managing editor


Definition of managing editor 

: an editor in executive and supervisory charge of all editorial activities of a publication (such as a newspaper)

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As the managing editor of Ars Technica, one of my duties is to monitor the daily torrent of news tips and PR emails. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Faster and farther: Bulls Cross E8 electric bike review," 14 July 2018 Capturing those interior benefits in fiction is a delicate act, and Gumbiner, the managing editor of The Believer magazine, pins a sense of well-being to the page while other times approaching his themes too explicitly. John Williams, New York Times, "Can Handiwork Save Your Soul? A Quiet Novel Suggests It Can," 10 July 2018 Never one to dawdle on a headline, the Times has already announced that managing editor Dean Baquet will be her replacement. Rachel Mosely, Town & Country, "The 1% Daily," 14 May 2014 Hooper is managing editor of New Scientist magazine. Rowan Hooper, WSJ, "The Biology of Bravery—and Fear," 19 Oct. 2018 When Jollivette was managing editor for the Miami Times, their paths crossed again, as Fields wrote occasional columns for the paper. Martin Vassolo And Carli Teproff, miamiherald, "Cyrus 'Russ' Jollivette, longtime UM leader and a former Miami Times editor, dies at 71 | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018 Washington Free Beacon managing editor David Rutz wrote a column highlighting examples of far-left critics who planned to protest regardless of who Trump selected. Brian Flood, Fox News, "The Democrats try to mock Kavanaugh with 'scary' image of the wrong judge," 10 July 2018 Cullen bears responsibility for the error, the statement said, as does his direct supervisor, managing editor Jennifer Peter. Michael Levenson,, "Globe, after extensive review, suspends columnist," 15 June 2018 Rob Hiaasen was assistant managing editor and a columnist at The Capital newspaper where he was hired in 2010. Tonya Alanez,, "South Florida's Rob Hiaasen, novelist Carl Hiaasen's brother, killed in newsroom shooting," 29 June 2018

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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: an editor who is in charge of the editorial activities of a newspaper, magazine, etc.

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