the office or function of an editor.
editorial direction.

1775–85; editor + -ship

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editor (ˈɛdɪtə)
1.  a person who edits written material for publication
2.  a person in overall charge of the editing and often the policy of a newspaper or periodical
3.  a person in charge of one section of a newspaper or periodical: the sports editor
4.  films
 a.  a person who makes a selection and arrangement of individual shots in order to construct the flowing sequence of images for a film
 b.  a device for editing film, including a viewer and a splicer
5.  television, radio a person in overall control of a programme that consists of various items, such as a news or magazine style programme
6.  a computer program that facilitates the deletion or insertion of data within information already stored in a computer
[C17: from Late Latin: producer, exhibitor, from ēdere to give out, publish, from ē- out + dāre to give]

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The problem here is scatterbrain editorship, not necessarily poor authorship.
These debates over reportorial hunger would become a leitmotif of my editorship, but only after the first six months.
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