Who we are:

We are a community of artists at Ocean View Church who tell stories of gospel transformation. Our hope is to inspire the church to worship Jesus for who He is and to remember what He has done.

We are photographers, writers, editors, filmmakers, and hair/makeup artists. Story Team is a family of artists on a common mission to use our gifts for His glory. 

What we do?

We tell honest stories of gospel transformation.

A great story is all about contrast. In order to tell an honest story, we must be courageous and willing to tell the dark, real, lonely side of life next to the the moments filled with the most joy and happiness. Both make us human, and when put together, something beautiful and amazing happens.

We tell encouraging stories to inspire the church to worship Jesus.

To encourage our audience, we regularly put before them stories of Jesus’ redemptive work in the lives of His people. When believers continually hear of the great things God does through normal people, they gain hope to keep loving and serving exactly where God has them — no matter how difficult the journey is.

It's not all about video either, we use photography, art, written word and sound to tell stories.

Who we're looking for:

Still Photographer
Any great photo begins with a moment. We are looking for talented photographers to recognize and capture these moments for use in various OVC projects; including social media, advertising campaigns, sermon series and much more. From covering a Sunday worship experience to shooting a portraits of volunteers.

  • Photographer requirements:
  • Knowledge of DSLR or Mirrorless Cameras
  • Have purchased a 'non-kit lens'
  • Always shoot in RAW (and know what that means)
  • Photo editing using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop a plus
  • Work within a photography style guide
  • Be comfortable using your own gear. (We will supply you with an SD or CF card)
  • Willing to use a online project management system for assignments and communication.
  • Reliable, deadline-oriented, willing to learn; good work ethic

Director of Social Media
You will create awareness for our church and various ministries using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media to connect the community with what's going on in and around Ocean View Church.

You will:

  • Develop creative messaging for posts, tweets and photographs
  • Schedule posts and help maintain a social media calendar
  • Provide insight and strategy for social media usage
  • Understand and analyze social metrics to help hone and tailor our content for our community.

You must:

  • Use social media yourself and have a minimum of 500 twitter followers
  • Have a basic understanding of church ministry
  • Have a basic understanding of the Bible and christian messaging
  • Be willing to use a online project management system for assignments and communication.
  • Be reliable, deadline-oriented, willing to learn; good work ethic
  • Commit to at least 4-6 hours a week

Copywriter
We need great writers to develop copy for advertising, social media, editorial and more. 

  • You come up with at least 30 options when writing a headline before you find what you’re looking for.
  • You know the difference between imply and infer.
  • You think long and write short.
  • You can hold your own in a surprisingly competitive game of 4-square.
  • You understand copy and design work together, but copy wears the pants in the relationship.
  • You have range – headlines to tweets to paragraphs of web copy – bring it on.
  • You have experience you can show in the form of writing samples.
  • Understanding of church ministry helpful but not required.
  • Fluency in spanish is great, but not required.
  • You will help maintain a social media calendar
  • Willing to use a online project management system for assignments and communication.
  • Reliable, deadline-oriented, willing to learn; good work ethic

Copy Editor
We need people that love words. People who love words so much that you are often correcting other people's words. Infact, you've probably been correcting everything you've read on this page. If that's you, we want to hear from you. 

  • Willing to use a online project management system for assignments and communication.
  • Fluency of either English or Spanish
  • Reliable, deadline-oriented, willing to learn; good work ethic

Videographer
This person will help communicate the vision and values of OVC through compelling video. We are looking for people that love filming and have a basic understanding of composition, lighting and sound.

  • Must have previous experience shooting with HD/4k DSLRs, Cinema, Mirrorless Camera
  • Have samples online ready to show
  • Basic understanding of lighting for film
  • Basic understanding of tripod and other stabilization equipment
  • Basic understand of mics, audio recorders
  • Willing to use a online project management system for assignments and communication
  • Prior editing experience in 1 of the following programs: Final Cut, Adobe Premier, or Avid. (We use Adobe Premiere)
  • Experience or moderate comfort in using a Mac
  • Reliable, deadline-oriented, willing to learn; good work ethic

Video Editor
We are looking for editors who have experience in crafting compelling content for the web and screen. Whether editing our weekly Surf Report, a funny short for the web or a captivating, cinematic story for Sunday, you are a big part in a successful video project.

  • Must own a computer.
  • Knowledge of basic editing terms
  • Prior editing experience in 1 of the following programs: Final Cut, Adobe Premier, or Avid. (We use Adobe Premiere)
  • Experience or moderate comfort in using a Mac
  • Reliable, deadline-oriented, willing to learn; good work ethic
  • Willing to use a online project management system for assignments and communication.

Hair & Makeup Artist
We looking for experienced beauty professionals such as hair stylists, aestheticians, makeup artists. You will work closely with the Creative Director, photographers and talent.

  • Applying makeup and styling hair to multiple models before and during photo shoots
  • Attentive and available on set for touch-ups
  • Keeping up with the latest trends in beauty and in the fashion industry
  • Working quickly and efficiently while creating a complete look based upon creative direction

Other opportunities
We are always looking for people to help with the various production responsibility of OVC. If you aren't sure where to begin with the OVC Story Team, this is a great place to start. Here are some other opportunities to serve:

  • Sunday Morning Camera Operator - You'll run a tripod mounted camera during the 8:30am service of the teaching. (Training provided)
  • Live Graphics Operator - You will use ProPresenter to throw worship lyrics, scripture and other media content to our triple-wide screens (Training provided)

What else you got?
Is there something that you're amazing at that you think would be a great fit for this team? Let us know.

What next?

Simply fill out the quick form below and we will be in touch. Thank you for your interest and willingness to serve. 

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone
Let us know what you're applying for
Still Photographers and Videographers only
Submit any video, photography, writing samples or your portfolio here.
http://
Give us a brief snapshot of your availability to serve
List any professional/educational/volunteer experience you have in the area if your interest.
How long have you been doing what you're applying for? *