Joseph Maxwell (Australia)
Head of Unscripted

Joseph oversees commissioning for all unscripted content at SBS Australia.

This ranges from cutting edge documentaries, to travel and food shows and big entertainment events. His slate of shows at SBS range from returning series such as Who Do You Think You Are? to landmark documentaries such as The Australian Wars and international entertainment events such as Eurovision. In 2023 he oversaw the commissioning and launch of Alone Australia – the highest rating commission in SBS’s history.

Company Bio

As Australia’s most diverse broadcaster, the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) holds a unique place in the Australian media landscape, inspiring all Australians to explore, respect and celebrate our diverse world and in doing so, contributes to an inclusive and cohesive society. Today, SBS is a modern, multiplatform media organisation with a free-to-air TV portfolio spanning six distinctive channels in SBS, NITV, SBS VICELAND, SBS Food, SBS World Movies and SBS WorldWatch; an extensive radio network providing over 60 communities with services in their own language; and an innovative digital offering, including SBS On Demand, available to audiences anytime and anywhere.