Wherever practicable, enquiries from press, radio or television shall be referred to the Marketing team.
All press, radio and TV releases require prior approval from the Chief Executive. These include invitations to give interviews. Wherever practicable, a prepared statement to meet the requirements of a prior submitted question brief shall be approved by the Chief Executive. Un-scripted interview appointments shall not be accepted without approval from the Chief Executive.
Employees giving unauthorised interviews to the press may be subject to disciplinary action, which could include dismissal.
The Marketing team will respond to any media enquiries and issue all press releases. Where necessary, the Marketing team will liaise with relevant JTL employees and, if applicable, any additional third parties.
The Head of Marketing and Communications has the authority to approve press releases prior to issue; however, if the subject of the press release is sensitive or high profile then approval is required by a Director and, in some circumstances, the Chief Executive. The relevant Director will approve any quotes attributed to the Chief Executive. Any quotes attributed to an employee, other than the Chief Executive, must be approved by that employee.
Any press, radio or television interviews will be given by the Chief Executive, or duly authorised senior manager, and organised by the Marketing team. Wherever practicable, a prepared statement or brief to meet the requirements of any prior submitted questions from the media shall be prepared by the Marketing team and approved by the Chief Executive.