Joseph has developed, directed and produced high end, prime time documentaries for most of the major broadcasters in Britain and America, working for many of Britain’s leading production companies. He started as Commissioning Editor for SBS in January 2012 and became head of Documentaries in June 2016. His shows at SBS range from returning series, Who Do You Think You Are? to landmark science Uranium: Twisting The Dragon’s Tail, to provocative single documentaries that explore contemporary Australia Is Australia Racist.


Joseph is hosting a Roundtable with Susie Jones focused on SBS Documentary.

Ready, Steady, Pitch!

Everything we commission in SBS Documentaries must reflect our Charter and explore multicultural Australia. Our Charter makes us distinctive and gives us a clear vision, this vision is enhanced by 4 key values: To provoke debate, push boundaries, surprise audiences, and inspire change. This ensures bold and distinctive documentaries that would only play on SBS.  We only commission hour long documentaries, either as singles or series.


Head of Documentaries

Marshall Heald, Director of TV and Online, In Conversation with Paul McIntyre, Media & Marketing Journalist then joined by SBS Commissioning team. PRODUCER Nicky Ruscoe, Development Producer, ABC