Meredith Corp. announced today that Mark Peterson will serve as their newsstand VP for the company’s national media division.  In his new role, Peterson will focus on boosting attention and sales of Meredith’s titles by managing relationships with major retailers, wholesalers, and distributors.  Peterson will replace David Algire and work under Meredith Consumer Brands President Andy Sareyan in the New York office.

Peterson is eager to get started at his new post:

I am looking forward to working with Meredith and its industry-leading brands and newsstand staples such as Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Fitness and More among others.  As one of the largest magazine and media companies in the retail marketplace, Meredith provides a unique opportunity to work with powerful brands focused on providing women with the information they need for their lives, their families and their personal development.

Prior to joining Meredith, Peterson was executive VP and managing director at DJG Marketing.  While at DJG, he also worked as president of ProCirc Retail Solutions Group.