Raymond Brassard has joined the National Newspaper Awards administrative team as editorial consultant. He replaces Paul Woods, who recently joined the staff at the Toronto Star. Brassard worked as an editor at the Montreal Gazette for 30 years, including stints as news editor, life editor and city editor. He was appointed managing editor in 1995 and executive editor in 2010, before retiring in 2013.
In his new role with NNA he will be responsible for the recruitment and assignment of judges to the 22 categories, rule compliance for entries, external communications and the creation of materials for the annual awards gala.