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

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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Machine Operator/Order Processor

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Machine Operator/Order Processor. This position is responsible for operating imprint, mail plant or other machinery as needed to complete orders. As demand dictates, this position will also be called upon to pick or pack orders, and move inventory in the warehouse, distribution center and receiving. Inventory movement is done via use of material handling equipment, either an electric fork truck or transporter. The processing of orders and movement of inventory is directed with the aid of an RF Scanner for input and output of data into the computer system.

Specific duties include:

  • Effectively set-up and operate processing equipment.
  • Complete both machine & non-machine projects.
  • Work with purpose and in a manner consistent with achieving project goals.
  • Follow written or verbal instructions for each project by providing and assuring accuracy and quality in the end product.
  • Pick and pack orders.
  • Move materials and inventory as guided by the computer system and scanners.
  • Work in a safe manner following all safety procedures.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of experience in a warehouse/distribution center environment.
  • Possess basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to work independently or in a group.
  • Must have strong attention to detail.
  • Strong PC skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to operate production machinery and material handling equipment.
  • Must have a current chauffer's license and ability to drive 24' box truck.

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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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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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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Social Media Content Creator (Summer 2022)

Full-Time, Seasonal

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Social Media Content Creator who will assist our team with strengthening our technology division's brand, coordinate value-focused content creation for our customers, and produce social media video creative positioned to drive traffic and sales for our software products.

Specific duties include:

  • Video editing large, impactful pieces of content into microcontent for YouTube Shorts, YouTube, Facebook Reels, Facebook Watch, Facebook Stories, TikTok, and LinkedIn.
  • Assisting CTS team in production, storyboarding, scripting, capturing, and editing of video content positioned to nurture customers along the buyer's journey in order to increase conversion rates, revenue, and customer lifetime value (CLV).
  • Supporting social listening campaigns through discovering opportunities on social media and leveraging content to bring potential customers into our product ecosystems (social media pages, websites, interactions with sales team).
  • Aiding CTS marketing team with additional duties intended to grow CPH's relationship with current customers and create a strong, positive perspective of the CTS brand.

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

  • 1+ year experience in social media marketing, video production, content creation, or related fields. LCMS background preferred.
  • Familiarity with inbound marketing, digital marketing, content/social media data analysis, and community management.
  • Core abilities with videography, video editing in Adobe Premier, social media best practices (long-form and short-form content), and storytelling with digital content.
  • Intermediate abilities in social listening, social media copywriting, video podcasting, content planning, and batch shooting.
  • Moderate knowledge of CPH and CTS 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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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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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

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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