At The Cougar's Byte we offer campus news and information through a bi-weekly newsletter as well as an online website and YouTube channel.
Working out of the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS), The Cougar's Byte serves as a place for students and faculty to learn about student life at Kean. The Cougar's Byte covers everything from campus events, campus news, information and features on the spectacular students and student groups on campus.
The articles written in The Cougar's Byte are written and researched by students of Kean. They work through a process of coming up with story ideas, getting the ideas approved, writing the articles, editing them and publishing. The Cougar's Byte is looking for new staff writers.
The mission of The Cougar’s Byte is to promote the diverse opportunities for student involvement at Kean University including academic programs, academic activities, athletics, campus news, co-curricular workshops, cultural events, leadership development, and various other resources.
Staff writers for The Cougar's Byte are responsible for producing the content of the print and online edition of the newsletter. They are asked to create story ideas, conduct interviews, do research and write articles to be published.
The print edition of the newsletter is published bi-weekly and distributed on campus on Cougar's Byte Tuesdays. The print edition can also be found online on the The Cougar's Byte website, which also has online-exclusive articles. The readers of The Cougar's Byte include students, faculty and staff of Kean University as well as prospective students, families, other university and college representatives, community leaders, government officials, and anyone interested in Kean University.
Regarding staff writers, The Cougar's Byte looks for students who are involved and passionate about writing and keeping the students at Kean informed about everything going on here at Kean. Student applicants can expect a friendly and supportive work environment. The goal of The Center for Leadership and Service for their staff writers is to train and give experience in the field of writing and communications as well as to promote professionalism.
If you are interested in joining The Cougar's Byte writing team, you can find the Center for Leadership and Service application by logging in to Cougar Link using your Kean username and password and finding our CLS page. Scroll down to "Forms" and click on "CLS Application for Employment 2017-2018." On the application be sure to select The Cougar's Byte as the department for which you wish to apply. We look forward to having you join our team!