Smaller publications may not have a managing editor. Instead, they may have an editor in chief or simply an editor, who supervises an assistant editor and possibly editors of specific sections. The top editor performs the duties of both positions -- the administrative role of the editor in chief and the day-to-day management of the publication and staff that the managing editor would normally handle. Since the publication is smaller, the editor in chief would not have as many duties as one in a larger publication, so it may be possible to handle both roles. He then may delegate some responsibility to the editors of specific sections or departments.