The Women of Cincy Residency:
Mentorship in Action

Applications for our summer/fall program are now open and are due Monday, April 15! Read on to learn more.

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Women of Cincy is a collective built to awaken and amplify change-makers. Our residency program is aimed towards college students with interests in journalism, communications, graphic design, and multimedia. Young people must be a part of the conversation and a part of the action. We believe in investing in young people by giving them an active role in creating work that exemplifies integrity, quality, and social good.

 

Experience

Cultivating and maintaining content including the resident's own capstone that explores a personal topic of interest


Relationships 

"Networking" in a way that builds meaningful connections with the Women of Cincy team and others through various events

Growth 

Focusing on the resident's personal and professional goals and finding manageable steps to reach them

 

Passion 

Discovering career-driven paths that align with the resident's own passions and ideas to better orient them towards the future

 
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The Residencies

How does the residency work?

The Women of Cincy residency generally spans two semesters. In residents’ first semester, they build skills and establish a deeper understanding for Women of Cincy and their own goals. Their second semester comes with the title of senior resident in which they act as peer mentors to the new residents and continue gaining valuable experience. Capstone projects span both semesters.

Note: Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to two semesters, but applicants who can only commit to one semester are still welcome to apply.

Positions are unpaid, except in glowing references and the chance to build community with a group of amazing Cincinnatians. Check out details for each position below.

We’re currently accepting applications for all positions for the summer/fall residency. Email your resume and cover letter to Residency Director Kiersten Feuchter at kiersten.wones@gmail.com by Monday, April 15. Include the name of a famous woman you admire in the subject line.

Editorial Residents

10 regular hours/week onsite at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine
5 flexible hours/week working remotely or attending events

  • Fact-check, edit, and build content

  • Generate posts for social media from editorial content

  • Assist editor-in-chief and student editor-in-chief with new ideas and projects

  • Various administrative tasks that include website maintenance, organizing contact info, and more

  • Manage and create an independent capstone project of your choosing, such as an interview series, creative piece, oral history, etc.

Communications Residents

10 hours/week onsite at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine
5 hours/week working remotely or attending events

  • Generate and schedule social media content

  • Assist directors in maintaining the quality of posts written by the social media team

  • Grow and interact with social media communities through all social media platforms

  • Assist creative director in building and maintaining the social media calendar

  • Maintain Instagram story

  • Build weekly and monthly newsletters

  • Assist directors with new communications ideas and strategies

  • Research social media and website analytics and use data to inform current communications strategies

  • Capstone project

Multimedia/Graphic Design Resident

10 hours/week onsite at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine
5 hours/week working remotely or attending events

Requirements:

  • Have at least 3 years of design school completed

  • Be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

  • Have your own computer and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Photography skills are a plus, but not required

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create graphics for social media posts and newsletters

  • Select photography for online content and social media posts

  • Build posts for the Women of Cincy site

  • Create identities for new Women of Cincy initiatives, both print and online

  • Brainstorm, design, and execute an interdisciplinary project working alongside the creative director and fellow residents

 

Meet the Residents

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Kiersten Feuchter
Residency Director

Kiersten is a writer by trade and fell in love with words at a young age, but as an entrepreneur, she found her hidden talent was an unshakable drive to make things happen. She’s constantly seeking the courage to be her realest self and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Her loves include a crazy toddler, caffeine, bad crime shows, songwriting, and all things Cincinnati.

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Karina Baffa
Editorial Resident
Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Karina is a senior at UC navigating her way through a journalism degree. Her love for writing and passion for the community is what led her here today. When she’s off the clock, you can find her tending to her house plants, spending copious amounts of time on her skincare routine, or trying to get used to this whole Oxford comma thing.

 
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Maggie Heath-Bourne
Graduate Communications Resident
Spring 2019

Maggie is a Cincinnati-based writer and photographer. Originally from the great barbecue city of Memphis, she came to the Queen City for the UC degree and stayed for basically everything else. When her hands aren’t busy holding a camera or typing, they’re probably busy baking something.

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Kate Ducey
Head Resident | Fall 2018
Editorial Resident | Summer 2018

Kate is a fourth year at the University of Cincinnati studying communication and marketing. She has a love for exclamation points, dogs, Cincinnati, books, social justice, and trees. Kate's ultimate dream job will forever continue to be a dog walker, but for now she hopes to work for nonprofit post graduation.

Capstone: My capstone was all about helping people see their day-to-day lives in a different light

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Stephanie Smith
Editorial Resident
Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Stephanie is a super senior (and a first generation student) at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in journalism with minors in electronic media and English. Her time as a clerk and assistant web editor at the Cincinnati Post inspired her to return to school in 2014 to finally finish her degree and get back into a newsroom. When she’s not working on her digital journalism skills, she’s writing about beer and binging on Hallmark movies.

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Lindsay Combs
Head Resident | Summer/Fall 2018
Editorial Resident | Spring 2018

Lindsay is a Cincinnati native and Covington resident entering her final year studying journalism at UC, while finishing accidental minors in communication and psychology. She is a taco enthusiast with a passion for writing, Skyline, showtunes, and Harry Potter marathons.

Capstone: My capstone was an open conversation with four college women regarding their faith, how to be open to others, and how they tackle conversations about faith in the current society.

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Ally Lim
Social Media Resident | Summer 2018

Ally, a Cleveland native, is currently a fourth year at the University of Cincinnati studying communication and public relations. She has a passion for fashion (especially OTR’s boutiques), enjoys holding puppies, and prefers to be on a beach reading a romance novel. As a lover of food, Ally hopes to travel the world and try every culture’s cuisine one day.

Capstone: My capstone involved the completion of Instagram highlights that are categorized by Women of Cincy's pillars: storytelling, community, collaboration, and mentorship. I also created Instagram story guidelines for the next social media resident to enhance the engagement and impressions on Instagram.

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Samantha Knight
Graphic Design Resident
Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Guilty pleasure: Eating an entire container of hummus in one sitting.

Favorite part of being a resident: To be included in a passionate and motivated team of women whose goals align with mine is so inspiring. The environment is very welcoming and I’m excited to see the growth and impacts of this organization.

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Lauren Lewis
Head Resident | Summer/Fall 2018
Editorial Resident | Spring 2018

Lauren is currently a fourth year student at the University of Cincinnati studying international affairs and creative writing. She drinks copious amounts of tea and buys too many books. In her free time she enjoys pinning decorative DIYs on Pinterest, writing numerous stories, and sharing plenty of embarrassing, but funny mishaps with the people around her.

Capstone: For my capstone project, I interviewed three women from Syria, Mexico, and Nepal about their journey to Cincinnati and then wrote a literary nonfiction piece about their stories.

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Lizzy Geraghty
Graphic Design Resident | Summer 2018

Lizzy is a native Cincinnatian and a student in University of Cincinnati’s urban planning program. She joined the Women of Cincy in the summer of 2018 as a graphic design resident. Her passions include photography, graphic design, and sustainability, and she loves meeting new people.


 
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