SBS appoints Josh Martin as Commissioning Editor, Entertainment and Food

 Thursday 5 October 2017

Media Release

Josh joins from Essential Media where he was Executive Producer, overseeing Essential Media's Food & Lifestyle content, as well as contributing to the factual slate.

Josh brings a wealth of experience having worked for most of the major networks or production companies in Australia over his impressive 20-year career, producing innovative, engaging and creative content.  He has also directed and produced some of SBS’s most popular food and travel series, such as Gourmet Farmer, Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita, Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita, Shane Delia’s Spice Journey, and Gourmet Farmer Afloat.

Josh joins SBS’s Unscripted team, who produce documentaries, factual entertainment, entertainment and food programs including Filthy Rich & Homeless, First Contact, Eurovision Song Contest, Mardi Gras, Gourmet Farmer, and Food Safari. He will commission and oversee the production of distinctive multiplatform content, in entertainment and food, which inspires all Australians to explore, appreciate and celebrate our multicultural society.

SBS Director of TV and Online Content, Marshall Heald, said: “I am delighted to welcome Josh to SBS. Josh’s passion and strong track record of producing engaging and entertaining content will be a great addition to SBS’s non-scripted team as we continue to tell innovative and ground-breaking stories that reflect our diverse world.”

Josh Martin said: “SBS tells stories that no one else does and I’m thrilled to be part of such a unique and passionate network. I’m looking forward to commissioning shows that will entertain and inspire all Australians to celebrate our diverse world.”

Josh will commence his role on Oct 9, 2017 and will report into John Godfrey, Head of Unscripted.