How to use the content calendar

Use the content calendar to create and plan your content and to gain a clear overview

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Written by Carmen Villanueva
Updated over a week ago

Thanks to the StoryChief calendar, you can have an overview of your content and its progress. This is a great way to brainstorm better, maintain consistency, manage deadlines, assign stories to colleagues and see what everyone is working on. Learn more about how to boost your content marketing strategy by using StoryChief's content calendar.

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Start using the content calendar

1. How to plan content from the calendar:

Step 1. In your dashboard click on: Calendar:

Step 2. To start planning in content, click on a day and then a pop up will appear asking if you want to:

Step 3. Once you've selected one of the four options, a second pop up will appear asking you to fill in the details.

For example, if creating a story, you can add a title, language, due time, assign it to a user in your account, add it to existing campaigns and add an editorial brief.

πŸ’‘ Tip: Once you've filled in the details of your story, click on Save or Save and add another to keep planning in stories.

Step 4. To get more information on the content, simply click on a story, social post, event, or campaign.

If you click on a story or social post, the pop-up provides a preview of the story/post, the channel, the title or caption, the status, the review status (if any), the campaign(s) and the collaborator(s).

Simply click on Edit to start editing the post or to unschedule/unpublish it.

2. Change the view of your calendar

Use the buttons located near the top-right to change between a month and week view. You can change the start of the week in your Account page (Sunday/Monday).

The weekly view shows straight away a small preview of each single story or social post per day, together with its channel, title or caption, status, the review status (if any), campaign(s) and the collaborator(s).

By clicking on this preview, you'll be able to edit it right away.

πŸ’‘ Tip: Did you know that you can also add collaborators to your stories, social posts or campaigns in bulk? follow this article to know more.

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