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city editor

noun
1.
a newspaper editor in charge of local news and assignments to reporters.
2.
Also, City editor. British. a newspaper or magazine editor in charge of the financial and commercial news.
Origin of city editor
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35
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  • "When I am cultured I'll be a night city editor; that's my ideal," said the youth, stoutly.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • "Here, Gallant, I want you to do something," the city editor said.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • John produced the admission card given him by his city editor.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • The city editor beckoned to me and I followed him into another room.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • Make or break, assented the city editor, with the odds in favor of the break.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
  • He moved along the narrow corridor and past the city editor's room.

  • Of course this was not newspaper training in the sense that I had to report, and to a city editor.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • 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)
1.
(Brit) the editor in charge of financial and commercial news
2.
(US & Canadian) the editor in charge of local news
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