt Brass

VP Creative

Matt steers the creative department in concepting, designing and producing campaigns. He ensures sound strategy and deep insights inform everything his team develops, and works closely with the accounts department to ensure copy and designs will meet our clients’ goals. As a designer and filmmaker himself, he’s also a principal contributor to all of Shelton’s in-house photography and videography work.

Courtnay Hamachek

VP Operations

Courtnay oversees our day-to-day operations to keep us running smoothly and support our growth. She establishes project management systems and processes to help our teams anticipate bottlenecks, prevent process issues, and keep projects on time and on target. Courtnay has built extensive experience over 25 years in all aspects of marketing, from account services and project management to design and production.

Aaron Crecy

Digital Marketing Director

Aaron is responsible for planning, executing and measuring digital marketing strategies for Shelton Group and our clients, with an emphasis on inbound, content, SEO, social media, email and paid initiatives. He constantly researches and explores new tactics and strategies to improve digital campaign performance and results.

Aaron brings to the table more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience with premium consumer-facing brands. He came to Shelton Group by way of Malibu Boats, where, as Director of Global Marketing, he oversaw strategic marketing planning and execution for multiple product lines, with specific emphasis on social media and digital. Prior to that, he served as CMO for a leading daily fantasy sports operator, guiding it from startup to the industry’s third-ranked site.