Careers

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:

Administrative Assistant

Title: Administrative Assistant (part-time 30)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Operations

Reports To: Kendra Forsythe, VP of Finance & Operations

Summary of Position: The Administrative Assistant ensures Shelton Group is running well — our facilities are handled, technology supports us, and our operations-oriented outside partners are well managed. In this role, you are responsible for securing and maintaining positive relationships with key outside vendors (IT support, copier companies, shippers/mail services, shredding/recycling, and HVAC/electrical/fire). You also ensure our facilities are in great shape, working with the landlord to resolve building issues and ensuring everything is working and well-stocked. You are also responsible for lending a hand and supporting the various agency teams to set up the office/conference room for client visits, order meals when needed, provide directions and travel support to remote employees, candidates, clients, and outside partners, and generally support the operations team with administrative support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answers telephones and performs general reception duties
  • Opens and sorts mail; delivers all communications to appropriate personnel
  • Manages the agency’s IT ticketing system and ensures all IT issues are communicated to our outside IT partner and resolved promptly
  • Maintains our computer hardware fixed asset listing
  • Researches and finds the best prices for all IT equipment purchases and works with the VP of Finance to ensure those purchases are within budget
  • Order office supplies and stock the kitchen, aligned with budget parameters
  • Be the “go-to” for every Shelton employee for any issues related to shipping/mailing, facilities, office supplies, meals, and entertaining, and resolving or supporting their needs so they can stay focused on client work
  • Serve as the liaison to our landlord and cleaners, ensuring the building is presentable and any issues are addressed
  • Set meetings with/request services from outside partners and ensure the high-quality delivery of their functions for us. Periodically seek out new partner prospects and review our relationships to ensure we’re getting the best service at the best price
  • Support VP of Finance by:
    • Completing the WBE and SCH Certification renewals annually
    • Maintaining the PTO worksheet and ensuring employees are regularly updated about their PTO balances
    • Assisting with data entry in several Excel worksheets

All other duties assigned by supervisor or otherwise directed by the Company

Knowledge and Skill:

Requires at least a 2-year degree

Requires 3–5 years of experience in an administrative or operational role at a small or mid-sized company

Excellent attention to detail:

  • See problems coming, think ahead, ask questions, put action plans in place quickly
  • Display a high degree of personal accountability for accuracy and timeliness
  • Maintain excellent computer skills; quickly master any new software
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • A basic understanding of Mac computers is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Personable with strong interpersonal skills:

  • Be courteous, willing, and helpful, so our employees want to come to you to ask for support
  • Successfully manage outside resources and build relationships with key partners/vendors so that they enjoy doing business with Shelton Group and the agency is provided the best possible terms/work from them

Accountable:

  • Identify problems, seek out help and advice from others and create solutions
  • Treat the company’s money and everyone’s time as if it were your own, working to save us money and support team members quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly

Location/Physical Demands:

Requires work to be performed onsite/in office at a second-floor location with no elevator access

Requires sitting for long periods

Requires frequent alpha/numeric keyboarding and navigation of basic software programs

Requires effective and professional communications over the phone and in-person

Specific vision abilities required include close vision, including but not limited to a computer screen, and the ability to adjust focus

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounter while performing the job’s essential job functions. Office conditions and noise level is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noise.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Senior Copywriter

Shelton Group is the nation’s leading marketing communications firm exclusively dedicated to the sustainability sector. We help some of the most influential organizations on Earth gain a market advantage by doing the right thing for the planet. So 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.

We are seeking a Copywriter who is a craftsman of thought and word with a passion for creating a sustainable future.

You are someone with brand marketing communications experience who can create strategic content for clients who want to make a sustainable future.

You’re always game for a good brainstorm and handy with a headline while at the same time a proficient business writer.

You must have a facility for precise, fast, powerful writing in various formats and a vision and understanding for applying copy across many platforms for maximum impact.

Specifically, you will:

  • Create copy that motivates and inspires an audience to participate.
  • Think conceptually and translate strategic marketing initiatives into informative, concise, and compelling copy solutions.
  • Demonstrate impeccable writing, spelling, and grammar skills through long- and short-form copy.
  • Work with the account team and creative development (CD) to handle the manner and tone in which the client wants to communicate.
  • Synthesize information effectively.
  • Complete projects on time.
  • Participate in creative meetings and contribute to the development of concepts, creative execution, or offerings.

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience and a bachelor’s degree in Advertising/Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field preferred.
  • Content strategy, strategic writing, and editing experience.
  • Experience in sustainability space is highly desired.
  • Exceptional verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

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

Are we describing you? Then get in touch! Please send your resume, cover letter highlighting your experience and fit for the job AND writing samples or a link to an online portfolio to jobs@sheltongrp.com

Location/Physical Demands:

  • This position will require work to be performed onsite/in office at second floor location with no elevator access
  • Requires sitting for long periods of time
  • Requires frequent alpha/numeric keyboarding and navigation of basic software programs
  • Requires effective and professional communications over the phone and in person
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, including but not limited to a computer screen, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Requires occasional travel

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions of this job. Office conditions and noise level is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noise.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Freelance

Are you a freelancer looking to join a purpose for progress? Shelton Group is one of the nation’s leading marketing communications firms exclusively focused on the sustainability sector. Right now, we’re looking for top-notch freelancers that understand the language of sustainability to help us develop outstanding:

  • Content
  • Skilled/Seasoned Researcher with Qualitative or Quantitative experience
  • Digital assets/campaigns
  • Brand strategy

 

If you excel in any of these areas send us your resume and cover letter highlighting your experience and how you feel you could best contribute to our mission and purpose to chamachek@sheltongrp.com.