Nina Sergeevna Yakovchuk graduated from the Ural State University named after Gorky (1954-1959) and postgraduate study at the Department of Political Economy of the Academy of Social Sciences under the CPSU Central Committee (1973-1976). By specialty she was a journalist and economist.
Nina Sergeevna Yakovchuk began her career as an editor of the radio newspaper of the Sverdlovsk Machine-Building Plant No. 50 (1959-1960). Later she was a literary employee of the "Literaturnaya Gazeti" (1960). From 1960 to 1971, she worked as a Senior Literature-worker, consultant, and then her own correspondent of the "Economic Newspaper" in the Burmese Union. After returning to her homeland she was a special correspondent for the daily newspaper of the CPSU Central Committee "Socialist Industry". Since 1976, Nina Sergeevna Yakovchuk worked as deputy head of the department in the State Committee for Labor and Social Affairs. In 1986, she moved to the editorial board of the "Economic Newspaper", she was Chief Editor of the newspaper "Economics and Life".
In 1992, with her direct participation and leadership as Chief Editor, was created a newspaper "Economic News of Russia and the Commonwealth" and two her annex: the "Tamozhenni Vestnik" and the "Documents".