editor in chief

noun phrase

Definition of editor in chief

: an editor who heads an editorial staff

Examples of editor in chief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the coronavirus first hit, Kristen Maxwell Cooper, the editor in chief of the wedding website The Knot, initially saw a lot of couples push their ceremonies to later this year. Ashley Fetters, The Atlantic, "The Coronavirus Could Change Weddings for Years to Come," 18 May 2020 Hu Xijin, the editor in chief of the Global Times, wrote on Twitter. Ana Swanson, New York Times, "U.S. Delivers Another Blow to Huawei With New Tech Restrictions," 15 May 2020 On a recent segment, part of the World Tour, editor in chief Whitney Robinson caught up with celebrity stylist turned designer Estee Stanley. Sarah Choi, ELLE Decor, "How to Organize Your Closet Like a Celebrity Stylist," 16 Apr. 2020 On Monday, WIRED’s editor in chief, Nicholas Thompson, sat down for a chat with Thrun over Facebook Live. Wired Staff, Wired, "'Education Is a Human Thing'—but Covid-19 Will Push It Online," 22 Apr. 2020 After a Bloomberg spokesman expressed concern about Golden’s role in this story, ProPublica’s editor in chief, Stephen Engelberg, co-edited the final drafts. Hannah Dreier, ProPublica, "When the Billionaire Family Behind the Opioid Crisis Needed PR Help, They Turned to Mike Bloomberg," 28 Feb. 2020 Johnson, 23 and the editor in chief of Boston Art Review, jumped into that unsteady place with them, so the works — all installations — evolved as the show did. BostonGlobe.com, "At the BCA, an artist’s show-shopping video ties personal loss to ecological disaster - The Boston Globe," 26 Sep. 2019 The novel method is largely untested, and Holden Thorp, editor in chief of the Science family of journals, points out there are no guarantees that such messenger RNA vaccines, and others like it, will achieve their ambitious targets. James Paton, Fortune, "A coronavirus vaccine in 18 months? Medical experts say it’s not that simple," 31 Mar. 2020 Angelov, the editor in chief of the weekly newspaper 168 Hours, was beaten with metal pipes late on March 17 and is now in the hospital . . . Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Home confinement, &c.," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of editor in chief

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Editor in chief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/editor%20in%20chief. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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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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