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

Associate Copy Editor

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking an Associate Copy Editor to serve as quality control for products and promotional pieces published by CPH. This position will carefully edit and proofread developed manuscripts, implementing any needed changes.

Specific duties include:

  • 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.
  • Ensure that manuscripts adhere to Concordia's House style and general standards of professional publishing (based on The Chicago Manual of Style).
  • Check validity and copyright information of all quotes and references.
  • Discuss substantive changes with the project's developmental editor.
  • Write new copy as needed when requested by developmental editor.
  • Add all changes to the electronic files of the manuscript or mark corrections on hard copies, as needed.
  • Review final files or pages for 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.
  • Work within budget while staying on schedule and meeting deadlines.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, theology, or a related field
  • One or more years of experience in editing
  • LCMS theology, doctrine, and church structure (preferred)
  • English grammar and usage
  • Publishing terminology and practice
  • The Chicago Manual of Style (preferred)
  • Reference methods and materials (books, Internet, etc.)
  • Applying grammatical and style rules to existing writing
  • Writing and rewriting for clarity
  • Checking details
  • Proofreading and typography

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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.NET Associate Programmer/Analyst

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a .NET Associate Programmer/Analyst in our Business Systems group to assist with the development, production and maintenance support for all mission-critical Business Systems.

Specific duties include:

  • Work with vendors and others as needed to maintain peak operability of the CPH Business Systems, including, but not limited to, the following tasks:
    • Implementing changes to keep pace with technology trends and to avoid obsolescence
    • Investigating and resolving bugs and other software errors
    • Maintaining adequate backups and archives of software media
    • Installing software upgrades and enhancements as necessary
  • Work with vendors and others as needed to improve and enhance the functionality, including, but not limited to, the following tasks:
    • Identifying ways to improve the systems to benefit CPH users
    • Adding new features/enhancements (both analysis/design and programming)
  • Lead project teams as requested, providing knowledge of various applications, and leading the development of functional and detail design specifications. Work with the team to provide support for the development of project timelines and budgets.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of experience in a comparable position. Broad knowledge of microcomputers, LAN's, Internet and office productivity tools.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical people.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Must be conversant with database applications.
  • Demonstrated skill in the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • .Net programming utilizing an object-oriented approach
  • VB.NET and C# coding experience
  • ASP and ASP.NET coding experience
  • SQL (Structured Query Language), both MS Access and SQL Server versions
  • Relational database design and normalization using MS Access or SQL Server
  • Crystal Reports Developer Edition, and how to incorporate it into Windows applications

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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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 Campaign Specialist

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Marketing Campaign Specialist. This position is responsible for assisting with planning and executing marketing campaigns focused on connecting customers to CPH products and services, increasing product discoverability, and maximizing ROI, aligning tactics with the mission of CPH while meeting business plan objectives and maintaining financial sustainability.

  • Assist with the development and execution of the annual business plan to achieve results daily including sales, budgets, and missional impact.
  • Assist with the creation and execution of marketing campaigns across multiple channels, identifying key tactics and strategies for each product.
  • Review advertising and promotion budgets, using data to make recommendations for spending with optimized ROI.
  • Coordinate paid digital advertising campaigns (keyword, display, video, and social media), analyzing and optimizing efforts.

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

  • Campaign planning, budget management, and business planning.
  • Skilled in business writing, Google Ads, and paid social media advertising.
  • Skilled in search engine optimization.
  • Strong knowledge of CPH's products, their features, and benefits.
  • Working knowledge of the LCMS.
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or a related field.
  • Two years of related marketing experience with campaign planning and execution experience.

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 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 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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MS Dynamics NAV Programmer/Analyst

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a MS Dynamics NAV Programmer/Analyst. The MS Dynamics NAV Programmer/Analyst position will become part of our experienced team of programmers responsible for implementing the Microsoft Dynamics NAV and knkPublishing Systems, the newest components of our mission-critical business systems environment. In addition, this team is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of other key systems, which include financial and business management, production management, subscription management, and warehousing/distribution.

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

  • Maintaining peak operability of the CPH Business Systems by:
    • Implementing changes to keep pace with new technologies
    • Testing and installing software upgrades and enhancements
    • Investigating and resolving bugs and other software errors
  • Improving and enhancing the functionality of CPH Business Systems by:
    • Identifying ways to improve the systems to benefit users
    • Adding new features/enhancements through both analysis/design and development
  • Leading project teams, providing knowledge of various applications, and leading the development of functional and detail design specifications. Work with the team to provide support for the development of project timelines and budgets.

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

  • Prior experience with the operation and database structure of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV System, as well as familiarity with C/AL and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment.
  • Prior experience with RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV is preferred.
  • Prior experience with Microsoft SSRS, .Net programming utilizing an object oriented approach, C#, SQL development (Microsoft SQL Server versions), SSIS, relational database design and normalization using Microsoft SQL Server, and crystal reports developer edition, and how to incorporate it into Windows applications.
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of experience in a similar position, with broad knowledge of microcomputers, LAN's, internet and office productivity tools.

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 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 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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Software Support Technician

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House is seeking an experienced Software Support Technician. This position is responsible for providing high-quality help desk support to all users of CPH computer products via inbound and outbound telephone calls, e-mail, and web chat.

Specific duties include:

  • Serve as primary contact person for inbound and outbound help desk support calls, e-mail, and web chat.
  • Provide customers with accurate and creative assistance for all CPH technology-driven products and services to include (but not limited to) PC-based software, web-based applications, and online resources.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of supported products, support policies, computer skills, computer applications and/or software, in order to provide technically accurate solutions for users.
  • Log all customers' support calls within ticketing system and complete assigned tasks.
  • Assist in creating new tickets for customer bugs and suggestions, responding as necessary to customer feedback.
  • Participate in software beta-testing.
  • Provide data conversions from third-party software.
  • Return messages and respond to customer issues.

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

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent. (College degree or professional certification related to Information Technology, preferred.)
  • Minimum of one year experience in Information Technology field.
  • Possess a minimum of one year experience in customer service.
  • Knowledge of web browsers and web-based application
  • Have prior experience with HTML, CSS, and SQL

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 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.


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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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