editor in chief

noun phrase

Definition of editor in chief 

: an editor who heads an editorial staff

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Even as stores enter their final days of the liquidation sale, toy expert Jim Silver, the founder and editor in chief of popular toy review website TTPM.com, isn't convinced. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "One last toy run! All Toys R Us stores will close on or before Friday," 24 June 2018 Dollard is the content manager and editor in chief at the Gottman Institute. John Gottman, Anchorage Daily News, "Five myths about marriage," 16 June 2018 For all the talk lately about the need for diversity on fashion runways, there has been much less about the fact that its executives and designers and editors in chief have been, and are still, largely white. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "‘Unfettered Glamour’: The Legendary Career of André Leon Talley," 1 June 2018 In 1962, Marvel’s editor in chief, Stan Lee, began to develop the idea but did not like Kirby’s illustrations. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Steve Ditko, enigmatic comic artist and co-creator of ‘Spider-Man,’ dies at 90," 7 July 2018 The company was founded by Nick Thompson, now the editor in chief of Wired; Evan Ratliff, a contributor to the New Yorker and Wired; and Jefferson Rabb, a programmer. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "WordPress.com Owner Buys Atavist, Maker of Subscription-Offering Publishing Software," 21 June 2018 The award, originally inspired by the Italian version initiated by the late Franca Sozzani of Italian Vogue in 2004, is now overseen by Spanish Vogue’s engaging editor in chief, Eugenia de la Torriente. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "How Hamish Bowles Spent a Whirlwind 24 Hours in Madrid," 14 June 2018 Many people, including fashion influencer and designer Nicolette Mason and former Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive also shared the number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Lindy Segal, PEOPLE.com, "Reese Witherspoon, Chelsea Clinton, More Celebrities React to Kate Spade's Suicide at 55," 5 June 2018 Guests mingled — Sako Fisher, San Francisco Symphony president; and East Coast visitor Jay Fielden, Esquire editor in chief, among them. Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle, "Luxury brand Hermès woos the technorati in Palo Alto with French fete," 22 May 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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