Sasha Vasilyuk

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

I'm a published bilingual journalist with an eye for trends and personalities in arts and culture, business and real estate, environment and travel. Curious and well-rounded, I have a MA in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University and BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley.


2 Years
2 Years
5 Years


Arts & Humanities
4 Years
5 Years
4 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
1 Year
Newspaper - Local/Regional
3 Years
PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Los Angeles Times (3-5), San Francisco Examiner (10+), Russian Newsweek (3-5), The Registry (10+), San Francisco Chronicle (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Sandbox Suites (10+), Yael Designs (10+), Conti Organization (3-5)

Other Work History

Staff reporter for Pacifica Tribune (MediaNews) and San Francisco Examiner

Technical Skills

Photo editing

Foreign Language Skills

Fluent in Russian and Italian.

Computer Skills

Word, PageMaker, Photoshop, web 2.0


laptop, digital camera (Nikon E2100), audio recorder


2007 award for headline writing, San Francisco Peninsula Press Club



Though probation periods are not new, more and more companies are turning to short-term "test periods" as economic instability and high unemployment continue to shape hiring standards.
White. White was all I could see from my small, frost-bitten airplane window when we landed at the Sheremetyevo airport on the outskirts of Moscow. The terminal, the landing strip and the surrounding forest were all monochrome from the recent snow storm that would have easily closed down most other world airports. But not Moscow's. Here, it was business as usual as a lonely old woman in a babushka cleaned snow with a shovel from under the huge silver airplanes that crawled beside her toward their gates.
Despite a lot of interested players, badminton - the world's fastest racket sport, as well as its most misunderstood - was nearly impossible to practice in the Bay Area. But in the last couple of years, nine badminton gyms that have sprung up in the Bay Area making the region the center of American badminton.