100 Midland Ave.
Lexington, KY 40508
Mission Statement/Motto: The Lexington Herald-Leader is committed to being Central and Eastern Kentucky's primary source of news, advertising, information and commentary. It will sustain this commitment by upholding the highest standards of journalism while providing superior customer service and striving to improve readership and profitability. The Herald-Leader endeavors to be a rewarding and caring place to work and a force for positive change in the community.
Founded: The Lexington Herald traces its roots to 1870 and the Lexington Leader to 1888. Leader owner John G. Stoll bought the Herald in 1937; Knight Newspapers bought them in 1973. The papers merged Jan. 1, 1983. McClatchy acquired the paper in 2006 with its purchase of Knight Ridder.
General Hiring Contact: Human Resources Generalist Cindy Frazer at 859-231-3103 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Human Resources Generalist Michael Wells at 859-231-3346 or email@example.com; online applications and resumes at www.hljobs.com
Distinction: The major voice for Central and Eastern Kentucky; wrested the eastern half of the state from The (Louisville) Courier-Journal; winner of three Pulitzer Prizes and a finalist six other times since 1986.
Market: The Lexington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Fayette, Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford counties. The population growth in the MSA is expected to be 11.4 percent by 2020. Diverse economy is fueled more by services than manufacturing.
Circulation Area: 70 counties in Central, Eastern and South-Central Kentucky.
Customers: In any given week, the Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com reach more than 80 percent of the MSA and more than one out of two adults in the DMA. Readers are highly educated with some level of college education and above. Strongest demographic is 35 plus and split evenly among married/single demographic with a $45,000-plus household income level.
Site: A 186,000-square-foot newspaper facility anchoring the east end of downtown Lexington; 74,000-square-foot off-site packaging/commercial printing facility
Readership: 255,680 daily; 352,600 Sunday
Circulation: 111,214 daily; 138,986 Sunday (based on March 2007 ABC Publisher's Statement)
Size: Average 51 pages daily; 108 pages Sunday
Single-Copy Sales: 19% daily; 27.5% Sunday
Production: Goss Metro Offset, 27 years; upgrades include spray bar and digital page packs
Technology: Front-end system Quark Publishing System (QPS); ad system Mac-based; classified system DTI (Digital Technologies, Inc.)
Color: Average 12 pages daily; average 24 pages Sunday
Average Monthly Page Views/Unique Visitors: 10,426,238 page views per month; 830,058 monthly unique visitors 500
Employees: 5409 full-time; 51 part-time
Newsroom Staff: 113 full-time; six part-time
Bureaus: Frankfort, Richmond, Nicholasville, Georgetown, Somerset, Hazard
Major Advertisers: Dillard's; Macy's; Kroger; Meijer; hh Gregg; Target; Wal-Mart; Rite Aid; JCPenney; Sears; Circuit City, University of Kentucky Hospital; Home Depot
Creative Ventures: LexPress specialty commercial printing and direct-mail operation
Special Publications: "Lifestyle" magazine, "Bluegrass Balance" magazine, CareerBuilder Extra Jobs publication
Well-Known Newsroom Personalities: Sports columnist John Clay; sports columnist Mark Story; editorial cartoonist Joel Pett; editorial columnist Larry Dale Keeling; political writer Ryan Alessi; features columnist Merlene Davis; arts writer/blogger Jamie Gumbrecht; feature writer/books editor Cheryl Truman
Community Involvement: Herald-Leader/Joseph Beth Booksellers Bluegrass Festival of Book and the annual July 4th Herald-Leader/LFUCG Parks and Recreation Bluegrass 10,000; sponsor of numerous community events held at Lexington Center/Rupp Arena, including the Boys Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Championship, Kentucky State Chamber of Commerce dinner and the Central Kentucky Home and Garden show; supporter of numerous business, cultural and sports events; involvement with the Lexington Arts & Cultural Council, Partners for Youth, United Way of the Bluegrass, YMCA Black Achievers, Martin Luther King Unity breakfast, Lexington Humane Society; and Ronald McDonald House
Market: Lexington, a mid-sized college town with a well-educated population, continues to grow while maintaining its charm. Lexington's diverse economy is dispersed among the service industry, government, retail trade, manufacturing and construction. It remains the regional health care, education and shopping hub for Central and Eastern Kentucky.
Location: Kentucky's second-largest city is centrally located 81 miles south of Cincinnati and 74 miles east of Louisville. Lexington is within a day's drive of 70 percent of the U.S. population.
Transportation: Interstate 75 provides ready access from the north and south; Interstate 64 provides east and west transportation. Blue Grass Airport provides jet service to the region. Louisville and Greater Cincinnati airports are within easy driving distance.
City Population: 268,080
City Households: 119,704
Household Growth Rate: 1.82% from 2005 to 2010
32% have high school degrees
31% some college education
28% have college degrees or higher
Ethnic Makeup: 85.9% white; 10.6% black; 3.5% Hispanic; 3.6% other
Median Age: 33
Average Income: $53,627
Median Home Value: $146,000
Average Rent: $715 a month for two bedrooms
Climate: Lexington has four distinct seasons. The mean annual temperature is 55.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Average minimum and maximum temperatures are 34 to 74 degrees in the spring, 61 to 86 degrees in the summer, 36 to 79 degrees in the fall, and 23 to 54 degrees in the winter.
Major Employers/Industries: University of Kentucky; Toyota Motor Manufacturing; Lexmark International (headquarters); Valvoline division of Ashland Inc.; Link Belt Inc. (headquarters); Fayette County Public Schools; Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government; Central Baptist Hospital; St. Joseph Hospital; Amazon.com
Major Retailers: Dillards, Macy's, Target, Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy, Circuit City
Higher Learning: University of Kentucky; Transylvania University; Eastern Kentucky University; Kentucky State University; Kentucky Community and Technical College System; Georgetown College; Centre College; Midway College; Berea College; Asbury College
Culture: LexArts; Downtown Arts Center; Opera House; Lexington Center; Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra; two ballet companies; the Lexington Children's Theater companies; University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the arts; UK Art Museum; Explorium of Lexington (children's museum); many art galleries Sports: University of Kentucky football and basketball; Keeneland Thoroughbred Race Course; Red Mile standardbred racing; Lexington Legends baseball team; Lexington Horseman indoor football
Major Annual Events: Sweet Sixteen Boys State basketball championship; Rolex Three-Day Equestrian Event; spring and fall Keeneland thoroughbred racing
Tourist Attractions: Kentucky Horse Park, home of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games; Henry Clay estate; Mary Todd Lincoln House; Keeneland Race Course; The Red Mile Racetrack; Shakertown; Fort Boonesborough; Woodford Reserve
Recreation: Superb outdoor opportunities, with golf, fishing, children's activities and musical entertainment; Lake Cumberland; Cave Run Lake; Laurel Lake; Natural Bridge State Park; Red River Gorge for boating, camping and hiking enthusiasts
Nightlife: In the heart of the Bluegrass Region, many establishments offer live local music. The University of Kentucky provides a variety of entertainment.
Claim to Fame: Considered the "Thoroughbred Capital of the World"; home of University of Kentucky's seven-time NCAA basketball champions
Famous Citizens: Actors Ned Beatty, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Ashley Judd and Annie Potts; country music singers Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn, John Michael Montgomery and Ricky Skaggs; country music groups Exile and Montgomery-Gentry; NBC Broadcaster Tom Hammond; writers Wendell Berry, Bobbie Ann Mason, Marsha Norman and Chris Offutt.
Trivia: Both Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, and Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, were born in Kentucky.
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Lexington, KY 40508
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