Why We Exist

The Media and Messaging Working Group works on what we’re saying as XR Bristol, who to, where, why and how. As well as being responsible for XR Bristol’s social media channels, newsletter and website, we have a press team which prepares press releases and forges links and working relationships with local journalists. We also collate and share visual content such as photos of actions, inspiring videos and beautiful graphics.

We have a range of messaging sub-groups, including focusing on messaging around science, hope, diversity and inclusivity, and Citizen’s Assemblies.

What We Do

At the moment we’re reforming our messaging on social media to be more positive and inclusive. We’ve also just taken the XR Bristol website under our wing and are looking into how to improve it. As spring comes in, we want to be rolling out media training at rebel meetings.

Who We Need

We’d love some extra help in our social media team! There are lots of little jobs – too much for one or two rebels, but just peachy for a few working together. No experience necessary, just a bit of love and rage. Tasks include:

  • Writing posts and creating content to raise awareness of both XR and the Climate and Ecological emergency
  • Helping to respond to inbox requests and creating Facebook events
  • Help with messaging strategy and promotion of our non-violent direct actions
  • Helping to get coverage for exciting actions (life after lockdown)
  • Pitching in when we need to respond to certain things quickly.

We’re also always on the lookout for rebels to help out on our other channels (newsletter, press and the website), as well as on the strategic planning, messaging and creative campaigns side of things. If you have creative flair in communication, we have a space for you.

Get involved

If you’re interested in helping out with any of the above please email [email protected]

Press enquiries

For press enquiries please email [email protected]


When & Where we meet

🗓 Monday evenings 6pm – 7:45pm

📌 Online via Zoom


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