As Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President of WQXR, Ed Yim is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision that helps WQXR reach a broader, more inclusive audience, drives digital innovation, bolsters the station’s role in New York City’s arts and culture ecosystem, and increases WQXR’s relevance and service to the city’s communities. Collaborating with teams across NYPR, Yim oversees all of WQXR’s programming and operations, from live broadcasts, podcasts and digital content, to strategic partnerships, events and community engagement. He is also responsible for managing the station’s operating budget, and fundraising across NYPR’s diversified revenue base of members, donors and sponsors.
He came to WQXR from American Composers Orchestra (ACO), where he served as President and CEO. During his tenure, ACO strengthened its mission to perform, promote, celebrate, and commission orchestral music by American composers -- with particular focus on female-identifying, transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists, Black and Latinx artists, and immigrant artists. Prior to ACO, Yim held senior positions at several of the nation’s most significant music institutions, including the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, IMG Artists, and The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ed holds an AB in Government from Harvard College and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He serves on the board of the League of American Orchestras and has served on the boards of New Music USA and the International Contemporary Ensemble.
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