Josh Jacobs is an LA-based writer, director, and TV writers' assistant.

After graduating from Yale in 2015 with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, he worked at WME and then as a director's assistant to David Lowery before moving into TV. His credits include the features The Old Man & The Gun (Fox Searchlight, 2018) and Never Goin' Back (A24, 2018), two seasons of Strange Angel (Scott Free / CBS All Access, 2018-2019), and season 1 of the upcoming Amazon Prime Video conspiracy thriller series The Terminal List. He is currently working as the script coordinator on the limited series A Friend of the Family.

His most recent short film The Jungle was selected for the 2021 Austin Film Festival. The film stars Matthew Barnes (Atlanta; Little Fires Everywhere).


Videos he has written for the Facebook/Snapchat series TXT Stories have accumulated several million views. He has also been hired to direct narrative content for organizations such as Pfizer Inc. and Yale Admissions.