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

Leadership Positions

Vice President of Publishing

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO, seeks applications and nominations for Vice President of Publishing to provide theological leadership and oversight of its development of Gospel resources faithful to the Holy Scriptures, the Lutheran Confessions, and the doctrinal statements and resolutions of the Synod, while also supporting the mission of Concordia Publishing House. This position leads the editorial division and is responsible for ensuring that all materials produced by CPH of a religious or theological nature are approved through Synod's prescribed procedure for doctrinal review before publication. CPH provides resources for Christian education and worship, children and family resources, as well as general and specialty periodicals, including devotional materials and professional resources for teachers, pastors, and lay leaders.

The Essential Functions of the Vice President of Publishing are to:

  • Provide theological leadership and doctrinal oversight of all CPH products and publications.
  • Lead, train, and develop staff for maximum effectiveness in support of the division and department goals.
  • Develop the division's operations plan and budget based on CPH's strategic objectives.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of each department within the division to ensure all Key Performance Indicator (KPI) goals are being met.
  • Assist the President & CEO with consultations and correspondence; attend conferences and conventions; lead workshops.
  • Collaborate with marketing/promotion/sales personnel on publication plans.
  • Coordinate CPH publications with Synodical programs through consultations with program unit leaders.
  • Report to the Board of Directors on matters of theological leadership and oversight.
  • Report to the President & CEO on matters of day-to-day operations and administration.

Applicants or nominees must:

  • Be an ordained minister on the roster of the LCMS.
  • Have 10 years of professional ministry experience in the LCMS.
  • Completely, wholeheartedly, and without reservation be committed to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions and the doctrinal positions of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
  • Be a theologian able to discern and stand for scriptural and confessional fidelity in difficult situations.
  • Be adept at managing professional and creative staff.
  • Have superior communication and editing skills.
  • Have a basic understanding of business principles and procedures.
  • Be able to provide leadership for and collaborate with members of a team during the project development process.
  • Have proficient computer skills.

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The deadline for submitting nominations is March 18, 2022. The deadline to apply for this position is April 1, 2022.

Other Opportunities

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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Maintenance Technician

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is a seeking Maintenance Technician who will be responsible for maintenance repair and preventative maintenance on various systems and equipment throughout the building. The Maintenance Technician will work closely with other members of the Facilities Department to accomplish immediate and ongoing maintenance and construction needs on company property. This position is responsible for identifying new ways for improving timeliness, cost savings, and streamlining procedures, and is on call 24/7.

Specific duties include:

  • Perform necessary repairs and diagnose problems with equipment such as: staged boilers, chillers, domestic hot water boilers, building plumbing system, air compressors, and conveyors.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and maintain a schedule.
  • Inspect and repair cooling tower related piping and valves in air conditioning system.
  • Install and maintain lawn sprinkler systems, as well as the building fire sprinklers and know location of risers and what areas they protect. Monitor and replace air filters. Clean coils, check belts, and lubricate bearings.
  • Notify management concerning needed repairs to the building and equipment.
  • Install compressed air supply and vacuum supply piping, as necessary.
  • Install water supply lines and tend to clogged drains.
  • Perform repairs on plumbing and mechanical systems. Contact vendors as necessary.
  • Maintain restroom plumbing, faucets, flush valves, water shut offs, and water piping throughout the building.
  • Utilize lockout/tagout procedure when working on equipment.
  • Monitor equipment controls for all automated equipment on Auto Matrix and VIPX systems and make necessary adjustments.
  • Work in a safe manner following all company safety procedures and using all PPE equipment required for the job being performed.

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

  • Two-year certificate from college or trade school along with a minimum of two years of related experience.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, an EPA Universal Technician certification, and a sprinkler license from the City of St. Louis, MO.
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics and estimate materials for a job.
  • Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and communicate ideas to others.
  • Knowledge of compressed air equipment and controls.
  • Experience with HVAC systems.
  • Must have general construction knowledge.
  • Ability to install piping.
  • Strong PC skills with knowledge of 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 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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Manager, Digital Products

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House is seeking a full-time Manager of Digital Products. This position is responsible for setting, prioritizing, evaluating, and leading the product development direction of digital products to ensure features and functionality exceed the expectations of customer and positively influences them with the mission of CPH while meeting business plan objectives and increasing financial sustainability.

Specific duties include:

  • Defines vision, direction, strategy, and priorities for CPH digital products.
  • Responsible for developing and executing the annual business plan including sales, costs, budgets, and missional impact.
  • Identifies and plans future digital product opportunities through analysis of target consumer research, market trends, and competition to strengthen the future mission and sustainability.
  • Leads the planning and iteration of the software development roadmaps and documents the required outcomes for each milestone.
  • Works with IT and outside vendors to execute the technical implementation of software integration. Resolves disputes and collaborates with internal partners to maintain processes and efficiencies.
  • Assists with maintenance of the Customer Relationship Manager software to capture customer data, gain insights on digital consumer behavior, and propose future digital product solutions.
  • Markets digital products by writing blog posts, hosting webinars, and any other tactics which require detailed understanding of product feature and customer use cases.
  • Evaluates and regularly reports on development updates.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, information technology, or related field.
  • Five years related software/business experience.
  • Advanced Abilities: Strategic Planning, Customer Research, Data Analysis, Product Development.
  • Core Abilities: Mobile Development Strategy, Microsoft Excel, Database/CRM Management.
  • Intermediate Abilities: Web Programming, Inbound Marketing, Public Speaking, Marketing Automation.
  • Strong knowledge and affinity with the LCMS.

CPH offers a generous benefit package that can be tailored to your specific needs and wellbeing.

  • 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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Marketing Manager

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Marketing Manger who will proactively plan and execute 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:

  • Develops detailed marketing plans and executes multi-channel marketing strategy.
  • Identifying core audiences and messaging for each stage in the customer journey.
  • Plans and executes awareness campaigns, including the CPH Blog. Optimizes regularly for organic growth and defines processes for leading customers down the sales funnel.
  • Plans and executes content marketing campaigns for lead generation. Monitors and adjust tactics regularly to optimize for growth.
  • Plans and executes conversion campaigns for frontlist and backlist titles, using sales history and goals to determine the appropriate product mix.
  • Works with the marketing team to develop assets for print promotion, including catalogs, mailers, and partner advertising.
  • Works with the marketing team to develop and execute tactics for major promotional sale campaigns, including the Warehouse and Thanksgiving Sales.
  • Regularly reports on effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Makes data-based recommendations regarding future direction and executes plans accordingly.
  • Assist with creation and implementation of annual business and marketing plans. Works to achieve results daily including sales, costs, budgets, and missional impact.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field.
  • Three to five years' experience in marketing or related field. LCMS background preferred.
  • Advanced abilities with inbound marketing, digital marketing, data analysis and reporting.
  • Core abilities with Search Engine Optimization, Microsoft Suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Hubspot Marketing Software, and Google Analytics.
  • Intermediate abilities in public speaking, promotional writing, customer service, and market research.
  • Strong knowledge of CPH products, their features, and benefits.
  • Strong knowledge of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

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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Material Coordinator

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Material Coordinator to work in their Distribution Center. This position is responsible for moving material between various areas within our warehouse and distribution center via material handling equipment, which includes electric fork trucks and transporters.

Specific duties include:

  • Move materials and inventory as guided by the computer system and the RF scanners.
  • Accurately count all material and inventory for receiving, put-away, pulling, and replenishment processes.
  • Responsible for cycle counting and recording of product and inventory.
  • Ensure the product and inventory locations are accurately recorded in the warehouse management system.
  • Keep the work areas and aisles neat and clean free of debris, pallets, products and inventory.
  • Work in a safe manner following all safety procedures.
  • Make local deliveries using the CPH van or 24' box truck as needed.

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

  • Ability to understand and follow instruction
  • Ability to work independently or in a group
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Strong PC skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment
  • Must have a current chauffer's license and the ability to drive a 24' box truck.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

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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Public Relations Specialist

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Public Relations Specialist. This position is responsible for executing, promoting, monitoring, and tracking public relations and publicity efforts.

Specific duties include:

  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with national, regional, and local media (religious and secular), and key entities within the LCMS and larger Christian market who reach consumers in our target niches: LCMS, trade, and retail.
  • Working closely with authors on all aspects of publicity including sending authors regular updates, briefings on trends, strategies, and promotional opportunities.
  • Creating and managing experiences within various communications channels including the CPH blog, email, social media, web, and others as opportunities warrant.
  • Coordinating and communicating details for corporate and/or author participation at regional, national, and local events. Ensuring the CPH brand is represented with excellence at all events.
  • Coordinating, securing, and communicating with influencers to secure product endorsements.
  • Supporting Concordia Gospel Outreach through communications with donors, donation recipients, and data entry.
  • Representing CPH, as needed, at conferences, conventions, and author events.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, business, or related field.
  • Two years of experience in public relations or a related field.
  • Significant knowledge of Christian products and the Christian church.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong photo, video, and audio creation and editing skills.
  • Organizational skills to plan work schedule and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Problem-solving and strategic-thinking abilities.
  • Adept with daily functions in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, InDesign, InCopy, and Photoshop.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with team members.

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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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

$8,875

donated in 2019 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 2019

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

"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

Objective

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

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Completion of Junior year of study at the time of the internship, but still having full-time undergraduate status.
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. 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 resume 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 internship if the student's university permits. Students should check with their university for information on receiving credit for their internship.

Internship Duration

Internships will begin on May 31, 2022 and conclude on July 29, 2022. An unpaid week of vacation directly before OR after the July 4 holiday is optional.

Compensation

Interns will be paid at a rate of $15.00 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

Candidates should complete an online application below and upload a curriculum vitae or resume as part of the application process. Additionally, applicants should submit one or more letters of recommendation from professors via email to cphresume@cph.org or mailed to:

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

All documents must be submitted and received by CPH no later than February 1, 2022.

Announcements

Selected students for the 2022 Summer Internship program will be notified no later than Friday, March 4, 2022.


Internship Opportunities

Copywriting Intern

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2022)

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking a Copywriting Intern in our Marketing Department. This intern will be responsible for writing promotional copy for marketing campaigns, including content blogs, emails, landing pages, product descriptions, and print ads, 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:

  • Write clear, concise, engaging, and accurate copy for optimal user experience and measurable results.
  • Work inter-departmentally with Marketing, Corporate Communications, Design, and Editorial to gather information, generate ideas, and gain consensus.
  • Write copy that is optimized for search engines.
  • Ensure consistency in terminology, voice, style, and messaging.

Qualifications:

  • Coursework or major in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with Adobe tools is highly desired, especially InDesign/InCopy.
  • Completion of Junior year of study at the time of the internship, but still having full-time undergraduate status.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Ability to incorporate outside opinions into copy, make revisions based on iterative feedback, and accept and provide constructive feedback.
  • Strong editing/proofreading skills, problem-solving, and strategic thinking.
  • Active membership in a LCMS congregation.
  • Active involvement in campus life.

Interns will be paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week.

To apply:

  • Submit an online application below and upload a curriculum vitae or resume as part of the online application process.
  • Submit one or more letters of recommendation from professors to CPH. Letters of reference should be sent to cphresume@cph.org.

Applications, resumes and letters of recommendation will be accepted until February 1, 2022.

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists to provide 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 and is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a friendly, team-oriented work environment. Our management culture 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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Editorial Intern (Curriculum Resources)

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2022)

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking a Curriculum Resources intern in our Editorial Department. The intern will assist editors with manuscript preparation, resource planning and development, research, and cataloging previous curriculum assets.

Specific duties include:

  • Write content for the development of new CPH curriculum.
  • Review and correct curriculum to ensure grammatical, doctrinal, and educational integrity.
  • Assist with developmental learning objectives for various ages.
  • Assist with organizing curriculum assets.
  • Other work to support the curriculum editorial team as time allows.

Qualifications:

  • Major in Education (Language Arts, Theology, or related field).
  • Pursuing a Lutheran Teacher Diploma or similar.
  • Strong writing skills with proficiency in Word and Adobe tools.
  • Completion of Junior year of study at the time of the internship, but still having full-time undergraduate status.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Active member in a LCMS congregation.
  • Active involvement in campus life.

Interns will be paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week.

To apply:

  • Submit an online application below and upload a curriculum vitae or resume as part of the online application process.
  • Submit one or more letters of recommendation from professors to CPH. Letters of reference should be sent to cphresume@cph.org.

Applications, resumes and letters of recommendation will be accepted until February 1, 2022.

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists to provide 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 and is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a friendly, team-oriented work environment. Our management culture 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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Editorial Intern (Manuscript Development)

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2022)

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking an intern in Manuscript Development who will research, compile, and create content for editorial projects, including Bibles, Bible studies, congregational resources, adult spirituality, and academic books.

Specific duties include:

  • 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:

  • Pre-seminary student majoring in theology
  • 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)
  • Ability to quickly learn HTML tools (desired)
  • Familiarity with Multi-Media tools, such as Photoshop and Illustrator (desired)
  • Familiarity with video editing software (desired)
  • Experience with InDesign/InCopy (desired)

Interns will be paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week.

To apply:

  • Submit an online application below and upload a curriculum vitae or resume as part of the online application process.
  • Submit one or more letters of recommendation from professors to CPH. Letters of reference should be sent to cphresume@cph.org.

Applications, resumes and letters of recommendation will be accepted until February 1, 2022.

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists to provide 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 and is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a friendly, team-oriented work environment. Our management culture 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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Marketing Content Intern

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2022)

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking a Marketing Content Intern in our Marketing Department. This 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:

  • Assists with planning marketing campaigns and tactics that connect current and potential customers with CPH's products and services
  • Plans and develops engaging content marketing assets that optimize user experience through measurable results
  • Works with Marketing, Design, and Editorial to gather information and generate ideas for marketing efforts.
  • Measures and analyzes the effectiveness of marketing initiatives to make recommendations for improvements
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously under strict deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • Coursework or major in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with Adobe tools is highly desired, especially InDesign/InCopy.
  • Experience with video or photo editing software is a plus.
  • Completion of Junior year of study at the time of the internship, but still having full-time undergraduate status.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Ability to incorporate outside opinions into copy, make revisions based on iterative feedback, and maintain a healthy sense of urgency.
  • Strong editing/proofreading skills, problem-solving, and strategic thinking.
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation.
  • Active involvement in campus life.

Interns will be paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week.

To apply:

  • Submit an online application below and upload a curriculum vitae or resume as part of the online application process.
  • Submit one or more letters of recommendation from professors to CPH. Letters of reference should be sent to cphresume@cph.org.

Applications, resumes and letters of recommendation will be accepted until February 1, 2022.

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists to provide 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 and is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a friendly, team-oriented work environment. Our management culture 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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Public Relations/Publicity Intern

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2022)

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking a Public Relations/Publicity intern in our Marketing Department for the summer of 2022. The intern will be responsible for creating compelling, customer-focused content for public relations 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 include:

  • Working collaboratively with Marketing, Design, Editorial, and Concordia Gospel Outreach to gather information and generate ideas
  • Develop compelling content for media releases, newsletters, blogs, and social media outreach to support authors, product, and corporate campaigns
  • Researching and creating target lists for influencer outreach
  • Identifying and pitching relevant media and influencer opportunities
  • Identify and deliver creative ways of sharing content across CPH social media channels
  • Assisting with the production and promotion of the CPH Podcast
  • Assisting with the logistics and execution of corporate and/or author events utilizing a high level of professionalism
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously under strict deadlines and meeting or exceeding internal productivity, editing, and scheduling timelines

Qualifications:

  • Coursework or major in marketing, communications, English, or journalism
  • Completion of junior year of study with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Photoshop
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills-- strives to achieve 100% ‘right the first time'
  • A self-starter with strong organizational skills to plan work schedule and manage multiple projects
  • A curious learner and strategic thinker
  • Ability to accept and provide constructive feedback, and the ability to incorporate outside opinions into assignments
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation
  • Active involvement in campus life

Interns will be paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week.

To apply:

  • Submit an online application below and upload a curriculum vitae or resume as part of the online application process.
  • Submit one or more letters of recommendation from professors to CPH. Letters of reference should be sent to cphresume@cph.org.

Applications, resumes and letters of recommendation will be accepted until February 1, 2022.

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists to provide 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 and is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a friendly, team-oriented work environment. Our management culture 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.

Apply Now

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