Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House
 

Careers & Internships

"My career has changed so much during my time at CPH. CPH gave me the opportunity to find a career path that fits my skill set, and it continues to be a place where I can challenge myself every day."

— Amanda, eCommerce

Amanda, eCommerce

"Working at CPH, I continue to learn new aspects of art and technology while designing products that make meaningful differences in peoples’ lives. It has been and continues to be a rewarding experience."

— Jared, Design

Jared, Design

"Working for CPH, I get to serve those who serve the Lord, while working with God’s people in a Christ-centered environment. Plus, my job in software support allows me to help church workers with their church software needs on a daily basis."

— Rod, Concordia Technology Solutions

Rod, Concordia Technology Solutions

"I appreciate the flexibility I have in balancing work and home schedules. I’m also thankful to serve a company that nourishes my family with God’s Word in a multitude of ways."

— Lisa, Copyediting

Lisa, Copyediting

"CPH is a great place to work, and I love the family environment. Being from out of state, my co-workers are like my family away from home. Plus, CPH provides us with great benefits and incentives."

— Sarah, Book Production

Sarah, Book Production


At CPH, your skills and ideas have a direct impact on our corporate mission. Here, your work helps further the CPH mission to provide products and services that aid and strengthen the Church in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

Career Opportunities

Editor

Full-time

The editor is responsible for the development of curriculum materials used in congregational education programs, and for providing leadership in their articulation. This individual partners with other developers who are also charged with responsibilities for curriculum development. The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  1. Provide leadership for the development of overall plans for CPH curriculum resources, including comprehensive scope and sequence, course outlines, and specifications for individual courses.
  2. Work cooperatively with team members to ensure timely production of theologically sound and pedagogically excellent materials.
  3. Identify writers, and orient, counsel, and supervise development of manuscripts.
  4. Carry out periodic reevaluation and, when necessary, revision, and/or supplementing of extant materials.
  5. Perform substantive edit of manuscripts.
  6. Develop technology applications associated with curriculums to teach the faith and also to help those who use CPH curriculums.
  7. Prepare and present workshops to equip and encourage teachers and other congregational staff in their educational ministry.
  8. Develop and/or edit music engravings for curriculum resources, applying proper music theory and style utilizing Finale software.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Solid background in curriculum, educational trends, philosophical underpinnings, current research in education, curriculum technologies, and child development.
  • Knowledge of Christian education, especially as it pertains to the Christian Day School and/or Sunday School.
  • Effective writing and editing skills, particularly as it pertains to curriculum development, planning, and organizing.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in Lutheran education and demonstrated competencies in current technology as it pertains to curriculum (required).
  • Bachelor's degree in theology or education required, master's degree or its equivalent in theology or education is desired.
  • Active on the official roster of the LCMS.

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Manager, Ecommerce

Full-time

The Manager, Ecommerce, is responsible for managing products and growing sales via online marketplaces. This position will impact CPH's ecommerce growth strategically by generating creative, innovative growth opportunities, and tactically by optimizing ecommerce campaigns through the use of site tools, product merchandising, data analysis, and problem solving. This position is charged with delivering the best possible customer experience through analytic-driven product merchandising while delivering measurable results.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  1. Manages the daily operational responsibilities of Amazon, cph.org, and other ecommerce marketplaces including creation and optimization of products and inventory.
  2. Monitors, analyzes, and reports on ecommerce marketplace performance metrics, sales, and competition with recommendations for improvements.
  3. Reviews customer feedback and ecommerce marketplace health, updating processes as needed.
  4. Proactively identifies ecommerce challenges and resolves accordingly.
  5. Develops and executes initiatives to improve customer experience, search engine optimization, and sales revenue.
  6. Leads projects to improve functionality across ecommerce platforms.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, information technology, or a related field.
  • Five years of experience in ecommerce, marketing, or related field. Experience with data feeds, web analytics, and web development is preferred.
  • Immersive experience leveraging, planning, executing, and analyzing digital marketing channels, mediums, and opportunities is a must.

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Manager, Web Development

Full-time

The Manager, Web Development, is responsible for leading a team that performs planning, development, production, and maintenance support for all web-based CPH business systems.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  1. Work with vendors and others as needed to continually enhance the functionality, and maintain peak operability, of our corporate website.
  2. Participate in, and/or lead, project teams as requested, providing knowledge of various applications, and participating in the development of functional and detailed design specifications. Provide support for the development of project timelines and budgets.
  3. Analyze the needs of CPH and its customers, and determine how these needs can be met through innovative web-based software solutions.
  4. Maintain and manage web infrastructure essential to support critical ecommerce operations.
  5. Implement security procedures to manage information and data security.
  6. Lead, train, and develop staff for maximum effectiveness in support of corporate goals.
  7. Provide technical assistance for the users of CPH.org as such needs arise.
  8. Assist in evaluating the technology services offered by CPH technology partners.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or Computer Science required. (Master's degree in an applicable field preferred.)
  • Five years of experience.
  • Broad knowledge of managing ecommerce operations, including managing server environments, application (regular and mobile) development, and database operations.
  • Knowledge of web hosting, cloud environment, and IIS administration.
  • Knowledge of application-development life cycle, support, and maintenance.
  • Coding in .NET, AJAX, web services, jQuery, JavaScript, and SQL Server.
  • Thorough understanding of web operation and application/data security measures.
  • Hands-on experience in .NET and web technologies, including C#, ASP, .NET, jQuery, AJAX, web services, and mobile development platforms.
  • Experience with relational database design and normalization using SQL Server.
  • Knowledge of web-related data vulnerabilities and remediation methods.
  • Skill in managing multiple IT projects using Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid models.

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Outside Account Service Representative

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking an experienced Outside Account Service Representative. This position is responsible for servicing client relationships as well as expanding sales and seeking to increase the utilization of Concordia Publishing House's production service capacities in the areas of assembly, envelope, mailing, fulfillment, digital resources, and distribution services.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Service and retain existing clients as well as grow new business, in order to achieve monthly and annual sales goals.
  • Build and manage customer relations with key persons and entities, recommending methods or technologies that will provide cost effective solutions to their needs.
  • Manage client relations with other LCMS entities that utilize CPH order-taking fulfillment services including a) serving as primary contact, b) Resolving billing and item set-up questions, c) Ensuring proper reporting is made to the entities, and d) seeking ways to strengthen entity relationships with CPH.
  • Identify and secure new clients by making sales calls via telephone and in person.
  • Provide timely, formal quotes to clients while maintaining a competitive price structure and profitable sales margin.
  • Interface with in-house staff and follow established procedures to input specifications into STAR, in order to ensure a quality product or service is delivered as scheduled at the quoted price.
  • Achieve annual sales goal for new clients by:
    • Researching and developing prospect list and making outbound calls.
    • Identifying market potential by qualifying accounts.
    • Initiating sales process by scheduling appointments; making initial presentation; understanding account requirements; presenting quotations.
  • Maintain detailed job records including all quotes and services.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of postal expenses to assure proper billing.
  • Review final monthly account billing to ensure project margin goals are achieved and prepare final billing statement for customer invoicing.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent. (College degree, strongly preferred.)
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience in production coordination, direct mail, printing and/or communications, and one year of sales experience.

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Life at CPH

$13,010

donated in 2016 to various charities through Casual for a Cause

858

backpacks for kids stuffed and distributed at our annual Operation F.U.N. event (For a United Neighborhood)

200+

Gus’ Pretzels consumed during employee appreciation days in 2016

2,160+

shuffleboard points scored

550 lbs.

to lift, push, and pull in our on-site fitness center

Weekly chapel

on Wednesday mornings

55+ years

of being on mission through Concordia Gospel Outreach

Annual washers tournament

A chance for you to dethrone the ranking champs

 

Benefits & Perks

Keep your bank account healthy with competitive pay, 403(b), and employer match.
Stay healthy and happy with incredible health, dental, and vision benefits.
Enjoy work-life balance with flex-time and generous paid-time off.
Our on-site cafeteria offers breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks at great prices.
Stay fit with our on-site workout center and free fitness classes.
Step away from your desk and play a game of Ping-Pong, Foosball, or shuffleboard.
Casual for a Cause is our twist on casual Fridays. Wear jeans and give to a great cause.
Like baseball? Employees win tickets to Cardinals games all season long!
Going on a mission trip? Eligible employees get up to two weeks of paid time off.
Take time off to care for your new family with generous parental leave options.
Thinking of going back to school? Take advantage of tuition reimbursement options.
Whatever you do at CPH, your work directly supports our mission to share the Gospel.


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CPHers celebrate the Cardinals winning the 2011 World Series.

Internships

About Our Internship Program

The application deadline has passed for summer 2017 internships. Please check back in November for our 2018 internship opportunities.

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