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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Lead Developer II

Full-time

Developers in Emerging Products contribute to the creation and maintenance of web applications. Developers are responsible for the internal and external quality of our source code. They work well as a team and are dedicated to learning and improving their craft. Lead Developers hold responsibility for projects they maintain.

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 our projects.
  5. Learn new techniques or languages to grow as a developer.
  6. Determine when changes are ready to deploy and perform releases.
  7. Review coworkers' pull requests to oversee architecture decisions and to provide coaching.
  8. Participate in project planning.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or comparable experience.
  • Two years of experience programming in Ruby and have experience maintaining a Web application in Production.
  • Solid understanding of Web development (HTTP, DNS, Client-Server architecture, etc.)
  • Competency writing HTML and CSS.
  • Experienced with Ruby, Rails, Javascript, and Coffeescript.
  • Competency with Git, with Git-based workflows, and with deploying from version control.
  • Competency with the Linux command line.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases; read and write SQL queries.
  • Writing unit and integration tests and using test doubles.
  • Application of the principles of object-oriented programming.

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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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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.


St. Louis Cardinals Fans

CPHers celebrate the Cardinals winning the 2011 World Series.

Internships

"My internship gave me a taste of the extreme effort that goes into spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and provided me with the skills, knowledge, resources, and encouragement to best bring that Gospel to others, particularly though music."

— Marie, Music Intern

Marie, Music Intern

"This internship was truly a path for a future career. You become prepared to find your way in a business environment and you work toward accomplishing goals in a team setting. The experience I gained was invaluable."

— Peter, Information Technology Intern

Peter, Information Technology Intern

"CPH is much more than a publishing house. It is a place that pushes you to get outside your comfort zone, dig deeper into the Word, and challenges you in your everyday work."

— Allie, Marketing Intern

Allie, Marketing Intern

"Through this unforgettable and incredible internship, I definitely grew professionally through the work I did, but more importantly, I grew spiritually through the people I worked alongside."

— Rachel, Marketing, Worship Resources Intern

Rachel, Marketing, Worship Resources Intern

"The internship program at CPH went above and beyond the expectations that I had for it! The community that surrounds the interns looks to see that they succeed in all of their projects here."

— Mason, Editorial, Professional Books Intern

Mason, Editorial, Professional Books Intern

"My internship allowed me to grow as I worked with intelligent, creative people. My work was significant to myself and to the Church, and I now feel equipped for future endeavors in this field and beyond."

— Karle, Marketing, Curriculum Intern

Karle, Marketing, Curriculum Intern

"CPH gave me the opportunity and the experience to find a career that fits my interests in a wonderfully supportive, Christian environment."

— Charlea, Public Relations Intern

Charlea, Public Relations Intern

"CPH was a great place to develop the skills I needed for my career. I love the fact that I developed and expanded my knowledge of IT administration in a Christian environment."

— Grace, Information Technology Intern

Grace, Information Technology

"This was a wonderful learning experience. The CPH family gave me opportunities to serve God and others in a very meaningful way, and gain invaluable experience for my future as a Lutheran School Teacher."

— Zara, Editorial, Curriculum Intern

Zara, Editorial, Curriculum Intern

"At CPH, I was able to use my talents to create a product that will serve the Church and touch the lives of many for years to come. I feel honored to be a part of VBS 2018 Splash Canyon!"

— Anna, Editorial, VBS Intern

Anna, Editorial, VBS Intern

"Being in a Christian environment, meeting many God-fearing and serving people, and working with many bright and talented people helped me a lot to gain real-world experience."

— Meharu, Marketing Intern

Meharu, Marketing Intern
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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City Living
St. Louis
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  • A huge metropolitan area
  • Vibrant music scene
  • St. Louis Arch
  • Forest Park
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
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  • 30+ School Districts & 400+ private schools
  • 35+ colleges, universities, and seminaries
  • Free family activities like the St. Louis Zoo
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Sports Fans
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  • Delicious international cuisine

 

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