Editor, Journalist and Creative Strategist

Polina Bachlakova

Copenhagen, Denmark

Sparking dialogue around youth culture and social issues as an editor, journalist and strategist.

Hi. I'm Polina. I'm a Vancouver-born, Copenhagen-based music nerd and only got nerdier when I acted as editor of VICE's music platform, Noisey, for all of the Nordic countries. Since then, I've become a fierce advocate for minority and women's rights; as a result, my current journalism focuses on sparking dialogue around these issues and highlighting social activism.

Currently, I'm the Managing Editor of Girls Are Awesome, a female-focused magazine and brand publishing positive yet critical content about women. Other than that, I write all sorts of copy for a creative agency called THANK YOU, write as a freelance journalist and work with victims of human trafficking in the sex trade.

My writing appears in publications like Broadly, VICE, Amuse, Bitchslap Magazine and The Lab Magazine.

Fun facts: I really like the shape of collarbones, and I really dislike the scratchy feeling you get from writing with a pencil.

Experience

Writer Everywhere Birth – Present The world

Writing for various magazines such as:
- Broadly
- Vice UK
- AMUSE
- The Lab Magazine
- Beatroute Magazine
- Bast Magazine
- Dry Magazine
- Bitchslap Magazine

Activities Volunteer Reden International January 2017 – Present Copenhagen, Denmark

Coordinating and leading relaxing, fun activities for female victims of human trafficking in the sex trade.

Managing Editor Girls Are Awesome June 2016 – Present Copenhagen, DK

Creating, commissioning, editing and publishing original content about women for our editorial platform; executing and managing social media; and conceptualizing, executing and managing our long term branded partnership with adidas Originals.

Copywriter THANK YOU February 2016 – Present Copenhagen, Denmark

Developing Bitchslap Magazine’s new female-oriented vertical and copywriting for clients including:
- Copenhagen Distillery
- SteelSeries
- THANK YOU
- Swatch

Online Editor – Noisey Nordics Noisey August 2015 – February 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark

Building the content strategy, commissioning and writing articles, editing/publishing content and managing Noisey partnerships both locally and Internationally.

Copywriter & Journalist VICE Media Group September 2014 – February 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark

Copywriting and concept developing for our clients, writing investigative articles and cultural commentary for vice.com and managing noisey.vice.com.

Creative Strategist Mia Jung August 2014 – January 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark

Assisting digital data expert Mia Jung in building strategies for her clients, including Hyper Island and The Danish Architecture Centre.

Building up Mia’s personal online presence.

Junior Creative Strategist BANDIT July 2014 – December 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark

Building marketing strategies and carrying out market research for BANDIT’s clients, such as Finlandia Vodka, Nike and Chambord.

Writing blog posts and articles for BANDIT’s social media channels.

Account Coordinator/Studio Manager MAKE March 2013 – July 2014 Vancouver, BC

Cultivating the Make marketing program, assisting with project management, managing all our event coordination and leading studio management.

Marketing Assistant Industrial Brand May 2012 – March 2013 Vancouver, BC

Leading social media marketing, assisting with copywriting and marketing strategy and managing administrative tasks.

Clients

NikeFinlandia VodkaChambordHyper IslandThe University of British ColumbiaSteelSeriesCopenhagen DistilleryColoplastMagasinSwatchThe Coca Cola Companyadidas Originals

Education

BA in Art History The University of British Columbia September 2010 – September 2015 Vancouver, BC