For those of you who are not yet familiar, Alith-Cast is our guild's official podcast & video podcast. It's in effect a talk show, presented by members of the Alith community, focused on both the game (Final Fantasy XIV) as well as the Free Company itself. Alith-Cast has always been a fantastic way for us to talk about & share all the exciting news & gossip from Final Fantasy XIV, as well as a great way for us to communicate with both our community AND the outside world. It's always served as a "window" into life in Alith, and has proven super popular with our community in the past. The show features Final Fantasy XIV News & Discussion, Free Company news, Live Competitions, Q&A Sessions, Special Guests + Interviews, as well as plenty of laughs & jokes!
Alith-Cast is broadcasted LIVE on our Twitch channel, and then later uploaded onto our YouTube channel for viewers to watch at their leisure. Broadcasting the show live, adds a fun interactive element, allowing our FC members and outside community to ask questions & engage, real time, with our presenters. This has always served to make the show fun, exciting and inclusive.
Our first season of Alith-Cast ran for over a year, over 19 episodes (each episode running for anything between 1 - 3 hours). It really added a lot of value to our guild and our members, and helped us to meet lots of new friends while giving the world a little taste of Alith! What's made Alith-Cast special, is the fact that the show is presented & put together by a mixture of guild management AND members of our community. As the guild said goodbye to Elder Scrolls Online, we wrapped up the end of Season 1 of Alith-Cast, but always had FULL intention of returning for a new, revamped, second season in Final Fantasy XIV.
We are super excited to announce that we have already completed quite a lot of work at giving Alith-Cast a complete makeover, and the show now has a new Final Fantasy XIV themed branding & feel. We hope you love what we've done with our channel & show, here is a taste of the NEW Season 2 ready Alith-Cast:
And.... for the first time ever.... here is a preview of the new Alith-Cast Season 2 Opening Video:
We recommend having a look at an episode or two of our previous season, to give you a flavour / taste of what the show is all about.
We're pleased to confirm that our main presenter Krysalan will be back in the main chair, and we're equally thrilled to confirm that regular presenter (and YouTube superstar) Elloa will also be back on the panel!
If you love everything about Alith, are as excited as we are about Alith-Cast's return, and you want to be part of the magic by joining the team of presenters - we're pleased to announce that we're looking to recruit 2 additional regular presenters to join the panel. In the event that we receive more than two suitable candidates, we would also consider bringing in 3 new presenters, to give us some breathing room and allow for presenters to take a break at times.
So do YOU want to be an Alith-Cast presenter?
If you are interested in joining the show, and feel that you meet all the requirements below, all you need to do is send us an email explaining why you feel you meet each requirement We'd like to re-launch the show with our first episode, fairly soon (within the next week or two) so we may close the vacancy once we have sufficient applications, so don't miss your chance! This is a great opportunity for you to help us bring our Final Fantasy XIV show to the world, and to be one of the "Faces" of Alith to the outside community!
As our Alith-Cast talk-show presenters are very much representing Alith to the world, and the fact that this is ultimately an entertainment show as much as anything, there are some very specific traits which we're looking for. Have a read of the requirements below, and in your application please address each of them:
Position: Alith-Cast Presenter
Number of Vacancies: Two (may consider three)
Closing Date:Friday 8th September 2017, Midnight CET.EXTENDED
*** Due to urgency, we MAY close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications - so please do not hesitate to apply if you're interested!***
- Must be an active and loyal member of Alith
- Must totally believe in Alith values and what we stand for as a Free Company
- Must be a confident and clear communicator in english
- Must demonstrate Alith values (mature, respectful, friendly and tolerant)
- Must be able to work really well with a team of presenters, including Krys and Elloa - as this is a talk show, chemistry between the presenters is key!
- Must be willing to engage in conversation and healthy debate
- Must not be shy to share their opinion (if you are shy by nature, honestly this is probably not the role for you!)
- Must be enjoying Final Fantasy currently, for the most part!
- Must have a Webcam and be prepared to be on video & voice for every episode that you appear in.
- Must be willing to work with the officers & presenters on preparing the discussion topics for each show.
- Must be able to spare at least 3 hours, once every 2-3 weeks to be live on the show (breaks will be fine)
- Good knowledge of Final Fantasy XIV and it's expansions is extremely desirable! But not mandatory.
- Good knowledge of Final Fantasy XIV Lore is also desirable, but not mandatory.
Next Steps Once the closing date has passed, we may / may not decide to extend the closing date - depending on volume of applications. We will also want to setup a voice or voice & camera chat with yourself, so that we can get a feel for how you communicate & gel with our existing presenters This will just be a 15 minute or so informal, casual chat.
In the event we receive sufficient applications for presenters, we reserve the right to CLOSE this vacancy BEFORE the closing date - so again - please do not hesitate to apply!
We are super excited to be bringing back the show and are very much looking forward to having our full team of 4 (or 5) Alith-Cast Presenters!
Due to a lack of applications for this exciting and rare opportunity, we will be keeping this vacancy open indefinitely.
Once we have successfully appointed our new presenters for Alith-Cast, we will then close this vacancy.
If you have been considering joining the team, but would like to know more about the show, please don't hesitate to contact an officer with your questions.