city editor


Definition of city editor

: a newspaper editor usually in charge of local news and staff assignments

Examples of city editor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rose spent 24 years at The San Diego Union-Tribune, working as a copy editor, assistant city editor and reporter before launching a weekly section called ComputerLink in 1992. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Former reporter, editor Jeff Rose remembered as pioneer in online journalism at Union-Tribune," 6 Dec. 2020 Rivera has expertly carried out that mission during more than three decades at the paper, most recently as an assistant city editor handling local justice coverage on the Metro desk. Los Angeles Times, "Los Angeles Times announces new hires, transfers and promotions," 21 Oct. 2020 The Post’s city editor, Steve Isaacs, had plucked a handful of male reporters, known as Isaacs’s Boys, for special mentoring. Washington Post, "Inside the Washington Post newsroom: History-making moments and good gossip," 18 Sep. 2020 Luedtke had become an assistant city editor by the time the city’s 1967 civil disturbance broke out on Sunday, July 23. Tim Kiska, Detroit Free Press, "Kurt Luedtke, former Free Press editor and Oscar-winning screenwriter, dies at 80," 9 Aug. 2020 Returning to the Star, Mr. Dimond moved through assignments as an education reporter and assistant city editor. Staff Reports, Washington Post, "Thomas Dimond, editor at the Washington Star and The Post, dies at 81," 7 Aug. 2020 The reporter wrote a brief article and filed it with the city editor. Dennis Eskow, Popular Mechanics, "How They Hid the Bomb: 75 Years After the Trinity Nuclear Test," 16 July 2020 Most of his Chronicle days — except for a brief stint decades ago as city editor — were spent writing science stories. Kevin Fagan,, "David Perlman, award-winning Chronicle science writer, dies at age 101," 19 June 2020 Radcliffe is an assistant city editor at the Houston Chronicle and a mom of seven. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "Virtual school is hard enough. It’s even more chaotic for a family of 9," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of city editor

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of city editor was in 1818

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17 Dec 2020

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“City editor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of city editor

US : a newspaper editor who is responsible for stories about local news
British : a newspaper editor who is responsible for financial news

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