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Eugenia Ellanskaya

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Work history


Editorial Intern


Jun 2015 - Jan 2016
  • As an editorial intern at Monocle I have worked in all of the brand's journalism departments, from Monocle 24 radio to Monocle magazine itself and the Monocle Travel Guide series. As a radio researcher in my first two months of internship I had to find and book studio guests for daily radio shows, research news stories and be on top of current affairs, brief presenters and producers on the latest figures and developments and assist in the studio during the shows. In my months on the magazine I was heavily involved in fact-checking the monthly issues, writing fashion briefs, transcribing, doing research and liaising with authors and PR. I was then moved to the Monocle Books team, which produces large format themed books, including The Monocle Guide to Better Living and The Monocle Guide to Good Business as well as travel guides themed around a new city every time. As part of this smaller team I was responsible for a wide array of tasks, from picture call-ins and photoshoot assistance to proof-reading, fact-checking, sub-editing and writing for the guides. I also have experience in running front of house reception for the brand.


Editorial Intern

Esquire Magazine

Apr 2015 - May 2015
  • As an editorial intern at Hearst's Esquire magazine I assisted the editorial team with daily press briefings, transcriptions and office admin duties. I also got to write for Esquire online.


Editorial Intern

Financial Times

Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
  • I was an Arts editorial intern at FT's Life & Arts department for three months, where I was responsible for editing, fact-checking and calling in copy for the paper's weekend critics' choice pages. I also produced weekly The Life of a Song podcasts, which I recorded in the studio with a guest and then edited with Adobe Audition to be launched weekly on


Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Freelance translation, proofreading and editing for consumer websites.


Editorial Intern

Penguin Random House

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
  • I spent a couple of weeks with Penguin Random House's Cornerstone imprint, reading new modern fiction book submissions, proofreading previously published books for typos/edits, writing book summaries and blurbs and liaising with authors.


Gallery Assistant

Grad Gallery

May 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Working at the front of house of this small Russian art and design gallery in Fitzrovia I was involved in introducing the current exhibitions to visitors, managing the gallery's social media via Hootsuite, responding to calls and queries as well as assisting with the research, translation work and events.



Identity, Power and Culture

University College London

Sep 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Politics and culture of Eastern Europe


Archaeology Anthropology

University College London

Sep 2010 - Jul 2013



    Roy Hodson award for the best dissertation in prehistory

    • Awarded for the innovative approach tot he study of prehistoric nomadic societies of Central Asia. Nomadic communities of the past are often overlooked as they are believed to leave no trace in the archaeological record. It is therefore generally believed that very little can be known about their way of life and social organization. In this work I have demonstrated that much can be learnt from the only material remains of these cultures, namely their burials. By looking at the burial mounds of Central Asian Scythian cultures of the 8th-5th century BC I have demonstrated the possibilities of reconstructing nomadic social organization, their possible class structure and inter-gender relations based on the way they buried their dead.