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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
1825-35, Americanism
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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.

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  • John produced the admission card given him by his city editor.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • "'Can't' isn't in the reporter's dictionary," the city editor replied.

    Larry Dexter's Great Search Howard R. Garis
  • The city editor beckoned to me and I followed him into another room.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • Magee saw the deferential smiles that greeted the girl, and watched her as she made her way to the city editor's desk.

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  • 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)
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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