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.

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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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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Associate Copy Editor

Full-Time

The Associate Copy Editor serves as quality control for products and promotional pieces published by CPH. This position will carefully edit and proofread developed manuscripts, implementing any needed changes.

Specific duties include:

  • 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.
  • Ensure that manuscripts adhere to Concordia's House style and general standards of professional publishing (based on The Chicago Manual of Style).
  • Check validity and copyright information of all quotes and references.
  • Discuss substantive changes with the project's developmental editor.
  • Write new copy as needed when requested by developmental editor.
  • Add all changes to the electronic files of the manuscript or mark corrections on hard copies, as needed.
  • Review final files or pages for 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.
  • Work within budget while staying on schedule and meeting deadlines.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, theology, or a related field
  • One or more years of experience in editing
  • LCMS theology, doctrine, and church structure (preferred)
  • English grammar and usage
  • Publishing terminology and practice
  • The Chicago Manual of Style (preferred)
  • Reference methods and materials (books, Internet, etc.)
  • Applying grammatical and style rules to existing writing
  • Writing and rewriting for clarity
  • Checking details
  • Proofreading and typography

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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Coordinating Editor

Full-Time

The Coordinating Editor oversees the copyediting and proofreading functions in the Editorial Division. This position serves as quality control for products published by CPH and is responsible for carefully editing developed manuscripts and implementing any necessary changes.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Carefully reads and corrects developed manuscripts for (a) House style; (b) standard rules of grammar and spelling; (c) clarity of thought and organization; (d) continuity among similar pieces; and (e) accuracy of facts and sources.
  • Ensures that manuscripts adhere to Concordia's House style and general standards of professional publishing (based on The Chicago Manual of Style).
  • Leads, trains, and develops staff (including freelance copy editors and the recruitment of them) for maximum effectiveness in support of the goals.
  • Coordinates projects ensuring workloads are balanced and deadlines will be met, shifting projects as needed.
  • Estimates copyediting and proofreading costs for projects.

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

  • LCMS doctrine and practice.
  • English grammar and usage, including a thorough familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Strong PC skills with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • How to access and utilize reference materials (books, Internet, etc.).
  • Publishing terminology and practice.
  • InCopy/InDesign software.
  • Planning, organizing, and systematizing staff workloads.
  • Delegating authority and responsibility.
  • Training staff and freelance copy editors and proofreaders regarding editorial processes.
  • Checking details.
  • Applying grammatical and style rules to existing writing.
  • Writing and rewriting for clarity.
  • Researching facts and data via reference books and Internet.
  • Communicate through the written word.
  • Work in a tactful and cooperative manner with other team members.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • B.S./B.A. degree in English, Journalism, or Theology is required; a Master's degree in English or Journalism is preferred. Must be able to demonstrate editing proficiency and knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Three years of experience in editing is required.

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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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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Senior HR Generalist

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking an Senior HR Generalist to work in the Human Resources Department. This position will play a key role in the success of the organization through their work in the areas of recruitment, onboarding, training, and recommendations of HR best practices. This position will process payroll on a bi-weekly basis and will assist with facilitating a positive relationship among all levels of employees within the organization.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Develop, maintain, and present training programs on topics for both management and non-management staff.
  • Proactively recruit new candidates as positions become available. This includes preparing job postings, reviewing resumes, interviewing candidates, checking references, and testing applicants.
  • Assist with the administration and maintenance of the HRIS system.
  • Process payroll on a bi-weekly basis, ensuring the accuracy of paychecks, the processing of taxes, and required reporting.
  • Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures.
  • Support the department in implementing programs to help improve the employee experience.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field.
  • Three years of experience in Human Resources with experience in recruitment and payroll.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail and skilled in analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees in a professional manner.
  • Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Working knowledge of best practices in HR and payroll processing.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

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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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

"Everyone at CPH is genuinely interested in helping you. I was able to explore and experience different areas and functions. CPH allowed me to pursue new things in a safe learning environment while pushing me professionally and faithfully."

— Bailey Becker, Marketing Copywriting

Bailey Becker, Marketing Copywriting

"I have been so blessed by this internship! Not only are the people wonderful to work with, but they also genuinely care about every individual and their success. I have learned so much, and I know I will use the skills I've learned in my future endeavors."

— Nora Rudzinski, Publicity

Nora Rudzinski, Publicity

"CPH blessed me with many lessons that will help me in all aspects of my life. This form of learning is not found inside a classroom, rather experienced in the workforce, and it was essential to my discovery of interests, apathies, and passions."

— Matthew Young, Marketing Content

Matthew Young, Marketing Content

"My internship at CPH has strengthened me as a writer, a future teacher, and most importantly, a Christian. It has been a blessing to learn from people who are at the top of their craft and driven by the mission of sharing the Gospel."

— Michelle Frerking, Curriculum Resources

Michelle Frerking, Curriculum Resources

"CPH gave me the opportunity to grow as a professional while serving the Church in meaningful ways. I know my internship will impact the rest of my career. I am grateful to serve an organization that means so much to me and the Church!"

— Grace Conrad, Curriculum

Grace Conrad, Curriculum
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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