CertifiKID, a nationally-recognized website that offers discounts on kids’ activities and family experiences, and Macaroni Kid, the nation’s largest single publishing platform that delivers hyperlocal content on family-friendly events, destinations, products and services to more than 3 million families nationwide, have combined forces! Together, CertifiKID and Macaroni Kid provide a singular destination for the best in digital parenting lifestyle content and a comprehensive resource for helping parents on a budget provide the best experiences for their kids.

Active Recruitments

CertifiKID/Macaroni Kid is hiring for several positions to help us keep pace with our fast-growing business. Click on a position title to review its description below.

Become a Macaroni Kid Publisher

Are you looking for a flexible, work-from-home opportunity that allows you to entertain your kids, enrich your community, and earns you money and fun perks? Now is your chance! Macaroni Kid is looking to grow its team of local publishers throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CertifiKID/Macaroni Kid is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees’ and Publishers’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our CertifiKID/Macaroni Kid company culture unique.

Position Descriptions & How to Apply

All positions are remote, and candidates can live anywhere in the United States. Demonstrated ability to work independently, productively manage time, and effectively communicate in a telecommute role is highly desirable. A benefits package is available for all full-time employees.

If you are interested in any of the following positions, please submit a cover letter and your resume to [email protected] and a team member will be in touch if we feel you are a great fit for our team.

Full-Time Web Developer 

We are seeking a dynamic developer with diverse experience who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and will be adept at shifting focus between both Macaroni Kid and CertifiKID, each built from its own custom-made content management system (CMS) and on the ColdFusion programming language. The incumbent’s primary focus will be on the Macaroni Kid side of the business, while providing support and back-up for CertifiKID. While the position primarily works “behind the scenes,” our ideal candidate will have great communication and relationship skills and be able to translate complex tech concepts into layman’s terms for our 400+ publishers.

This is a full-time, telecommute position with a benefits package, including health insurance, 401K and paid time off, reporting to our Chief Technology Officer and working in close coordination with our Chief Operating Officer. As both companies continue to expand and further merge operations, we envision significant growth opportunities for this position. The ideal candidate has experience with or an affinity for the family digital advertising and marketing space. 

Macaroni Kid Qualifications & Skills 

We expect Macaroni Kid responsibilities to comprise about 75% of daily tasks. The incumbent will be an Angular 1/Angular 2 developer who performs both back-end and API layer website development on Macaroni Kid, which is an online content publishing network built from a custom-made CMS.

Tasks include: 

  • Parse through and fully document our API using an API documentation service like Apiary, Readme.io or Swagger
  • Developing, testing and deploying new administrative features (back-end and API layer)
  • Developing, testing and deploying new website features (front-end)
  • Identifying and creating more efficient development workflows
  • Research and resolve issues that arise during operations
  • Integrating third-party APIs
  • Designing and developing advanced reporting tools
  • Provide support to Publishers and customers

Required experience:

  • Proficiency in Node, Angular 1, Angular 2
  • Advanced MongoDB queries
  • Git
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript development
  • Proficiency with CSS media queries

Preferred but not required experience:

  • Asana for task management
  • PHP development experience
  • AWS, particularly CloudFront, S3 and EC2
  • Linode Cloud Platform
  • Designing and developing HTML specifically for email

CertifiKID Qualifications & Skills

We expect CertifiKID responsibilities to comprise about 25% of daily tasks. The incumbent will be a ColdFusion developer who performs both front-end and back-end website development on CertifiKID, which is an e-commerce website built from a custom-made CMS.

Tasks include: 

  • Developing, testing and deploying new website features (front-end)
  • Developing, testing and deploying new administrative features (back-end)
  • Identifying and creating more efficient development workflows
  • Troubleshooting and debugging existing code/HTML
  • Integrating third-party APIs
  • Designing and developing advanced reporting tools

Required experience:

  • Proficiency in ColdFusion and familiarity with its open source platforms (Lucee/Railo)
  • Experience with Git
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript development
  • Proficiency with CSS media queries
  • Advanced MySQL queries

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and your resume to [email protected] and a team member will be in touch if we feel you are a great fit for our team.

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Full-Time National Sales Representative With Consumer Packaged Goods Experience

We are seeking an account executive with sales experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry (or CPG space) to help us keep pace with our fast-growing business. This is a full-time, telecommute position that offers a salary + commission structure, and operates 12 months/year. You will be responsible for outbound prospecting, closing inbound leads, as well as maintaining current business accounts.

The candidate can live anywhere within the United States. The primary focus is to partner with name brands to offer promotions on the national level, with a focus on experiential marketing campaigns for CPG clients.

Qualifications: Experience in sales, online advertising, or local advertising in the CPG industry or space is required. Experience with Salesforce is a plus, but not required. Experience designing and implementing experiential, influencer-based/sampling campaigns in the CPG space is highly desirable.

About You: The ideal candidate is a passionate, motivated and entrepreneurial individual who is:

  • Competitive by nature! You love convincing friends and family members to do things your way. You don’t take no for an answer, yet you are able to handle objections in a professional and strategic manner.
  • Extremely organized and has a proven ability to meet/exceed goals, and manage a high volume pipeline.
  • An expert in the consultative selling approach and would be excited to help businesses, large and small, to leverage the advertising power of Macaroni Kid/CertifiKID.
  • Able to manage client expectations to foster long-term partnerships and maintain high retention rates.
  • Has a positive, team player attitude and comes into work ready to conquer the day.
  • Adept at technology and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to think on his/her feet, speak eloquently, communicate effectively via email, and feel comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels within a business.
  • Self-motivated and works independently with little to no supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • An in-depth knowledge of the family market, including consumer trends.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Exceptional oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to sell a concept or deal to a business at all decision-making levels.
  • A strong ability to think strategically in relation to the farming of deals and building of business relationships.
  • Ability to work independently while still being part of a team-based business model.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus, productivity and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively telecommute, fostering relationships primarily via telephone and email.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Commitment of at least 40 hours per week, 12 months/year.
  • Seeking out, developing and cultivating leads, including the use of online resources such as email and social media, as well as telephone calls and in-person solicitation.
  • Interfacing within the market with community groups, parents, prospective subscribers and businesses.
  • Assessing potential business deals, negotiating favorable terms and acquiring commitment from businesses.
  • Managing relationships with clients.
  • Constructing proposals and contracts within Macaroni Kid/CertifiKID guidelines.
  • Preparing reports and maintaining communication on contacts and sales activity with the Macaroni Kid/CertifiKID management team.
  • Utilizing Salesforce to manage leads and accounts.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and your resume to [email protected] and a team member will be in touch if we feel you are a great fit for our team.

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Full-Time CertifiKID Sales Representative

We are seeking a CertifiKID account representative to help us keep pace with our fast-growing business. This is a full-time, telecommute position that offers a salary + commission structure, and operates 12 months/year. You will be responsible for outbound prospecting, closing inbound leads, as well as maintaining current business accounts.

The candidate can live anywhere within the United States. The primary focus is to find can’t-be-beat deals and up and coming family-friendly businesses at both the national and local levels to offer promotions on the CertifiKID website.

Qualifications: Experience in sales, online advertising, or local advertising is required. Experience with Salesforce is a plus, but not required.

About You: The ideal candidate is a passionate, motivated and entrepreneurial individual who is:

  • Excited about making 25+ phone calls every day and spending 3+ hours talking on the phone.
  • Competitive by nature! You love convincing friends and family members to do things your way. You don’t take no for an answer, yet you are able to handle objections in a professional and strategic manner.
  • Extremely organized and has a proven ability to meet/exceed goals, and manage a high volume pipeline.
  • An expert in the consultative selling approach and would be excited to help businesses, large and small, to leverage the advertising power of CertifiKID.
  • Able to manage client expectations to foster long-term partnerships and maintain high retention rates.
  • Has a positive, team player attitude and comes into work ready to conquer the day.
  • Adept at technology and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to think on his/her feet, speak eloquently, communicate effectively via email, and feel comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels within a business.
  • Self-motivated and works independently with little to no supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • An in-depth knowledge of the family market, especially on the local level, including consumer trends.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Exceptional oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to sell a concept or deal to a business at all decision-making levels.
  • A strong ability to think strategically in relation to the farming of deals and building of business relationships.
  • Ability to work independently while still being part of a team-based business model.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus, productivity and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively telecommute, fostering relationships primarily via telephone and email.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Commitment of at least 40 hours per week, 12 months/year.
  • Seeking out, developing and cultivating leads, including the use of online resources such as email and social media, as well as telephone calls and in-person solicitation.
  • Interfacing within the market with community groups, parents, prospective subscribers and businesses.
  • Assessing potential business deals, negotiating favorable terms and acquiring commitment from businesses.
  • Managing relationships with clients.
  • Constructing proposals and contracts within CertifiKID guidelines.
  • Preparing reports and maintaining communication on contacts and sales activity with the CertifiKID management team.
  • Outlining and preparing deal “write-ups” based on information provided by business clients and augmenting this information with research as required.
  • Utilizing Salesforce to manage leads and accounts.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and your resume to [email protected] and a team member will be in touch if we feel you are a great fit for our team.

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