editor in chief

noun phrase

: an editor who heads an editorial staff

Examples of editor in chief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to journalist Amy Odell, who penned a biography on Wintour, all outfits are pre-approved by the Vogue editor in chief well in advance of the evening. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 4 May 2024 Stephen Orr, editor in chief of Better Homes & Gardens, says he’s spent the past couple of years renovating a 1760s house on Cape Cod. Kim Cook, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2024 ByteDance basically has its editor in chief who's also the secretary of the Chinese Communist Party cell embedded at the highest echelons of the company to control all of its products. CBS News, 17 Mar. 2024 David Velasco, the magazine’s previous editor in chief, was fired last October after an open letter in response to the Israel-Hamas war, signed by thousands in the art world, was published on Artforum’s website. Grace Edquist, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2024 Shaking off their somewhat deserved reputation as a white male indie-rock circle jerk, Pitchfork prioritized diverse voices and artists more than ever under editor in chief Puja Patel. Hazlitt, 24 Jan. 2024 July Carry-On Pro, $325 Mystery Ranch Our editor in chief swears by this handsome 45 L Mystery Ranch Mission Rover for many reasons. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 27 Feb. 2024 As of today, this explanation is still pending, and my request for comment from the editor in chief, Jina Moore Ngarambe, has gone unanswered. Phil Klay, The Atlantic, 12 Mar. 2024 The other co-chairs are Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Zendaya, and Vogue’s editor in chief, Anna Wintour. Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of editor in chief was in 1810

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“Editor in chief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/editor%20in%20chief. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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