Josh Martin is Commissioning Editor of Entertainment and Food at SBS where he oversees the Entertainment, Factual Entertaiment and Food slates which encompass such projects as Eurovision, Mardi Gras, Child Genius and multiple food series across SBS and SBS Food Network.

Josh is an award winning Factual producer and director and prior to joining SBS, Josh worked as Executive Producer at Essential Media and Entertainment, overseeing production and development of their entertainment, lifestyle and food slates across Australia and the US. He has directed and produced some of SBS’s most popular food and travel series, such as Gourmet Farmer, Shane Delia’s Spice Journey, Mexican Fiesta with Peter KuruvitaIsland Feast with Peter Kuruvita, Gourmet Farmer Afloat and For the Love of Meat with Matthew Evans. Josh was the Executive Producer and creator of ABC’s #Shelfie with Dan Hong – winner of the Innovation and Best Lifestyle awards at the 2017 Online Video Awards.

As Supervising Producer of Foxtel’s Music Channels, Josh oversaw hundreds of hours of content ranging from documentaries, game shows, large scale OB’s, and live studio shows, including the Big Day Out broadcasts, Live Earth Australia and the ARIA Red Carpet Shows.

At Channel 9 Josh was a producer on the long running travel series Getaway, as well as producing the observational documentary series Young Doctors.

Josh began his career as one of the original shooter producers on Australia’s first digital multichannel, FLY TV (now ABC2). For the ABC, He’s worked on shows such as Strictly Dancing, Mondo Thingo, Schools Spectacular and JTV.

Josh has worked for all the major networks and production companies in Australia, and his work has been screened on broadcast partners throughout the world.


Josh is hosting a Roundtable on “Food and Entertainment at SBS”.

Ready, Steady, Pitch!

Entertainment and Factual Entertainment programming needs to be smart, original and of course, entertaining with a strong focus on diversity and a distinctive SBS flavour. We are looking for new cost-effective formats or series that play with form and content and ideally are cross platform. They need to be bold, and cut through the noise. These formats could be studio or field based. They could be fixed rig, hidden camera, social experiments or presenter led. We are committed to identifying and nurturing new diverse on-air talent.

Entertainment and Factual Entertainment shows or events need to be distinctive and appeal to an audience that may not traditionally watch SBS platforms.


Commissioning Editor, Entertainment & Food

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