The Communications Team makes sure that everyone knows what’s happening… when… and then reminds everyone 18 million times because we’re Burners. We use social media, e-newsletters, the website blog, and dancing puppies to carry important messages across the lakes of lava that are our brains. This ensures that people show up to the things, because no one wants to throw a party where no one comes….

What we do

Communications people write newsletters, invent the news posts, and make sure that Burners know what’s happening (and by when) so they can plan their lives accordingly. We receive requests to distribute communications from different teams across multiple mediums, and help to maintain a consistent - and fun - brand voice for the event.

We also nag people relentlessly through fun jabs and silly sarcasm so people actually want to attend the things we are promoting. We help with lead up communications primarily, and take a break during the actual event. Computer skills are critical as is good grammar, writing and ‘judgment’ skills.

Team Dynamics

Communications usually is a one-person band, but we’re open to a lead and a helper or two! You need to be available about 1 hour a week in bits and pieces depending on how fast you think and type. Computer, internet connection, and speed with social media / blog entries is required. All work is done prior to the event, and slows down about 2 weeks before the event (as no one is checking anything anyways because we’re all panic-packing). The Communications Team works with all of the Freezer Burn team leads that wish to submit information for publications.

Number of Volunteers

minimum 1 person, maximum 3 for coordination efforts.

Shift Length

1.5 hour per week max during the 3-4 months prior to the event, spread across the number of people on the team

Pre-Event Tasks

  • Monitor the dedicated email (Leads)
  • Join and utilize the Production Communication Platform, example: Slack (Leads)
  • Writing newsletters (Leads) 
  • Writing news posts for the website (Leads)
  • Keeping up with cross-coordination of social media as other teams require help (Leads)
  • Thinking of topics to keep communications visible (Leads)

Event Tasks

  • Nothing

Post-Event Tasks

  • Post-event reporting (Leads) 
  • Write an AfterBurn report (Leads)

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