editor in chief

noun phrase

Definition of editor in chief

: an editor who heads an editorial staff

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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 The groom’s stepfather is an ophthalmologist at the Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami and the editor in chief for the American Journal of Ophthalmology. New York Times, "Emily Salander, Felipe Maciá," 8 July 2018 Our editor in chief is the initiator and organizer of the first labor movement among journalists. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova On Her New Guide To Activism, Raising The Next President Of Russia, And Her "Holy War" On Fairy Tales," 12 Oct. 2018 Ahead, find a Kim K. favorite, our editor in chief's must-have cream, a Chanel classic, and more. Allure, "12 Luxury Facial Moisturizers That Are Worth the Splurge," 12 Sep. 2018 Here's how to respond in one way, Ben Shapiro is editor in chief of Daily Wire.com. Fox News, "Graham on discussing Mueller probe with Trump, Iran policy," 9 Aug. 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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