Elin_2013-08-23_redElin Brimheim Heinesen was born 25. June in 1958 in Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands. In 1990 she gave birth to a daughter.

She went to Denmark to study in her mid twenties and stayed in the country for 25 years, most of the time living and working in Copenhagen, until she moved back to the Faroes in 2007 where she lives today.

Work experience

Elin has wide-ranging experience in the fields of internet, marketing, media and culture and has worked in communication and marketing for many years as head of media and marketing, journalist and editor in chief in on-line and printed media.

In 2007 she went to the Faroe Islands to take the job as the Managing Director of SamVit – Faroe Islands Enterprise, the Faroese Trade and Tourism Council, which latr  merged with the Faroese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The last 5 years before she moved to the Faroe Islands, she was the Managing Editor of KIWI magazine, a Danish women’s and consumer’s magazine, which she also helped launch. Elin was also the Marketing Coordinator of Copenhagen City of Culture 1996.

In 2009 she became Head of the Media and Development Department at Kringvarp Føroya – the Faroe Islands National Broadcasting Company.

In May 2012 she left Kringvarp Føroya to become an independent copywriter, journalist, editor and communication adviser. She ran an online music magazine and worked as a freelance journalist.

In 2015 she took a steady job again as Manager of the The Student Services Centre at Fróðskaparsetur Føroya, the University of the Faroe Islands, which is in charge of information, guidance, administrative, and academic tasks especially related to the studies of coming, current, and former students.

In 2018 she was offered the job as Manager of the National Library’s Audio Books Service in the Faroe Islands, whish is her current job. She is in charge of the production and distribution of Faroese audio books. The purpose of the Audio Book Service is to ensure that the public, but first and foremost those with special needs, have as much access as possible to reading material published in Faroese, also on media other than printed media.

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Elin holds a university degree (cand.mag.) in aesthetics and culture and also has an education in business economics from Copenhagen Business School as well as being an educated screenwriter from Den Danske Filmskole (the Danish Film School). More details here.


Elin also has a background as a singer and songwriter. More details here.