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

Associate Product Designer

Full-time

The associate product designer will craft interfaces for web and mobile applications. This individual is responsible for identifying user research needs, generating solutions that meet customer needs, and facilitating development with mock-ups, sketches, and user stories. The designer works closely with developers and product teams and possesses a commitment to learning and improving the craft.

Competencies:

  1. Creative and Innovative Thinking—Develop fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
  2. Analysis—Examine data, define needs, and recommend solutions.
  3. Attention to Detail—Diligently attend to details and pursue quality in accomplishing tasks.
  4. Listening—Understand and learn from what others say.
  5. Communication—Convey ideas and facts verbally and in writing, using language that listeners will best understand.

The essential functions of this position:

  1. Synthesize feedback, usage data (like logs), competitors' offerings, and user research into a specific picture of our customers' needs.
  2. Identify assumptions and gaps in our understanding of upcoming milestones, and work with developers, clients, and the UX team to find answers.
  3. Generate concepts for product interfaces that communicate and state options, manage complexity, and create enjoyable experiences.
  4. Translate concepts into wireframes, mock-ups, sketches, and user stories to communicate design ideas and requirements.
  5. Work with the software testers to verify the implementation of design ideas and requirements.
  6. Keep current with best practices in interaction design, web design, and user research.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in web design or human-computer interaction
  • Strong portfolio of work that demonstrates a keen awareness of customers' or clients' needs, attention to detail, and creativity
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to quickly sketch, wireframe, or prototype ideas
  • Appreciation for color, typography, and layout in web design, and the ability to use them effectively
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS and the ability to hand-code designs
  • Able to work effectively on a team and collaborate with engineers

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Collector

Full-time

The Collector works to reduce, recover, and manage past-due accounts, through active and aggressive collection efforts, while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards. This individual carries out these duties in a manner that will emphasize sales growth and support our corporate mission.

Competencies:

  1. Decision Making and Judgment—Make timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks.
  2. Negotiation—Persuade, influence, and explore options to reach outcomes that will gain acceptance of all parties and will also meet the objective.
  3. Communication—Convey ideas and facts verbally and in writing, using language that listeners will best understand.
  4. Customer Focus—Build and maintain customer satisfaction.
  5. Tact—Handle challenging or tense collection situations in a diplomatic way.
  6. Team Player—Promote cooperation and commitment within departments to achieve sales and collection goals.

The essential functions of this position:

  1. Process daily Order Hold Reports within designated time requirements.
  2. Maintain all customer contacts, collection efforts, and order hold information in Credit & Collections Comments.
  3. Evaluate all past-due accounts, make collection calls with proper action, and follow up.
  4. Answer inbound 800 phone lines.
  5. Respond to internal/external customer inquiries and complaints.
  6. Research and resolve payment or billing errors, miscellaneous account adjustments, and month-end write-offs.
  7. Process daily payments received through the postal service and credit card payments received by phone.
  8. Preceding each perpetual pull, identify, review, and initiate appropriate follow-up of all open accounts from the previous pull, including cancellation of orders and possible write-offs.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Working experience in credit and collection (desired)
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, phone, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

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Copy Editor

Full-time

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.

Competencies:

  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:

  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, vol. 16).
  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. 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.
  7. 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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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.

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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Editor, Bible Resources

Full-time

The Editor of Bible Resources provides editorial services for CPH Bibles, Bible studies, and Bible resources. In this position, the individual conceptualizes products, assists with development, oversees acquisitions, provides the substantive edit, and oversees the production of resources.

Competencies:

  1. Leadership—Promote the CPH organizational mission by developing goals and showing the way to achieve them.
  2. Planning and Organizing—Coordinate ideas and resources to achieve goals.
  3. Strategic Planning—Determine long-term direction of the department, team, projects, etc. and make recommendations based on CPH's strategic objectives.
  4. Writing—Convey ideas and facts in writing, using language the reader will best understand.
  5. Customer Focus—Build and maintain customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  1. Develop, edit, and oversee the production of all Bibles, Bible studies, and Bible resources.
  2. Seek out new manuscripts, recruit and guide authors in writing, assess new publications in the field and products from other publishers.
  3. Read and evaluate proposals in order to solicit in-house and outside reviews.
  4. Prepare and present product proposals for approval.
  5. Work with the CPH team to complete projects on schedule and within budget.
  6. Serve as a primary contact for authors during their manuscript revisions.
  7. Perform substantive edits of manuscripts, ensuring they adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style and, where applicable, to CPH house style.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) or equivalent from an LCMS seminary
  • Master of Sacred Theology (STM) or equivalent in Theology, Religious Studies, or a related field (preferred)
  • Active member on the Ministers of Religion—Ordained roster of the LCMS
  • Prior parish experience (preferred)
  • Skills in writing, editing, and the critical analysis of scholarship
  • Skills in planning, organizing, and completing developmental tasks
  • Ability to conceptualize, develop, and supervise editorial processes for manuscripts
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, authors, and customers
  • Skills in computer techniques, with a high level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe InCopy/InDesign workflow and software

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Product Designer

Full-time

The product designer is responsible for crafting interfaces for web and mobile applications. Specific duties include establishing conventions, facilitating new development with mockups and wireframes, and implementing their designs. This individual works closely with developers and product teams in a commitment to learn and improve the craft.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  1. Define and maintain standards for the design and interaction of products.
  2. Develop use cases by querying developers, designers, product owners, and customers to identify, clarify, and organize system requirements.
  3. Write functionality design specifications to meet customer needs, and integrate them into product design in order to optimize the user experience.
  4. Implement designs by hand-coding HTML and CSS.
  5. Present designs and articulate the approach to gather feedback from the product team.
  6. Translate concepts into wireframes, sketches, and mockups based on project specifications.
  7. Adhere to project specifications for budget, schedule, and priority.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • 3+ years of experience as a graphic/product designer or web developer
  • Ability to apply principles of interface design to communicate applications' state and options, manage complexity, focus features, and create enjoyable experiences.
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Competent in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (or comparable tools), tools for creating wireframes (e.g. Balsamiq, Axure), and Git (committing, branching, cloning, merging, rebasing)

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Lead Ruby Developer

Full-time

The Software Developer will contribute to the creation and maintenance of web applications, ensuring the internal and external quality of our source code.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

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

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Solid understanding of Web development (HTTP, DNS, Client–Server architecture, etc.)
  • Competent writing HTML and CSS
  • Competent in Ruby, Rails, Javascript, Coffeescript, the Linux command line, Git, Git-based workflows, and with deploying from version control
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and able to read and write SQL queries
  • Ability to write unit and integration tests, use test doubles, and apply the principles of object-oriented programming
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science
  • Two years of experience programming in ruby as well as experience maintaining a web application in production.

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Life at CPH

$12,670

donated in 2015 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 2015

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


"CPH had a welcoming environment from the minute I walked in the door, with co-workers who became good friends. The internship was both spiritually fulfilling and creatively interesting."

— Bethany, Multimedia Intern

Bethany, Multimedia Intern


"I gained valuable, hands-on experience while making a meaningful contribution to the company. I was made to feel like part of the team, and I knew that my work mattered."

— Megan, eCommerce Intern

Megan, eCommerce Intern

"It was the people at CPH and their focus on God's Word that made my time memorable. I've never experienced anything as energizing as collaborating with ministers and laypeople to create resources that bring Christ to the Church and world."

— Sean, Music/Worship Intern

Sean, Music/Worship Intern



"I couldn't have imagined a better internship. Every day was fun and exciting, giving me hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of what I study in school."

— Emily, Promotion/Publicity Intern

Emily, Promotion/Publicity Intern


"I enjoyed experiencing the various aspects of being an editor and contributing to materials that tell others about God. Working in a Christian environment and making new friends was wonderful!"

— Carolina, VBS Intern

Carolina, VBS Intern


"I was never 'just an intern' at CPH. I was assigned real projects from Day One. I thank God every day that I was able to work at such a fun, Christ-centered, and innovative company."

— Hannah, Concordia Technology Solutions Intern

Hannah, Concordia Technology Solutions Intern

"As a CPH intern, I knew my contributions to projects and decision-making were valuable. It’s a blessing to build professional workplace skills in an environment where your talents are utilized and God’s Word is at the center."

— Alicia, Digital Copywriter

Alicia, Digital Copywriter
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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