Join

Become a Member

As a member of WCA-TV, you have access to our cutting-edge studio and control room, private non-linear editing suites, and high definition digital production equipment. In addition, you can sign up for any of our numerous classes, which are taught by our professionally trained, TV industry staff. Here are the steps on how to get started:

Sign Up

WCA-TV is a part of the membership management site ISAAC. We are currently only accepting members through this site. Click here to register today. After being approved by a staff member, you can use all of the features ISAAC has to offer.

Learn

We hold FREE workshops on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, which rotate every season. These workshops follow three distinct paths: Field Production, Studio Production, and Post Production. Visit our Workshops page to learn more about what we are offering today! If you see one you like, you can register for it on the homepage of ISAAC.

Create

Once you sign up and complete our workshops, you’re ready to start making content. Equipment is available for check out on ISAAC on a first-come-first-served basis. As soon as you know the date you need the equipment, submit a new reservation. You will receive an email letting you know if the reservation has been approved by a staff member.

Internships

WCA-TV relies on volunteers to help our organization in a variety of capacities. Interns provide WCA-TV with valuable work hours every week, and in exchange, our interns gain experience and training in all aspects of television production. Interns do not have to be affiliated with an academic program, but must commit to at least ten hours/week. Want to earn college credits? We’re happy to work with your college or university to ensure you get credit for your work with us. We offer internships in Video Production, News Reporting/ Editing, and Radio DJ. These internships are unpaid.

Video Production

Interns receive hands-on training in TV studio production, video field production, and digital editing. Interns assist in the production of studio shows, public service announcements, and event coverage for broadcast on WCA-TV channels and wcatv.org. Interns are encouraged to create their own projects for their demo reels.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with field productions operating cameras, setting up audio, and conducting interviews
  • Assist with studio productions setting up cameras, lighting, and audio in the studio as well as operating either switcher, audio, or teleprompter in the control room
  • Edit shows, b-roll, and/or news packages in Adobe Premiere CC
  • Assist WCA-TV covering government meetings, community events, and live sports
  • To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to andreas@wcatv.org.

News Production

Interns will learn the ins and outs of producing a full-length television newscast and be able to put together news segments for our weekly news program, Watertown Weekly News. Interns will have the opportunity to produce their own stories and be on-air.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify top stories of the week
  • Develop the stories and produce any interviews or footage needed
  • Assist News Producer with the writing of the script and overall production of the weekly newscast program for cablecast
  • To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to danh@wcatv.org.

Radio DJ

Interns will learn how to operate and maintain our radio station, WCAC-Radio. Interns will work closely with staff and volunteers to ensure that we have a wide variety of content going out over the airwaves.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle day to day operations of WCAC-Radio
  • Produce a radio show every two weeks during the internship
  • Create playlists and time slots for shows
  • Assist DJ’s in the radio station and voiceover suite
  • To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to andreas@wcatv.org.