Matthew Ricketson has worked on staff as a journalist at Standard News, The Age, The Australian, The Sunday Herald and Time Australia magazine.
Before taking up his position as Media and communications editor of The Age in June 2006, he ran the Journalism program at RMIT for 11 years. He has a Master of Arts (communication studies) from RMIT and is writing a PhD about book-length journalism at Monash University.
His biography of the Australian author Paul Jennings was published by Viking in 2000. He has written a textbook entitled Writing Feature Stories (Allen & Unwin) and has edited an anthology of journalism entitled The Best Australian Profiles (Black Inc).