an editor assigned to the supervision and coordination of certain editorial activities of a newspaper, magazine, book publishing company, or the like. Abbreviation: M.E., m.e.
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Origin of managing editor
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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The managing-editor, Harrison, and his family received fifteen free tickets.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field