Produce Creative Work Quickly With This Template

Just getting started on your project management journey? Hive has you covered. As a project management and collaboration tool, we’ve seen many, many simple projects come and go through Hive.

We’ve boiled down those insights and feedback we’ve received to create a template built to help you produce and manage creative work.

Use this template to understand some of the basic functionality in Hive, how to structure your projects, and the overall project planning process. Even if you’ve never worked with a project management tool before, this is the first step to get you set up in Hive correctly.

If you don’t have an existing Hive account, you’ll need to visit this link and create your Hive workspace. From there, templates will be available to use when you create a project, or from the blue “?” in the upper right corner of your workspace. Just click on “Template Library” to navigate to our pre-saved project template list.

Templatizing your work in Hive

One of the most important parts of producing and tracking creative work is making a streamlined and accessible content calendar. Creating a content calendar is important for several reasons. It helps in planning and organizing content creation and publication, ensuring a consistent flow of posts. It also helps in aligning content with marketing campaigns or events. Additionally, it promotes collaboration and team visibility, minimizing last-minute rushes and ensuring strategic content delivery.

With this template, we’ve crafted an easy-to-understand content calendar that tracks pieces of content across their lifecycle. We’ve made each piece of content an action card, and from there, customized the fields to give a full picture of the content’s status. 

By adding labels to each piece of content, we’ve incorporated an additional level of content classification, allowing team members to filter or only view by the content that matters to them.

Custom fields are also a great addition to content-related cards, which we’ve incorporated here as well, because they allow custom text types like Google Doc links, Hubspot links, and more.

This template contains:

  • Actions and subactions
  • Priority levels
  • Action status
  • Labels
  • Approvals
  • Custom fields

Once you kick off a project from this template, you’ll be able to edit all of the tasks, subtasks, due dates, and assignees to fit your specific workflow. If it’s easier, you can just use the template as inspiration or a starting point, and create a separate project based on the part of the template that works for you.

To access this template, visit the blue “?” in the upper right corner of your workspace. Click “Template Library” and choose your desired template from the drop down.

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