Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House
 

Careers & Internships

"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, Curriculum

Lisa, Copyediting


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

Copywriter

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Copywriter in our Marketing/eCommerce department. This experienced, highly productive individual will work directly with clients to create compelling, customer-focused content for print and digital assets. The digital copywriter must understand the needs of the church and create content that meets doctrinal standards while exceeding clients' expectations.

Specific duties include:

  • Create clear and accurate copy for print and digital, maximizing effectiveness and complementing user experience to achieve desired results
  • Improves existing content, updating for new channels, usability, performance, and search engine optimization
  • Collaborates with internal partners efficiently and effectively to exceed client expectations by ensuring consistency in terminology, voice, style, and messaging throughout all communications
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously under strict deadlines and meets or exceeds all internal productivity, editing, and scheduling timelines
  • Assists in developing and maintaining consistent content for the CPH brand and its individual brands within.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, Communications, or related field.
  • 1+ years of professional experience in planning, writing, and editing copy across a variety of print and/or digital mediums to appeal to target audiences.
  • Strong understanding of, and affinity for, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).
  • Ability to learn and work in new and emerging environments—Wordpress, Hubspot, and knk Publishing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to graciously accept and provide constructive feedback.
  • Excellent organizational skills to plan work schedule and manage multiple projects 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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Marketing Manager - Entry-level

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking an entry-level Marketing Manager to join our team of highly talented individuals. This position will have responsibility for tactically developing, planning, and executing creative, comprehensive marketing campaigns focused on increasing product discoverability, connecting customers to products and services, and positively influencing customers with the mission of CPH while meeting business plan objectives and maintaining financial sustainability.

Specific duties include:

  • Develops, creates, and executes annual business plan to achieve results including sales, costs, inventory, budgets, and missional impact.
  • Creates and executes marketing campaigns across multiple channels, identifying and targeting core audiences for each stage in the customer journey.
  • Assists in planning future product opportunities and updates through analysis of target consumer research, market trends, and competition to strengthen the mission and sustainability.
  • Plans, measures, and creates new opportunities for products to be discovered and used through comprehensive campaigns built on new and existing channels and mediums.
  • Reviews and responds to feedback in a timely and professional manner, building and nurturing relationships with current and prospective customers.
  • Leads collaboratively to create impactful, result-driven marketing campaigns.
  • Cultivates, nurtures, and maintains relationships with internal and external partners.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business or a related field.
  • Two to five years of related marketing or business experience, especially digital marketing.
  • A knowledge and affinity with the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod (LCMS) is strongly preferred, including knowledge of CPH products, their features and benefits.
  • Experience in the following is highly desired: promotional writing, Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Outlook), paid searches, Search Engine Optimization, inbound marketing, public speaking, social media, video concepting, ecommerce, and managing budgets.

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 comprehensive benefits package featuring medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care benefits; disability and survivor benefits; accidental death insurance; and a company provided pension plan and an optional 403(b) retirement plan featuring a company match. Many other benefits are provided to CPH employees including paid time off for a Christian Mission Trip, paid time off for parental leave, tuition reimbursement, 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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Material Handler/Returned Goods Coordinator

Full-time

This position is responsible for receiving and replenishing material, as well as for receiving, verifying, and warehousing returned goods in a timely manner. Specific duties include processing returned goods and new receipts in a timely manner, returning stock to the appropriate bin location, assisting with picking/packing product and moving inventory as needed, ensuring all product and inventory locations are accurately recorded in the warehouse management system.

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

  • Three years of experience in a high-volume fulfillment center.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must have strong computer skills.
  • Must have experience operating material handling equipment.
  • CDL-B license is desired.

The schedule can be flexible with hours available between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Part-Time Order Picker/Packer

Part-time

The Order Picker/Packer 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:

  1. strong attention to detail
  2. comfortable using technology
  3. able to lift up to 50 lbs
  4. able to stand/walk for extended periods of time
  5. 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 through Friday.

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 comprehensive benefits package featuring medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care benefits; disability and survivor benefits; accidental death insurance; and a company provided pension plan and an optional 403(b) retirement plan featuring a company match. Many other benefits are provided to CPH employees including paid time off for a Christian Mission Trip, paid time off for parental leave, tuition reimbursement, 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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Life at CPH

$8,875

donated in 2018 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 2018

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

"Working with such creative and faithful people gave me a deeper understanding of the joy found in ministry. I am confident that my spiritual growth and the connections I made prepared me for a strong future in serving the Church."

— April, Curriculum Resources Intern

April, Curriculum Resources Intern

"The atmosphere at CPH was really open and friendly. People at CPH genuinely care about you and want to make sure you learn the skills you need to succeed in your future career. I learned many valuable skills that I will take with me."

— Audrey, Church Supplies Intern

Audrey, Church Supplies Intern

"CPH's internship provided an insight to how hard people work to equip the Church with quality products and materials. God blessed me this summer by allowing me to interact with those people and products."

— Jacob, Book Production Intern

Jacob, Book Production Intern

"I've always loved CPH VBS, but being the VBS intern made me love it even more and in a new way. It was so rewarding to help create for the future and know that God will work through what we did!"

— Jayme, VBS Intern

Rachel, Marketing, Worship Resources Intern

"Growing up in the Lutheran school system I have always wanted to serve the church, and in CPH I found a place where I can do that while still utilizing the talents God gave me."

— Katie, Marketing Intern

Katie, Marketing Intern

"As an intern at CPH, I was stretched to learn new skills, to serve the Church, and to grow in my faith. Each project equipped me to be successful in my career and continually be grounded in faith."

— Adele, Marketing Intern

Adele, Marketing Intern

"I learned so much about handling tough situations, the effort behind a 'simple' social media post, and finding my writing voice. This experience enriched the information I learned in school and gave me new perspectives to consider."

— Emily, Public Relations/Publicity Intern

Emily, Public Relations/Publicity Intern
About Our Internship Program

The application deadline has passed for summer 2019 internships. Please check back in November for our 2020 internship opportunities.

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Phone: (314) 268-1000   |   Toll-Free: (800) 325-3040   |   3558 South Jefferson Avenue; St. Louis, MO 63118-3968   |   Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST

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Phone: (314) 268-1000   |   Toll-Free: (800) 325-3040   |   3558 South Jefferson Avenue; St. Louis, MO 63118-3968   |   Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST

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