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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In the meantime, Luce offered Hersey the job of managing editor, but Hersey declined, which caused a falling out between the two. Roy Scranton, The New Republic, "How John Hersey Bore Witness," 27 June 2019 Killed were Gerald Fischman, editorial page editor; Rob Hiaasen, an assistant managing editor; John McNamara, a staff writer who covered sports; Rebecca Smith, an advertising sales assistant; and Wendi Winters, special publications editor. Washington Post, "A year after newsroom attack, journalists embraced by city," 26 June 2019 Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment served at Virginia Military Institute as managing editor of the 1968 yearbook that included the blackface photos and racial slurs. Jon Kamp, WSJ, "Another Virginia Official Has a Yearbook With Blackface Photos," 7 Feb. 2019 Rich: Rhodes Fellow and acting managing editor of NR. Nr Staff, National Review, "Episode 162: Gaffe-Prone, but Going Strong," 30 Aug. 2019 His friend and the site’s managing editor, Alex Mak, relates. Heather Knight,, "Colorful agitator Broke-Ass Stuart feels the squeeze in SF," 6 Aug. 2019 From 1989 to 1999, Goldberg worked at USA Today, including stints as a deputy managing editor of the News, Life and Enterprise sections. National Geographic, "Susan Goldberg," 15 Sep. 2019 Ratnesar, a former TIME deputy managing editor, is a member of the editorial board of Bloomberg Opinion and an unpaid fellow at New America. Romesh Ratnesar/redmond, Time, "How Microsoft's Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech," 8 Sep. 2019 Worthington, a former Pioneer Press managing editor, had run the Minnesota Public Radio newsroom for several years before being tapped as editor-in-chief of APM Reports. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Tried six times for murder, Mississippi man may owe his shot at freedom to a St. Paul podcast," 2 Sep. 2019

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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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