content calendar

The Easiest Content Calendar 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 manage your ever-evolving content calendar.

Use this template to understand some of the basic functionality in Hive, how to structure your content, 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.

Whether you’re managing blog posts, planning a multi-year content calendar, or editing placements in the New York Times, we’ve got you covered. With an intuitive digital asset management system, seamlessly integrate and organize all your content assets within Hive, ensuring that every visual, document, and media file is effortlessly accessible and manageable right alongside your content calendar, streamlining your creative workflow and enhancing overall project efficiency.

This content calendar should be viewed in Calendar View, one of Hive’s six project views. Using the Calendar View in Hive project management tool is extremely beneficial for effective project planning and scheduling, specifically when you’re planning daily, weekly, or annual content schedules.

Our Calendar View allows users to view all their tasks, deadlines, and milestones in a visual and intuitive manner. It provides a clear overview of the project’s timeline and enables better coordination and resource allocation.

This template includes:

  • Actions and subactions
  • Priority levels
  • Assignments
  • Due dates
  • Action card descriptions
  • Labels
  • Custom fields

In this template, we’ve outlined several content pieces along with deadlines, statuses, descriptions, priority, and assignees. We’ve also added a few custom fields that you can play around with and edit – custom fields are basically per project fields that can be populated into an action and used to sort content.

P.S. Our Calendar View lets you drag-and-drop, which makes rescheduling and changes effortless.

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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