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Princeton's WordNet

  1. editor, editor in chief(noun)

    a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)


  1. editor in chief(Noun)

    The highest ranking editor on an editorial staff.


  1. Editor in Chief

    An editor-in-chief is a publication's primary head, having final responsibility for all the operations and policies. He or she heads all the departments of the organization. Additionally, the editor-in-chief is held accountable for delegating tasks to staff members as well as keeping up with the time it takes them to complete their task. The term is generally applied to newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, and television news programs. The term is also applied to academic journals, where the editor-in-chief ultimately decides whether a submitted manuscript will be published in the journal. This decision is made by the editor-in-chief after seeking input from reviewers selected on a basis of relevant expertise. Typical responsibilities of editors-in-chief include: ⁕Cross-checking facts, spelling, grammar, writing style, design pages and photos; ⁕Rejecting writing that appears to be plagiarized, ghost-written by another sub-editor, previously published elsewhere, or simply of insufficient interest to the readers of the publication; ⁕Editing any content in question; ⁕Contributing editorial pieces; ⁕Motivating and developing editorial staff; ⁕Ensuring final draft is complete and no area is left empty;

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