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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Michelle Garcia is the managing editor of Out magazine. Michelle Garcia, Glamour, "The First Lady Has a Huge Job. It’s Time She Had a Salary to Match," 3 Apr. 2019 Before joining New York magazine in 2004, Mr. Moss was the editor of the New York Times Magazine, as well as assistant managing editor of the paper, overseeing the magazine, Book Review, culture and style, New York Media said. Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, WSJ, "New York Magazine Editor Adam Moss Is Stepping Down," 15 Jan. 2019 Park's bio also lists several other accomplishments, including his positions as a research assistant at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT and the managing editor of the Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal. Kim Quindlen, Teen Vogue, "Rhodes Scholarship Awarded to DACA Recipient for the First Time Ever in 2018," 19 Nov. 2018 But there's really no reason at all for anyone to be upset about the number of poppies or the size, according to Joe Little, royal expert and managing editor of Majesty magazine. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Why Meghan Markle Wore One Poppy During the Remembrance Day Service," 12 Nov. 2018 Her iteration includes glass instead of ivory, according to Majesty managing editor Joe Little. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Just Received an Extremely Important Honor from the Queen," 24 Oct. 2018 His subject is MotiveAI, a company founded by Facebook’s first and only managing editor, Dan Fletcher. Casey Newton, The Verge, "A new kind of dark money on Facebook is influencing elections," 18 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of managing editor

1837, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of managing editor

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

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