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UP WITH PEOPLE: Things are clicking into place over at Time Inc. Two weeks ago, WWD reported that People managing editor Martha Nelson had taken on a slightly larger role within the company and was now overseeing Teen People, as well. Then on Wednesday, an internal company memo outlined two promotions at the weekly. On Nelson’s recommendation, Larry Hackett has been named People’s deputy managing editor. Hackett, previously executive editor, said the title bump doesn’t signal any significant changes in his responsibilities. “It’ll be pretty much the same,” he said. “I’ll be sitting in for Martha when she’s away.” A People spokeswoman confirmed Hackett had subbed for Nelson when she was traveling this fall. Meanwhile, assistant managing editor Peter Castro was promoted to executive editor, filling Hackett’s vacated spot on the masthead.

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