Essentially, the editorial leader of a publication. The editor-in-chief has the conclusive say in production and editorial policies, and is ultimately responsible for the final product made by the company, including its tone and aesthetic. It's a managerial role as well as an editorial role, which involves strategic planning and steering the direction as the head of an editorial team. This is different from a managing editor, however, whose job it is to oversee the daily functions and administrations of the company. Where the managing editor will be more focused on monitoring day-to-day operations and making sure that the company runs smoothly and consistently, the editor-in-chief attends principally to the publication's final output to its readership.
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