editor in chief

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Definition of editor in chief 

: an editor who heads an editorial staff

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Working together with the editor in chief at the other campus has given me the ability to form bonds with the other students at the other campus. Beth Feinstein-bartl, Sun-Sentinel.com, "College Academy senior shines on and off campus," 14 Mar. 2018 Sign up for the Backchannel newsletter Business WIRED guest editor President Barack Obama, WIRED editor in chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito discuss the challenges of cyber security in the age of artificial intelligence. Erin Griffith, WIRED, "Google Won't Renew Controversial Pentagon AI Project," 1 June 2018 The job of the editor in chief is to impose my editorial sensibility on the publication. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Vox Editor at Large Ezra Klein on Recode Media," 14 June 2018 Deals include: Sur La Table: Through May 28, all ice cream products, like editor in chief Adam Rapoport's favorite Zyliss scoop, are 20% off. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "Memorial Day 2018: All the Kitchen Sales to Shop This Weekend," 24 May 2018 Sitting down with the editor in chief of Russia's TV network, R.T., a woman referenced 27 times in the United States intel report on Russian election interference. Fox News, "Nunes talks McCabe IG report, efforts to get Comey memos," 13 Apr. 2018 In another move, Orlando Sentinel executive Julie Anderson was named editor in chief of the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Former Sentinel publisher named Southeast manager," 27 Feb. 2018 At Thursday’s Democratic debate in New Haven, Christine Stuart, editor in chief of CTNewsJunkie, asked Ned Lamont the same question. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, "Politics and the Price of Milk," 14 July 2018 Audrey Cooper is the editor in chief of The San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco Chronicle, "Last week my father built a lemonade stand with my 5-year-old son. After some sawing, drilling and several coats of yellow paint, my little capitalist opened his small business in front of a Muni stop. In two hours, they made $23.," 25 June 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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