Masthead changes at The New York Times Magazine

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Bill Wasik. (Wired)
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In his first big hire since taking over as editor of The New York Times Magazine last month, Jake Silverstein appointed Bill Wasik deputy editor.

Wasik, previously a senior editor at Wired, replaces Joel Lovell, who has moved on from his job at the magazine for a new position working on "special projects," according to a Times spokeswoman.

She declined to go into further detail but said "some of what he will be doing will involve the magazine and some the regular newsroom."

Insiders and Times watchers had been wondering whether Lovell would stick around after being passed over for the top job, as was fellow deputy editor Lauren Kern, who remains in that role, the spokeswoman confirmed.

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Silverstein was hired from Texas Monthly following a months-long search that concluded in March. His former publication's parent company subsequently sued the Times because Silverstein had a contract that wasn't up until next February.

He's expected to make further new hires and oversee a redesign in the coming months.