editor in chief

noun phrase

Definition of editor in chief

: an editor who heads an editorial staff

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The Telegraph’s 18-year-old former editor in chief, created a new website — The Herriman Telegram — and republished the article. Jaclyn Peiser, New York Times, "Hard News. Angry Administration. Teenage Journalists Know What It’s Like.," 1 July 2018 Set to premiere on Bravo next year, the show’s other new faces include Teen Vogue’s former editor in chief Elaine Welteroth and designer Brandon Maxwell. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Karlie Kloss Is Going To Be on TV! The Supermodel Will Join Brandon Maxwell and Christian Siriano on the New Project Runway," 10 Oct. 2018 Elaine Welteroth, former Teen Vogue editor in chief, will host the one-hour special. Alejandra Reyes-velarde, latimes.com, "Survivors of the Parkland shooting are the subject of new documentary 'For Our Lives: Parkland'," 19 Apr. 2018 This year's judges consisted of Instyle magazine editor in chief Laura Brown, former Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz, and Tim Blanks just to name a few. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Edward Crutchley and Colovos Take Home the 2019 Woolmark Prizes," 18 Feb. 2019 Every Monday night, Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport gives us a peek inside his brain by taking over our newsletter. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appetit, "Hummus Is the Secret to My Weeknight Entertaining," 26 June 2018 Alan Rusbridger was for 20 years editor in chief of The Guardian. Alan Rusbridger, New York Times, "Seymour M. Hersh — the Journalist as Lone Wolf," 13 June 2018 For proof, head to T&C editor in chief Stellene Volandes's Instagram. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "The Public Theater's Annual Gala in Central Park," 7 June 2017 The magazine is famous for its celebrity photoshoots and profiles, which Recode Media guest host Lydia Polgreen (the editor in chief of HuffPost) pointed out require negotiating with those celebs for access. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Vanity Fair helped create ‘the celebrity industrial complex.’ VF Editor Radhika Jones wants to investigate it.," 4 Oct. 2018

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of editor in chief

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

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