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, and CertifiKID, a nationally-recognized website that offers discounts on kids’ activities and family experiences, 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.

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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 info@certifikid.com and a team member will be in touch if we feel you are a great fit for our team.

Content/Social Media Associate  

The Content/Social Media Associate will report to the Director of Social Media and work in close coordination with the CAO. This position will focus both on the support of sales and marketing in the production of fresh, innovative deliverables that translate complex ideas into compelling digital experiences for the family audience. The Content/Social media associate will oversee all activities on Macaroni KID / CertifiKID social media platforms. This candidate will develop strategies to improve brand visibility and awareness and also develop engaging content for social media channels and support deliverables for our publisher community. 

Responsibilities

  • Create custom content following all brand guidelines while maintaining our brands' voice.
  • Schedule, and execute social media content across but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube and emerging platforms. This includes writing and editing copy to be posted on our social media channels, as well as crafting social media advertising campaigns. Assist in conceptualizing & producing dynamic and fun video content with focus on TikTok and FB/IG Stories/Reels.
  • Grow our brand presence across our various social media channels, monitor and engage with our social community and improve customer experience.
  • Analyze brand tracking, market trends, consumer need, and the competitive landscape.
  • Collaborate with teams to develop marketing and communications strategies that leverage the social media space.
  • Develop creative elements for marketing materials, emails, deals, deal collections, promotions, and all web, print, and digital marketing collateral. Outstanding written and oral communications and presentations skills; creativity is key.
  • Develop marketing, business, and social media strategies and recommend implementation plans in order to grow subscriber base and boost sales. Coordinate with the team to guide efforts in implementing these plans.
  • Assist with development of new projects.

Skills and Qualifications

  • The Social Media Associate candidate should have a strong knowledge of the current social media landscape and have a passion for content creation, metrics, interacting with our family based brands. Facebook / Instagram Stories/Reels and TikTok experience is a must. Knowledge of current social media legal guidelines and with Instagram and Facebook Ads, Sponsored Post, and Branded Content.
  • Excellent communication skills. The ability to work independently and in a team-oriented atmosphere with 3+ years of experience managing social media platforms, creating marketing/advertising campaigns from developing the vision and message to overseeing production on time and under budget if applicable.
  • Strong Canva skills, design background a plus.
  • Proven experience with concept development.
  • Strong writing skills for both long form and short form content.
  • Strong creative vision with an understanding of our business objectives.
  • Prior project management experience, with a focus on creative direction.
  • Be capable of prioritizing work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term needs.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and your resume to info@certifikid.com and a team member will be in touch if we feel you are a great fit for our team.

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Marketing Assistant

The ideal candidate is a quick learner with a positive attitude who can keep up in a fast-paced, independent environment. The Marketing Assistant is a 40 hour per week position, reporting to and working directly with the CEO of CertifiKID, as well as supporting the Sales & Operations Team. The Administrative Assistant works in all aspects of the business including sales, marketing, operations, client and customer relationships, and business development.

Responsibilities:

Sales and Client Relationships:

Works with sales team to writes up deals as needed, including all details that purchasers need to know, selecting appropriate art work and finalizing deal page with business. Communicates with businesses partnering with CertifiKID regarding all aspects of their deal: current deal information, follow up with final deal purchase numbers, maintain communication regarding the process of redemption of deals by CertifiKID customers, and develop ongoing relationship for future deals.

Administration & Clerical:

  • Assists with customer service calls and emails as needed.
  • Assists team with administrative tasks as needed, such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, etc.

Marketing & Business Development:

  • Assists with development of creative elements for marketing materials, emails, deal collections, promotions, and training guides
  • Setting up daily emails
  • Assists with development of new projects
  • Assists with strategies to boost subscribers and sales.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A high degree of comfort working with technology, and the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Excellent writing skills. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Knowledge of AP Style a plus, but not required.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Ability to assess and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently, effectively manage time, and pay strong attention to detail.
  • Graphic design experience a plus, but not required.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and your resume to info@certifikid.com and a team member will be in touch if we feel you are a great fit for our team.

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Part-Time Recruiter

We are seeking a creative, strategic thinker with outstanding interpersonal skills and who loves interacting with people to help us grow our Publisher Community. This is a remote position and candidates can live anywhere in the United States. Demonstrated ability to work independently, effectively manage time, and multi-task in a fast-paced, telecommute role is highly desirable.

As a Recruiter, you will identify ways to spread the word about Macaroni KID, process and evaluate incoming applications, interview candidates, and help onboard and transition Publishers into the Macaroni KID community. Candidates must be a quick learner, tech-savvy and an adept communicator with the ability to think fast on their feet. Ability to interact professionally and effectively is also a must. This is a part-time, 1099 position at around 20 hours per week.

About You: The ideal candidate is a passionate, motivated, and detail-oriented individual who is:

  • An excellent decision maker with outstanding oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and works independently with little to no supervision.
  • Able to manage Publisher 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • A passion for Macaroni KID.
  • Experience sourcing, interviewing and recruiting candidates is highly desirable but not required.
  • Understanding the process of becoming a successful Macaroni KID publisher and being able to identify good long term candidates.
  • Familiar and comfortable with Zoom.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in designing and implementing the overall Publisher recruiting strategy with an emphasis on cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Assisting with developing recruiting materials, including marketing copy and materials for our “Join Macaroni KID” website, social media channels, and to post on external sites.
  • Responsible for sourcing and recruiting of candidates by identifying creative avenues for recruitment and posting to employment websites, job boards and social media. Staying up to date on recruiting trends and best practices.
  • Screening applications and conducting interviews to identify candidates who will make good long-term Publishers, taking into account background, skills, experience, personality, demeanor, and expectations for the role.
  • Setting appropriate expectations for new Publishers in terms of time commitment, earning potential, and what it takes to succeed.
  • Assisting with Publisher onboarding, and answering questions for new Publishers.
  • Sending weekly recruiting reports.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and your resume to info@certifikid.com and a team member will be in touch if we feel you are a great fit for our team.

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Part-Time Training and Retention Specialist 

We are seeking a great communicator who loves interacting with people to support our Macaroni KID community as a Training and Retention Specialist. This is a remote position and candidates can live anywhere in the United States. Demonstrated ability to work independently, effectively manage time, and multi-task in a fast-paced, telecommute role is highly desirable.

In this role, you will collaborate with the HQ Team to successfully develop and execute training for our network of hundreds Macaroni KID Publishers across the country in all facets of the business, work closely with Publishers to help answer their questions and address issues, and stay on top of updating all training resources including Mac Academy. Candidates must be highly organized, a quick learner, tech-savvy and an adept communicator. Ability to interact professionally and effectively is also a must. This is a part-time 1099 position at around 20 hours per week.

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

  • Extremely organized with a proven ability to meet/exceed goals, and multitask various projects, deadlines and levels of priority.
  • Exceptional writing and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and works independently with little to no supervision.
  • Able to think on his/her feet, speak eloquently in front of large groups, communicate effectively.
  • Has a positive, team player attitude and starts work ready to conquer the day.
  • Adept at technology and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus, productivity, and meeting deadlines.
  • Available at times in the evening for training sessions.
  • Strong Canva skills and design a plus.
  • Familiar and comfortable leading calls/training on Zoom.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Designing, developing, leading and delivering weekly and monthly Publisher training and brainstorming sessions for both new and existing Publishers with an emphasis on developing skills and competencies that are known to lead to long-term success.
  • Maintaining and updating the Publisher Training Calendar and keeping the Publisher community informed of upcoming training opportunities.
  • Assisting with developing and updating Publisher training resources and materials, including videos and written materials, and updating the Mac Academy website, as needed.
  • Gathering feedback from the Publisher community and identifying, developing and implementing strategies that will lead to higher Publisher satisfaction and retention.
  • Liaison with publisher clubs and committees.
  • Helping monitor the HQ Team email and addressing Publisher questions and issues in a timely manner.
  • Assisting the tech team with publisher inquiries.
  • Cultivating a positive, warm, welcoming, equitable and inclusive Publisher community.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and your resume to info@certifikid.com 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 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 info@certifikid.com 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

We are seeking an account executive with sales experience 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.

Qualifications: Experience in sales, online advertising, or local advertising is required. Experience with Salesforce is a plus, but not required. Experience designing and implementing experiential, influencer-based/sampling campaign 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 info@certifikid.com 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 info@certifikid.com and a team member will be in touch if we feel you are a great fit for our team.

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