Careers & Internships

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

Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk

Full-Time

This position is responsible for maintaining accountability and accuracy of customer accounts. In addition, this position will process activity related to Accounts Receivable including check and credit card payments, and processing adjustments to customer accounts, Canadian exchange and miscellaneous credits.

Additional duties include generating accurate and timely disbursement transactions through matching and editing of purchase orders, invoices, and receivables as well as following corporate policy and internal controls for processing disbursements and maintaining the accounts payable filing system.

Specific duties include:

  • Process customer payments from Lockbox and payments received in-house.
  • Process Canadian checks and reconcile exchange discrepancies.
  • Reconcile account activity for various accounts receivable customers.
  • Reconcile daily credit card payments and refunds, ensuring the secure storage of all sensitive data.
  • Answer inbound 800 phone line and assist customers.
  • Enter and edit invoices for check generation.
  • Set-up computer check runs.
  • Maintain accounts payable files.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Detail oriented
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to analyze complex problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Associate degree in business or related field
  • Experience in an accounting environment and a working knowledge of a PC-based spreadsheet is desirable.
  • One or more years in both accounts receivable and payable experience.

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Assistant Manager, Marketing

Full-Time

This position proactively plans and executes high-quality, customer-centric campaigns that connect people with the mission of CPH to strengthen individuals and churches, meet business plan objectives, and achieve financial sustainability.

Specific duties include:

  • Assists with development of marketing plans and executes multi-channel marketing strategy for core audience segments.
  • Regularly reports on effectiveness of marketing campaigns and adjusts future plans as needed.
  • Assists with the creation and implementation of the annual business plans. Works to achieve results daily including sales, costs, budgets, and missional impact.
  • Plans and executes lead generation campaigns focused on institutional sales. Monitors and adjust tactics regularly to optimize for growth.
  • Works with the marketing team to plan and execute marketing efforts for Periodicals, Congregational Resources, and Church Supplies.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Experienced with inbound marketing, digital marketing, data analysis and reporting.
  • Proficient with Search Engine Optimization, Microsoft Suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Hubspot Marketing Software, and Google Analytics.
  • Must be skilled in public speaking, promotional writing, customer service, and market research.
  • Strong knowledge of CPH products, their features, and benefits.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field.
  • One to three years' experience in marketing or related field.

CPH offers a generous benefit package that can be tailored to your specific needs and well-being.

  • Health benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness and Tax-advantaged Savings and Spending Accounts.
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death, Survivor Death benefits, and Disability Income Protection
  • Generous Paid Time Off policy and Holiday Pay, as well as paid Parental Leave, Christian Mission Trips, and Jury Duty.
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings option with a company match contribution and company contributions to a Pension Plan.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for advanced degrees for yourself and for your children attending a LCMS elementary or high school.
  • Hybrid work environment.
  • A chance to work in a family-friendly environment.

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Developer

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House is seeking an experienced Developer to join the Emerging Products (EP) team. The EP team is responsible for the creation and maintenance of customer-facing applications. They are responsible for the internal and external quality of our source code. They work as a team and are dedicated to learning and improving their craft.

Specific duties include:

  • Develop new features guided by automated tests
  • Resolve alerts in the target time
  • Refactor source code to clarify its intent
  • Contribute to the design (visual and architectural) of our projects
  • Learn new techniques or languages to grow as a developer

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science with one year of experience in programming.
  • A basic understanding of web development (HTTP, DNS, Client—Server architecture, etc.)
  • Competent with Ruby on Rails, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience with modern (ES6+) JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks (Ember.js preferred)
  • Experience working with applications targeting mobile platforms; working knowledge of Swift and/or Kotlin a plus
  • Competent with Git, with Git-based workflows, and with deploying from version control
  • Competent with the Unix command line
  • A working knowledge of relational databases; can read and write SQL queries
  • Can write automated tests and apply the principles of object-oriented programming

CPH offers a generous benefit package that can be tailored to your specific needs and well-being.

  • Health benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness and Tax-advantaged Savings and Spending Accounts.
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death, Survivor Death benefits, and Disability Income Protection
  • Generous Paid Time Off policy and Holiday Pay, as well as paid Parental Leave, Christian Mission Trips, and Jury Duty.
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings option with a company match contribution and company contributions to a Pension Plan.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for advanced degrees for yourself and for your children attending a LCMS elementary or high school.
  • Hybrid work environment.
  • A chance to work in a family-friendly environment.

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Marketing Content Specialist

Full-Time

This position works directly with clients to create compelling, customer-focused promotional and marketing content for digital and print platforms, content that weaves an understanding of the needs of the church with consumer demands and meets LCMS doctrinal standards and exceeds client expectations.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Creates compelling content in multiple mediums and forms, with clear and accurate messaging for digital and print platforms, maximizing effectiveness and complementing user experience to achieve desired results.
  • Improves existing content, updating for new channels, usability, performance, and search engine optimization.
  • Collaborates with internal and external partners efficiently and effectively to exceed client expectations by ensuring intentional consistency in terminology, voice, style, and messaging throughout all content.
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously under strict deadlines and meets or exceeds all internal productivity, editing, and scheduling timelines.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining consistent content for the CPH brand and its individual brands within.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Significant knowledge of Christian products and the LCMS church is required.
  • Excellent command of the English language and writing techniques to appeal to targeted audiences.
  • Organizational skills to plan work schedule and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to accept and provide constructive feedback.
  • Adept in daily use of office computing software—Adobe Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to learn and work in new and emerging environments—including Magento, Hubspot, knk Publishing—and new content specialties, including video, audio, and social media platforms.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications or related field.
  • 1 year of experience

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Order Picker/Packer

Part-Time

This job is responsible for accurately picking and packing product to fill orders in CPH's Distribution Center. The Order Picker/Packer is responsible for order accuracy and product quality, as well as packing the order for safe shipment and delivery of undamaged product to the customer.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable using technology
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to stand/walk for extended periods of time
  • Prior experience working in a warehouse environment or using material handling equipment is preferred.

The schedule can be flexible with hours available between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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Programmer/Analyst

Full-time

This position performs development, production and maintenance support for all mission-critical business systems, internally developed systems, and the automation and monitoring systems.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Assist in design and development efforts of new internal software applications, adaptations, and updates to existing software to meet business and technology needs.
  • Perform deployments as directed of internal and third-party applications and updates to maintain software concurrency.
  • Investigating and resolving bugs and other software errors.
  • Provide ideas and collaboration to development discussions to identify, collaborate, create, and document beneficial improvements to the various systems that are acceptable to customers and users, improve system performance, and maintain system integrity for future upgrades.
  • Provide end user support as needs arise.
  • Through personal research and formalized education / training, maintain knowledge of programming industry trends, techniques and technologies.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Conversant with database applications.
  • Development experience in Microsoft frameworks and languages (e.g. VB, C#, Entity Framework, .NET, NET Core)
  • Development experience with MVC web applications.
  • SQL (Structured Query Language), both MS Access and SQL Server versions
  • Relational database design and normalization using MS Access or SQL Server
  • Preferred: Working knowledge in Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and AL language extensions
  • Preferred: Knowledge in developing for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Three years of experience in a comparable position. Broad knowledge of microcomputers, LAN's, Internet and office productivity tools.Three years development experience using Microsoft development frameworks, tools. Relevant experience with SQL database systems. Thorough understanding of relational database design concepts. Preferred three or more years of experience with .NET Framework, .NET Core Framework, C# development, SQL (Structured Query Language), and RDLC.

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists for the purpose of providing Christian resources that meet the needs of its customers today and in the future. CPH has been certified as a Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award, and the National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package featuring medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care benefits; disability and survivor benefits; accidental death insurance; and a company provided retirement plan and an optional 403(b) retirement plan featuring a company match. Many other benefits are provided to CPH employees including free parking, business casual dress code, tuition reimbursement, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment with a management culture that solicits and recognizes employees for their ideas on opportunities to continually improve the company and our service to customers. We are looking for the best candidates to share in our vision.

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Receptionist

Part-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), an entity of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Part-time Receptionist to be a part of our Building Services team. This position is responsible for welcoming visitors and assisting callers as they interact with our business. This individual will provide excellent customer service, demonstrate tact, and adapt to changing business needs.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Welcoming on-site visitors, determining the nature of business, and announcing visitors to appropriate personnel.
  • Answering incoming telephone calls, determining the purpose of calls, forwarding calls to appropriate personnel, and taking/delivering messages when appropriate.
  • Answering questions about the organization and providing callers with address, directions, and other information.
  • Monitoring visitors' building access and issuing passes when required.
  • Performing other clerical duties as needed, such as sorting and opening mail.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to make favorable first impression by treating guests in a polite and effective manner
  • Clear, understandable speaking voice
  • General clerical ability, including the ability to type 40 words per minute
  • Must be PC literate and familiar with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists for the purpose of providing Christian resources that meet the needs of its customers today and in the future. CPH has been certified as a Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay as well as free parking, business casual dress code, an employee discount, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment. We are looking for the best candidates to share in our vision.

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Return Goods Coordinator/Order Processor

Full-Time

The Return Goods Coordinator/Order Processor works in the Distribution Center, and will be responsible for receiving, verifying, processing, routing, and warehousing all internal/external customer returns in a timely manner. This position also will assist with processing new customer orders by picking, packing, and other duties as assigned by the manager.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Insure the timely and efficient processing of customer return material authorizations (RMAs).
  • Maintain a competent level of proficiency with regard to return goods data system/programs.
  • Insure the timely and efficient movement of returning product back to inventory.
  • Coordinate and communicate with the trade sales/customer service departments regarding RMA issues.
  • Recover and recycle used packing supplies coming back from returned cartons.
  • Work in a safe manner following all company safety procedures.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Understand and follow instructions
  • Must be organized and have good attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently or in a group
  • Ability to count and read
  • Work according to production standards
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment
  • Knowledge of warehousing and inventory procedures
  • Strong PC skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a production environment preferred

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"As a church worker, I love being a part of an organization that has ministry at the heart of its mission. I feel blessed that my calling is to serve and support those who are actively sharing the Gospel in their own vocations throughout the world."

— Lisa Clark, Senior Editor, Curriculum

Lisa Clark, Senior Editor, Curriculum

"I’ve been with CPH for more than 20 years now. We are truly a family, sharing in one another’s joys and providing encouragement and help. Through every hill and valley, the one thing that remains the same is our care for one another and our commitment to sharing the Word of God."

— Laura Lane, Managing Editor

Laura Lane, Managing Editor

"CPH has given me so much more than just a place to work—it has become a place I look forward to going to every day. The people here quickly felt like family, and the new things we are working toward are inspirational."

— Erica Sontag, Senior PR Specialist

Erica Sontag, Senior PR Specialist

"It has been a privilege and a blessing working at Concordia Publishing House for the last 14 years. CPH is a great place to grow and develop both professionally and personally, while having a direct impact on churches and the communities they serve."

— Jeremy Roegner, Senior Manager, IT

Jeremy Roegner, Senior Manager, IT

"CPH has been my dream job for 32 years. I love reading the Scriptures as I help shape publications that proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. I work with talented colleagues in a supportive environment as we contribute to the church’s worldwide mission."

— Christopher Mitchell, Editor

Christopher Mitchell, Editor

"What a blessing it is to be a designer at CPH. To know that all of the creative work we put into books, websites, videos, and anything design works on will make a huge impact in sharing the Gospel across the world is truly humbling. Soli Deo Gloria!"

— Alex Ha, Director, Design

Alex Ha, Director, Design

"Six years ago, God called me to work at His publishing house, Concordia. He has gathered an amazing family of dedicated brothers and sisters all across this organization who genuinely care about each other, and who share their amazing talents to provide resources for His Church to make disciples of all nations."

— Wayne Palmer, Acting Senior Manager, Editorial

Wayne Palmer, Acting Senior Manager, Editorial

Life at CPH

$8,100

donated in 2021 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 2021

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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Internships

"God has given me so much through my time here at CPH. From forming lasting relationships with the editorial staff and other interns, to working on various projects in truly meaningful ways, I have learned a lot about what it means to collaborate as a part of a Christ-centered industry that is focused on sharing the Gospel."

— Harrison Hulse, Editorial

Harrison Hulse

"I have learned so much about publishing and myself during this internship. The people here are amazing, the work is fulfilling, and the environment is uplifting. I’ve truly enjoyed my experiences as they prepared me for my future career and calling. I can honestly recommend CPH to anyone looking for an inspiring workplace."

— Becks Beasley, Marketing

Becks Beasley, Publicity

"The internship beautifully intertwined my passions for writing and serving the Church. I was thrilled to work alongside generous and knowledgeable people who infused the daily experience with joy. I was engaged in purposeful, Gospel-centered tasks that sharpened my abilities and illuminated future possibilities."

— Melody Lipke, Marketing

Melody Lipke, Marketing

"Doing an internship here was so much better than what I could have ever hoped for. The people here are amazing and so kind. Everyone here trusts each other, but, more importantly, they all trust God. You truly can't find a better work environment anywhere else!"

— Brinn Miller, Curriculum

Brinn Miller, Curriculum

"It was a joy to get to spend my summer with a team of people who were all working toward the same goal of spreading the Gospel message to all people. Getting to work with authors, promote CPH materials on social media, and write Sunday School lesson plans were all highlights of my time at CPH. All glory to God!"

— Hannah Eatherton, Public Relations

Hannah Eatherton, Public Relations

"I am so thankful to CPH for providing me with an invaluable learning experience during my time here as a Social Media Content Creator. It has been a pleasure to work with the staff, as well as having the amazing opportunity to meet so many great new people. I have gained so much practical knowledge about the corporate film industry as well as life skills that I will take with me!"

— Triston Scales, Concordia Technology Solutions

Triston Scales, Concordia Technology Solutions
Summer Internship Program 2022

Applications for our 2022 summer internships have closed. Information for our summer 2023 internship program will be posted in October 2022, with applications due by February 1, 2023.

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