A deputy editor works with a publication – whether that be a newspaper, magazine, online journal, blog or book publisher – as the second-in-command to the editor. They take on the role of the editor in the editor's absence. More than just an editorial understudy, however, a deputy editor, depending on the specific publication, might have a role as a section editor or an assistant editor, as well as supporting the general editor in editorial and managerial duties.
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