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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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 The groom’s mother, who won a Pulitzer Prize (1988) for editorial writing at The Orlando Sentinel, retired as managing editor there. New York Times, "Emily Glazer, Kevin Clark," 20 May 2018 Oplinger, project director, retired as managing editor at the Akron Beacon Journal last March. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A solutions FAQ," 29 Jan. 2018 In 2013, he was hired by The Sun to be its managing editor. New York Times, "A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture," 26 May 2018 As Bloomberg Government managing editor Katherine Rizzo tells Bloomberg’s Nathan Hager, the races may be less of a referendum on President Trump than earlier special elections this year., "Utah, Alabama Vote in Special Elections Next Week: BGOV," 9 Aug. 2017 But residents focused on the victims: assistant managing editor Rob Hiaasen, editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, special projects editor Wendi Winters, reporter John McNamara and sales assistant Rebecca Smith. CBS News, "People honor five slain in newsroom attack in strikingly silent march," 30 June 2018 Those killed included Rob Hiaasen, 59, the paper's assistant managing editor and brother of novelist Carl Hiaasen. Brian Witte, Anchorage Daily News, "Suspect in Maryland newspaper to appear on 5 murder charges," 29 June 2018 Tom Birdsong, an assistant managing editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, said one reader called the newsroom thousands of times over the course of a couple years. Anna Orso,, "Following Annapolis shooting, journalists contemplate angry readers, death threats and backlash," 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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