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city editor

a newspaper editor in charge of local news and assignments to reporters.
Also, City editor. British. a newspaper or magazine editor in charge of the financial and commercial news.
Origin of city editor
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Not long ago a city editor in Ottumwa, Iowa, was told over the telephone that a prominent citizen had just died suddenly.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
  • The city editor beckoned to me and I followed him into another room.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • "'Can't' isn't in the reporter's dictionary," the city editor replied.

    Larry Dexter's Great Search Howard R. Garis
  • John produced the admission card given him by his city editor.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Magee saw the deferential smiles that greeted the girl, and watched her as she made her way to the city editor's desk.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • Of course this was not newspaper training in the sense that I had to report, and to a city editor.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • "He did," Larry answered, wondering how intimate was the politician's acquaintance with the city editor of the Leader.

    Larry Dexter's Great Search Howard R. Garis
  • A moment later he was talking to the city editor of that paper.

    The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
British Dictionary definitions for city editor

city editor

noun (on a newspaper)
(Brit) the editor in charge of financial and commercial news
(US & Canadian) the editor in charge of local news
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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