How to Become a Producer

Our network is community-driven and powered by you. You can create your own television show, community story, documentary, or podcast as a member of our network.

In order to use our production facilities, media lab, and remote production facilities or to submit programming, you need to sign up to join our community content team.  If you would like to learn more, fill out our volunteer interest form.

If you are ready to become a member, sign up here.

After you join as a member, we’ll work with you to map out a plan for training and getting you started.

Membership Benefits at Public Media Network 

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Community Content Producer
Membership Level gridContent Producers have access to the Public Media Network studios and equipment library.  You receive discounted rates for our production services and training. You can also submit content for our distribution platforms with on-demand hosting of content for at least 30 days on our Roku, Apple TV, online and podcast channels.

Volunteer
We always need volunteers to work on various productions, and assist with other needs.  In exchange for a commitment of at least 4 hours per month, volunteers receive complimentary training. Volunteers are not able to reserve facilities, check out remote equipment, or submit content for distribution.

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Fees

Volunteer                                                        FREE

Community Content Producer                         Varies

  • Live in our partner communities of Kalamazoo, Parchment, Comstock Township, Kalamazoo Township, or Oshtemo Township – minimum contribution of $1/year*
  • Live in Kalamazoo County outside of our partner communities – $100/year
  • Live outside Kalamazoo County – $150/year

*The Content Producer fee is waived for people who live in the City of Kalamazoo, City of Parchment, Comstock Township, Kalamazoo Township, and Oshtemo Township thanks to the support provided by those municipalities.  We ask Content Producers who live in these communities to make a minimum membership payment of $1/year to grow truly local media.

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