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



The buyer is responsible for purchasing all products and services related to assigned product lines in accordance with CPH purchasing standards and procedures, demonstrating the highest standards of business ethics as detailed in CPH purchasing standards and procedures.

The buyer initiates problem-solving efforts and contributes solutions related to the everyday activities of purchasing. Responsibilities include—but are not limited to—requisitions, signing authority, digital files, proofs, revisions, product quality, printing and binding techniques, scheduling and delivery of products or services, press impositions, and press approvals as required. Job duties will be completed in a timely manner, meeting all established deadlines.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Evaluate vendors and source new suppliers to develop and maintain an acceptable supplier base. Utilize CPH's target pricing policy and CPH's Vendor Certification Program in the analysis.
  • Develop and maintain professional partnerships with internal customers in order to maintain clear and open communication on issues such as product need and cost.
  • Issue Request for Bid (RFB) in a timely manner.
  • Send RFBs to vendors, utilizing target pricing procedures, competitive bidding, vendor certification results, and quality program results. Utilize all negotiation efforts to obtain maximum value of every dollar spent for CPH. Document achieved cost savings in weekly reports.
  • Analyze cost and bid information from Requests for Bid or other sources.
  • Utilize vendor certification and quality program data in analysis.
  • Present detailed findings, including detailed, complete delivered cost and material/product information to internal customers in a timely and professional manner.
  • Advise internal customers on selection, pricing, and vendor conditions/specifications.
  • Upon approved requisition, prepare purchase orders.
  • Monitor vendor production/assembly to ensure products are delivered on schedule.
  • Ensure proper and timely disposition and credit of defective materials in accordance with quality program.
  • Address receiving issues and accounts-payable authorizations in a timely manner.
  • Stay abreast of changes in the industry through such things as communication with vendors, review of professional publications, and Internet research. Make recommendations for cost-cutting and/or production-lead-time improvements based on acquired information.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • BS/BA degree in a business-related field
  • 1–3 years of experience in purchasing and/or print production
  • Experience in standard purchasing, inventory-control procedures, and print production (strongly preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within time constraints
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and work with a sense of urgency

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Copy Editor


The Copy Editor serves as quality control for products and promotional pieces published by CPH, carefully editing and proofreading developed manuscripts, and implementing any necessary changes.


  1. Adaptability and Flexibility—Adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  2. Attention to Detail—Diligently attend to details and pursue quality in accomplishing tasks.
  3. Results Focused and Initiative Motivated—Focus on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them while getting the job done.
  4. Planning and Organizational Skills—Coordinate ideas and resources to achieve goals.
  5. Decision Making and Judgment—Make timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks of each project.
  6. Team Player—Promote cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  7. Copyediting—Display an ongoing commitment to the quality of manuscripts, ensuring style guidelines are applied.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  1. Carefully read and correct developed manuscripts for (a) House style; (b) standard rules of grammar and spelling; (c) clarity of thought and organization; (d) continuity among similar pieces; (e) accuracy of facts and sources; and (f) art directions and art placement.
  2. Ensure that manuscripts adhere to Concordia's House style and general standards of professional publishing (based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition).
  3. Check validity and copyright information of all quotes and references.
  4. Discuss substantive changes with the project's developmental editor.
  5. Write new copy as needed when requested by developmental editor.
  6. Add all changes to the electronic files of the manuscript or mark corrections on hard copies, as needed.
  7. Review final files or pages for all manner of typographical and layout issues (e.g., typeface issues, word/line breaks, running heads, folios, and other traditional proofreading tasks). Also, ensure all queries are addressed.
  8. Work within budget while staying on schedule and meeting deadlines. Report budget and deadline concerns to supervisor.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, theology, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 1+ year experience in editing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) as well as Adobe InCopy or InDesign
  • Working knowledge of English grammar and usage
  • Knowledge about The Chicago Manual of Style (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the Christian church; knowledge of the LCMS (preferred)

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Data Analyst


This highly productive professional utilizes statistical techniques and tools to analyze large data pools. The data analyst leverages findings to understand customer behavior, profitability, sales opportunities, cost reduction, and ROI by creating and sharing models to understand related trends and recommend strategies across functions.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  1. Collect, process, and clean data to prepare it for analysis from a variety of sources both internal and external.
  2. Carry out detailed analysis of high volumes of complex data.
  3. Develop reporting mechanisms and robust metrics for dashboards and reports.
  4. Explore data to identify internal opportunities for improved business results, process optimization, and increased profitability.
  5. Maintain and improve data quality across systems using current technology to diagnose roadblocks and enhance and improve processes.
  6. Work across functions to successfully understand business needs and carry out appropriate analysis using both quantitative and qualitative data sources to successfully generate results.
  7. Develop and maintain statistical models and methodologies to predict, quantify, and/or forecast various patterns and gaps.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in analytics (business, math, economics, finance, statistics, or a related field)
  • A minimum of two years' experience in statistical modeling/data mining (decision tree, logistic regression, cluster analysis, etc.), including accessing and analyzing large volumes of data using SQL, SAS, or SPSS
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Omniture, Tag Manager, Microsoft Excel, and other online analytics software to uncover trends, analyze data, and build reporting mechanisms
  • Ability to work with InDesign/InCopy
  • Base knowledge of HTML and JavaScript
  • A solid understanding of high-level business questions, objectives, and needs
  • Ability to manipulate and interpret data from any source and provide inputs
  • A web technical (or support) background to help bridge the gap between marketing and IT
  • Proven experience impacting SEO tactics and positive results
  • Knowledge of databases
  • Knowledge of Python and/or R

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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.

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, Web Development


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 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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Life at CPH


donated in 2015 to various charities through Casual for a Cause


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


Gus’ Pretzels consumed during employee appreciation days in 2015


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.

St. Louis Cardinals Fans

CPHers celebrate the Cardinals winning the 2011 World Series.


"At CPH, people care. Employees build one another up and know how to have fun–even with interns! Bosses want you to thrive and nurture your development. I learned so much more than I anticipated."

— Jonah, Corporate Communications Intern

Hannah, Corporate Communications Intern

"I am so thankful for the opportunity to be an intern at CPH! Not only did I learn and cultivate an appreciation for publishing, but I also developed a deeper understanding of the Christ-centered work done at CPH and the dedication of its employees."

— Caitlin, VBS Intern

Caitlin, VBS Intern

"My supervisors actively sought projects for me to work on that fit my talents and interests. I love coming to work every day knowing I can make a small impact doing what I love."

— Nathaniel, Book Production Intern

Nathaniel, Book Production Intern

"CPH has provided me with a unique experience where I was able to refine my tools as an editor and gain valuable business experience, all in a great, faith-based environment!"

— David, Curriculum Resources Intern

David, Curriculum Resources Intern
About Our Internship Program

The application deadline has passed for summer 2016 internships. Please check back in November for our 2017 internship opportunities.

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