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 Copy Editor

Full-time

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

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, theology, or a related field.
  • One year of experience in editing.
  • Knowledge of LCMS theology, doctrine, and church structure is preferred.
  • Skilled in applying grammatical and style rules to existing writing as well as the ability to write and rewrite for clarity is a must.

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Manager, Network Operations

Full-time

The Manager of Network Operations is responsible for the secure and efficient operation of the network, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of all components comprising the network infrastructure. The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  1. Manage the specification, installation, administration, and security of all servers and network components.
  2. Manage network administration duties including network design, maintenance, and users. Perform network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose network problems.
  3. Monitoring and maintain the firewall, including the creation of security rules and standards.
  4. Maintain requirements for WAN & LAN and creating environments for the same.
  5. Install, upgrade, and configure network printing, directory structures, rights, security, and software on file servers via Active Directory.
  6. Serve as the focal point for PCI Compliance.
  7. Respond to helpdesk reported issues related to the network or user computing environment.
  8. Lead, train, and develop staff for maximum effectiveness.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Three years of solid experience in network administration and support. Prior experience with both Unix and Linux operating systems is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science. Certification as MCSC or CISSP is preferred.
  • Knowledge of advanced switching, firewall, routing, and wireless technologies.
  • Familiarity with virtualization technology including Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager and SANs
  • Knowledge of Windows Server and Desktop Operating Systems and Mac OS.
  • Knowledge of common security practices and implementation in PCI-DSS.
  • Ability to be on-call after normal business hours for emergency technical support and planned maintenance activities.

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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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Order Picker

Part-time

This position, as part of the Distribution Center team, strives to pick, pack, and ship every order accurately within 24 hours of receiving it. This position will be assisting with filling orders during peak periods where order volume is the highest. The hours of work are flexible between the times of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

  1. Utilize an RF scanner to pick orders.
  2. Pick product based on the information from the label & iPad and place it in the appropriate box for shipment.
  3. Stand and walk for extended periods of time on a concrete floor.
  4. Frequent bending, moving, walking, pushing, pulling, and twisting to pick product from bins and push carts to the next location for picking.
  5. Uphold, support, and maintain safety standards.
  6. Ensure work areas are clean, neat, and free of safety hazards.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Ability to lift 10 lbs with occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Prior experience in a distribution or warehouse environment is aplus.

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Public Relations Specialist

Full-time

The Public Relations Specialist is responsible for growing followers, expanding engagement and building loyalty, converting experiences into leads, customers, and advocates of Concordia Publishing House by leveraging best practices and social media trends, multi-media skills, creative thinking, analysis, and a strong understanding of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  1. Actively develop, execute, and provide reporting and analysis of relational content including blogs, social media, websites, emails, events, and podcasts.
  2. Broaden and deepen relationships with LCMS lay members, institutions, and church workers by ensuring campaigns are strategically aligned and executed with overall corporate relational direction and marketing strategies.
  3. Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks and targeted to specific personas.
  4. Actively listen and engage in relevant social discussion about our company, competitors, and/or industry, both from existing customers and leads and from brand new audiences.
  5. Assist with relationship engagement activities including research, planning, and execution of projects.
  6. Proactively test trends, data, and results of campaigns, sharing analysis and recommendations.
  7. Work to maintain a consistent brand voice and message across all programs.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or business related field.
  • Five years of experience in marketing or a business related field.
  • Strong creative skills and experience with reporting and data analysis.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft suite of products, Hubspot, Airtable, Asana, and Adobe.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, as well as experience handling marketing budgets and forecasting/reporting results.

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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.


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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 intent of this program is to provide practical experience in various aspects of publishing and general business as well as leadership development. The focus will be on the Concordia University system, however students from other colleges/universities who meet all requirements and are an active member of an LCMS congregation will be considered.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of junior year of study
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Active involvement in campus life
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation
Selection

Students must be nominated by a professor from their college/university. Students should submit their curriculum vitae or résumé and one or more letters of recommendation from a professor.

Credit

Students can earn three hours of credit (pass/fail) upon successful completion of the inter'ship, if the student's university permits. This will include a job evaluation by their CPH manager and a required paper reviewed by the CPH manager and the sponsoring professor.

Internship Duration

Internships will begin on May 29, 2018 and conclude on July 27, 2018. An unpaid week of vacation from July 2 through July 6 is optional.

Compensation

Interns will be paid at a rate of $12.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week. Interns are responsible for housing arrangements. Working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Training

Interns will receive the following training in a manner similar to a new CPH employee:

  • CPH history and place among LCMS entities.
  • CPH mission, vision, and horizons.
  • Introduction to CPH departments and functions.
  • Overview of CPH products and distribution channels.
Nominations

All nominations and required documents should be submitted via email (preferred) to cphresume@cph.org by February 5, 2018, or mailed to:

Concordia Publishing House
Attn: Human Resources
3558 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Announcements

Selected students for the 2017 summer internship program will be notified by March 2, 2018.

 

Editorial Intern (Curriculum Resources)

The intern will assist editors with manuscript preparation, resource planning and development, research, and initiate the process cataloging previous curriculum assets.

Specific Duties:

  • Review and correct manuscripts for My Devotions, and other products to ensure grammatical, doctrinal, and educational integrity.
  • Edit materials to make them compatible with the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible.
  • Assist with resource planning and development.
  • Identify elements of extant resources that might be repositioned for other use.
  • Establish a database and searchable list for curriculum assets.
  • Write for various content needs, including web content for educational resources.
  • Other work to support the curriculum editorial team as time allows.
Qualifications:
  • Coursework or major in Education, Journalism, or related field.
  • Proficient in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Completion of Junior year of study
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Active involvement in campus life
  • Active member in an LCMS congregation

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae or résumé and one or more letters of recommendation from professors by February 5, 2018.

Information should be submitted via email (preferred) to cphresume@cph.org or mailed to:
Concordia Publishing House
Attn: Human Resources
3558 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Editorial Intern (Manuscript Development)

The intern will research, compile, and create content for editorial projects, including Bibles, Bible studies, congregational resources, adult spirituality, and academic books.

Specific Duties:

  • Participate in content creation for books and Bible studies.
  • Research and typeset content.
  • Format and style manuscripts using MS Word according to guidelines and templates provided by editors.
  • Fact check material and copyedit.
  • Research and compile data in spreadsheets.
  • Collect and organize manuscripts.
Qualifications:
  • Experience with both Mac and PC computer systems (required)
  • Knowledge of MS Word templates and paragraph styles (required)
  • Knowledge of Lutheran doctrine and culture (required)
  • Experience studying Lutheran theology and creating doctrinal resources (required)
  • A basic understanding of HTML (desired)
  • Familiarity with multi-media tools, such as Photoshop and Illustrator (desired)
  • Familiarity with video editing software (desired)
  • Experience with InDesign/InCopy (desired)
  • Completion of senior year of study
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation
  • Active involvement in campus life

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae or résumé and one or more letters of recommendation from professors by February 5, 2018.

Information should be submitted via email (preferred) to cphresume@cph.org or mailed to:
Concordia Publishing House
Attn: Human Resources
3558 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Editorial Intern (VBS)

The intern will assist editors with manuscript preparation, resource planning and development, and gathering information for VBS resources.

Specific Duties:

  • Review and correct manuscripts to ensure grammatical, doctrinal, and educational integrity
  • Prepare information and applications for the CDs and DVDs for VBS for use by VBS leaders. This includes working with the editor and designer to create over 200 pieces for these materials
  • Provide support for video shoots for VBS occurring during the Internship. This may include the Promo Video, Skit Videos, and Song-Action Videos.
  • Edit materials as assigned
  • Assist with resource planning and development
Qualifications:
  • Coursework or major in education, journalism, or related field
  • Proficient in Word and PowerPoint
  • Completion of junior year of study
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation
  • Active involvement in campus life

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae or résumé and one or more letters of recommendation from professors by February 5, 2018.

Information should be submitted via email (preferred) to cphresume@cph.org or mailed to:
Concordia Publishing House
Attn: Human Resources
3558 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Marketing Content Intern

The intern will be responsible for creating compelling, customer-focused content for the web and email marketing campaigns, as well as other marketing assignments. The candidate should understand the needs of the church and be able to create content that meets LCMS doctrinal standards.

Specific duties include:

  • Develop clear, concise, and accurate web content for optimal user experience
  • Work inter-departmentally with Marketing, Corporate Communications, Design, and Editorial to gather information, generate ideas, and gain consensus
  • Ensure consistency in terminology, voice, style, and messaging
  • Generate engaging email content, subject lines, headlines, and body copy that provide measurable results
  • Prepare and improve web content that incorporates search engine optimized keywords without compromising content
  • Support video and photography production
  • Develop social media content, load and schedule posts
  • Prepare compelling web content that supports church promotional activities
  • Gauge market activity and customer engagement through competitor analysis
  • Assist customer engagement at corporate events with high level of professionalism
  • Research, gather, and match church-related information with existing account data
  • Research product effectiveness through customer surveys (calling and online)
  • Trend product performance through sales analytics
  • Strive to achieve 100% 'right the first time' work
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously under strict deadlines and meet or exceed internal productivity, editing, and scheduling timelines
  • Maintain a healthy sense of urgency while showing flexibility
Qualifications:
  • Coursework or major in Marketing, Communications, or Journalism
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Effective organizational skills to plan work schedule and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Problem solving and strategic thinking
  • Ability to accept and provide constructive feedback without showing frustration
  • Ability to incorporate outside opinions into copy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation
  • Active involvement in campus life
  • Completion of junior year of study
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae or résumé and one or more letters of recommendation from professors by February 5, 2018.

Information should be submitted via email (preferred) to cphresume@cph.org or mailed to:
Concordia Publishing House
Attn: Human Resources
3558 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Marketing Data Specialist Intern

The intern will be responsible for researching, compiling, and managing customer data for use in digital marketing campaigns, as well as other marketing assignments. The candidate should understand the needs of the church in order to properly segment customer data.

Specific Duties:

  • Research and compile church and church-worker information
  • Analyze and match gathered information with existing account data
  • Ensure data consistency in structure, style, and storage
  • Create and assign customer segment attributes
  • Evaluate and remove ineffective data from database
  • Gauge market activity and customer engagement through data analysis
  • Research product effectiveness through customer surveys (calling and online)
  • Trend product performance through sales analytics
  • Work inter-departmentally with Marketing, Corporate Communications, Customer Service, and IT to gather and store data
  • Strive to achieve 100% 'right the first time' work
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously under strict deadlines and meet or exceed internal productivity, editing, and scheduling timelines
  • Maintain a healthy sense of urgency while showing flexibility
Qualifications:
  • Coursework or major in Marketing, Communications, or Math
  • Strong data analysis and management skills
  • Effective organizational skills to plan work schedule and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Problem solving and strategic thinking
  • Ability to accept and provide constructive feedback without showing frustration
  • Ability to incorporate outside opinions into work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation
  • Active involvement in campus life
  • Completion of junior year of study
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae or résumé and one or more letters of recommendation from professors by February 5, 2018.

Information should be submitted via email (preferred) to cphresume@cph.org or mailed to:
Concordia Publishing House
Attn: Human Resources
3558 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Public Relations/Publicity Intern

The intern will be responsible for creating compelling, customer-focused content for the web and publicity campaigns, influencer research, as well as other assignments to support the promotion of CPH products and services. The candidate should understand the needs of the church and be able to create content that meets LCMS doctrinal standards.

Specific Duties:

  • Work inter-departmentally with Marketing, Design, Editorial, and Concordia Gospel Outreach to gather information, generate ideas, and gain consensus
  • Ensure consistency in terminology, voice, style, and messaging
  • Generate engaging email and publicity content, subject lines, headlines, body copy, and related social media copy that provide measurable results
  • Prepare compelling content to engage readers
  • Prepare and improve web content that incorporates search engine optimized keywords without compromising content
  • Research and create target lists for media influencer outreach
  • Conduct social media research and create engaging, appropriate social media content
  • Assist with corporate events logistics with high level of professionalism
  • Strive to achieve 100% 'right the first time' manuscripts
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously under strict deadlines and meet or exceed internal productivity, editing, and scheduling timelines
  • Maintain a healthy sense of urgency while showing flexibility

Qualifications:

  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Coursework or major in Marketing, Communications, English, or Journalism
  • Effective organizational skills to plan work schedule and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Problem solving and strategic thinking
  • Ability to accept and provide constructive feedback without showing frustration
  • Ability to incorporate outside opinions into copy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation
  • Active involvement in campus life
  • Completion of junior year of study
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae or résumé and one or more letters of recommendation from professors by February 5, 2018.

Information should be submitted via email (preferred) to cphresume@cph.org or mailed to:
Concordia Publishing House
Attn: Human Resources
3558 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

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