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

Manager, E-Commerce

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Manager, E-Commerce. This position is responsible for supporting marketing operations by strategically managing the digital tools and systems used for helping customers discover and connect with CPH products and services, and positively influencing customers with the mission of CPH while meeting business plan objectives and maintaining financial sustainability.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive e-commerce strategy to drive web sales utilizing best practices in online shopping, SEO, paid search, paid social media, remarketing, and marketing automation.
  • Analyzes online activity in relation to traffic acquisition, sales, conversions, a/b testing, and reporting.
  • Researches market to discover new e-commerce trends and technologies.
  • Serves as primary liaison for e-commerce efforts.
  • Oversees strategy and implementation of tracking codes
  • Manages e-commerce functionalities and backend tools of 3rd party websites.
  • Trains e-commerce staff in scope and functionality of web technology, systems, processes, and solutions.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration, information technology, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in e-commerce management and digital marketing. Experience with Magento platform is preferred.
  • Advanced abilities in the following areas is required: e-commerce platforms, strategic planning, web analytics, data analysis, SEO, marketing automation, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Core abilities required to be successful in this position include: search database management, inbound marketing, account-based marketing, and project management.

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 as well as free parking, business casual dress code, an employee discount, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment. 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

"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

Marketing/Communications/Journalism Internships

Copywriting Intern

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2021)

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 $12.00 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 and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé 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, 2021.

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 National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. 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.

To apply please email your résumé to cphresume@cph.org

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Marketing Content Intern

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2021)

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:

  • Developing clear, concise, engaging, and accurate content for optimal user experience and measurable results.
  • Work within Marketing, as well as with Corporate Communications, Design, and Editorial, to gather information, generate ideas, and gain consensus.
  • Prepare and improve web content that is optimized for search engines.
  • Gauge market activity and customer engagement through competitor analysis.
  • 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 $12.00 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 and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé 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, 2021.

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 National Malcolm Baldrige 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.

To apply please email your résumé to cphresume@cph.org

Apply Now

Public Relations/Publicity Intern

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2020)

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking a Public Relations/Publicity intern in our Marketing Department. This 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 CPH relationships, 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.
  • Drafting and editing compelling copy for media releases, newsletters, blogs, and other media outreach to support authors, product, and corporate campaigns.
  • Ensuring consistency in terminology, voice, style, and messaging.
  • Researching and creating target lists for influencer outreach.
  • Identifying and pitching relevant media opportunities.
  • Conducting social media research and creating engaging, appropriate social media content.
  • Assisting with the logistics of corporate 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 at the time of the internship, but still having full-time undergraduate status.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe, and Excel.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills-- strives to achieve 100% ‘right the first time’.
  • Effective organizational skills to plan work schedule and manage multiple projects.
  • Problem solving and strategic thinking.
  • Ability to incorporate outside opinions into copy, make revisions based on iterative feedback, and maintain a healthy sense of urgency.
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation.
  • Active involvement in campus life.

Interns will be paid at a rate of $12.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week.

To apply:

  • Submit an online application and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé 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, 2021.

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.

To apply please email your résumé to cphresume@cph.org

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Editorial/English/Theology Internships

Editorial Intern (Curriculum Resources)

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2021)

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, such as Sunday School and Day School resources.
  • 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 $12.00 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 and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé 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, 2021.

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 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.

To apply please email your résumé to cphresume@cph.org

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Editorial Intern (Vacation Bible School)

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2021)

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking a VBS Intern in our Editorial Department. The intern will assist editors with manuscript preparation, resource planning and development, and gathering information for VBS resources.

Specific duties include:

  • Review and correct manuscripts to ensure grammatical, doctrinal, and educational integrity.
  • Prepare information and applications for the files needed for the VBS assets used by VBS leaders. This includes working with the editor and designer to create over 200 pieces for these materials.
  • Provide support for video shoots for VBS occurring during the internship. This may include the Promo Video, Skit Videos, and Song-Action Videos.
  • Edit materials as assigned.
  • Assist with resource planning and development.

Qualifications:

  • Coursework or major in Education, Journalism, Church Work, or related field.
  • Proficient 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.
  • Previous experience in VBS events.
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation.
  • Active involvement in campus life.

Interns will be paid at a rate of $12.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week.

To apply:

  • Submit an online application and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé 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, 2021.

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 National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. CPH offers 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.

To apply please email your résumé to cphresume@cph.org

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Information Technology/Computer Science/MIS Internships

Network Operations Intern

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2021)

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking a Network Operations Intern to work in our Information Technology Department. This intern will be responsible assisting with workstation management and support, including the use of our help desk ticketing system and the deployment of replacement and upgraded workstations to support the implementation of a new company-wide business systems solution.

Specific duties include:

Workstation management and support:

  • Software & Hardware support of multiple OS Platforms – Windows 7 through 10, and Mac OS Catalina.
  • Configuration and installation of workstations and laptops.
  • Installation and configuration of various software components including Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
  • Troubleshooting and problem resolution of help desk calls.

Qualifications:

  • Coursework or major in computer information systems or related major.
  • Interest/understanding of network administration and workstation support.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft office products, including Office 365 (Outlook, Excel, OneNote).
  • Basic experience in computer science, scripting, or coding in any languages such as Python, Windows PowerShell, or Bash.
  • Experience with Windows 7 through 10 and use of macros.
  • Troubleshooting experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Completion of junior year of study.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Active involvement in campus life.
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation.

Interns will be paid at a rate of $12.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week.

To apply:

  • Submit an online application and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé 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, 2021.

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 National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. CPH offers 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.

To apply please email your résumé to cphresume@cph.org

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IT Project Management Intern

Full-time, temporary (Summer 2021)

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is seeking a Project Management Intern in our Information Technologies Department. The intern will assist with all facets of managing the implementation of a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system for the organization.

Specific duties include:

  • Assist Project Manager in the coordination and management of ERP replacement project, currently scheduled to go live in July.
  • Support project manager in managing project schedules, milestones, reporting, and deliverables.
  • Ensure that weekly project statuses are received from team members and relevant information is passed along to various project stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Assist with identifying, documenting, and managing needs, scope, availability, commitments, constraints, risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies, deadlines, project documentation, and other project deliverables.
  • Maintain and continue to execute a project work plan, including scope, timeline, and resources.
  • Track project deliverables and report progress on a regular basis.
  • Schedule and facilitate project meetings and participate in other department team meetings.
  • Overall exposure to program and project management methodologies using Agile and waterfall methodologies.

Qualifications:

  • Major/Discipline: Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Management, or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to focus, collaborate, multi-task and problem solve
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software.
  • 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 involvement in campus life.
  • Active membership in an LCMS congregation.

Interns will be paid at a rate of $12.00 per hour. Students from outside the St. Louis area will receive a housing allowance in the amount of $125.00 per week.

To apply:

  • Submit an online application and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé 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, 2021.

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 National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. CPH offers 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.

To apply please email your résumé to cphresume@cph.org

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About Our Internship Program

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

Qualifications:

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 résumé and one or more letters of recommendation (from a professor).

Credit

Students can earn three hours of credit (pass/fail) upon successful completion of the 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 June 1, 2021 and conclude on July 31, 2021. An unpaid week of vacation directly before OR after the July 4 holiday is optional.

Compensation

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

Training

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

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

Candidates should complete an online application at about.cph.org and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé 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, 2021.

Announcements

Selected students for the 2021 Summer Internship program will be notified no later than Friday, March 5, 2021.

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