The Cougar’s Byte is produced by the Student Life Media Team that developes content to engage with students, faculty and staff on topics related to student life at Kean University. The Cougar’s Byte covers campus events and issues of interest and significance to the Kean community. Students assist with making all decisions related to its publication, including making assignments, reporting, writing, taking photographs, copyediting, designing layouts and disseminating content throughout the campus community.
To learn more about The Cougar’s Byte, please contact the Student Affairs Office of Communications and Marketing at (908) 737-5230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For employment opportunities, please email email@example.com with your resume and work samples (writers- articles and/or writing assignments; graphic designers, photographers, videographers- portfolio link or JPG/PDF of work) to be considered.
The Cougar’s Byte office is located on the Union Campus, Miron Student Center (MSC), Room 313.
The Cougar’s Byte is produced during the fall and spring semesters as a result of the commitment of a team. Members of the staff understand the role and need of teamwork.
The Managers work with staff members to generate story ideas, assign articles and content, edit articles for publication, create graphics and social media posts, photography and video assignments, provide training and assistance to staff members for the Student Life Media Team. These students are generally experienced members of the staff and upperclassmen.
The Writers, as well as the Editors, produce the content of The Cougar’s Byte weekly. These students are expected to propose story ideas, cover events and activities, conduct interviews and prepare articles for The Cougar’s Byte.
In addition to an editorial team that consists of writers and editors, The Cougar’s Byte maintains a graphic design team. Consisting of Graphic Designers and a Graphic Design Manager, this team is responsible for working with the editorial team to produce the online edition of The Cougar’s Byte. These students are trained extensively on using industry-standard graphic design software and equipment. In addition to layout of our print edition, they are also responsible for creating posts for social media.
The Cougar’s Byte also contains a creative team of Photographers, Videographers and Managers this team is responsible for working with the editorial and design team to produce photography and video content for The Cougar’s Byte. These students are trained extensively on using editing software and equipment. The creative team also works regularly with Kean University departments and student groups to create promotional materials to support campus events.
Kean University undergraduate students interested in working on the Student Life Media Team that is responsible for producing The Cougar's Byte and the Memorabilia, student yearbook, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and work samples (writers- articles and/or writing assignments; graphic designers, photographers, videographers- portfolio link or JPG/PDF of work) to be considered.