editor in chief

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Definition of editor in chief 

: an editor who heads an editorial staff

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Here’s what happened: Trump on Thursday was interviewed by Bloomberg News editor in chief John Micklethwait and reporters Jennifer Jacobs and Margaret Talev in the Oval Office. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The drama surrounding Trump’s off-the-record comments about Canada and NAFTA, explained," 1 Sep. 2018 Condé Nast Traveler editor in chief Pilar Guzmán on how to set yourself up for a successful trip. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "Editor’s Letter: You Can't Force the Perfect Vacation," 21 Aug. 2018 Monday saw an exodus of staff including the editor in chief, the chief executive and the entire senior editorial team of the English-language version of the newspaper. Holly Robertson, latimes.com, "Cambodia's 'last bastion of independent media' is thrown into turmoil," 9 May 2018 D'Vorkin lasted just three months on the job; he was appointed after Tronc fired four top editors, including editor in chief Davan Maharaj, in August. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Los Angeles Times owner will sell paper, ending a long-troubled union," 6 Feb. 2018 When Vogue’s editor in chief is called away to Europe, who runs things back in New York? Vogue, "Watch Emily Blunt Fill In for Vogue’s Editor in Chief," 8 Nov. 2018 Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor in chief, expressed a similar view. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "This Is Big: The New Oversize Silhouette," 17 Oct. 2018 Historian Yuval Noah Harari and Time Well Spent cofounder Tristan Harris discussed the future of artificial intelligence with Wired’s editor in chief, Nicholas Thompson. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook’s head of public policy is supporting the Kavanaugh nomination, and some employees are livid," 5 Oct. 2018 And this week’s sale qualifies as a celebration, according to Ed Felsenthal, Time’s editor in chief. Peter Kafka, Recode, "After Benioff’s big deal, Time is bringing back the bar cart," 17 Sep. 2018

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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: a person whose job is to be in charge of a group of editors

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