Social media content calendar template

Schedule, track, and manage your social media content with Asana’s social media content calendar template.

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Keeping track of your company’s social media content can be a challenge. There’s a lot to juggle, from the platform you’re posting on to the time and date posts will go live. Add in the nuances of posting on different social channels and the importance of aligning posts with your social campaigns, and running a successful social content strategy can feel nearly impossible. 

There’s a better way. With Asana’s social media content calendar template, you can ensure every post is on point before publishing. Our free template helps you visualize your entire lineup of social content, reschedule on the fly, collaborate easily with cross-functional teams, and reduce bottlenecks.

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What is a social media content calendar?

At the most high level, a social media content calendar is a calendar that keeps track of all your company’s social media posts. An effective social media content calendar lets you view and track your upcoming posts at a glance. With that high-level view, you can streamline how you manage posts across platforms and ensure your upcoming posts are diversified and timely. Plus, a social media content calendar serves as a system of record for all your social media efforts. It simplifies cross-functional team collaboration by giving  stakeholders one place to see all upcoming posts, and ensures your social media strategy runs smoothly.

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What is a social media content calendar template?

A social media content calendar template is a framework that helps you plan and track your social media posts. Asana’s free social media content calendar template makes it easier to collaborate with cross-functional teams and plan out upcoming social media campaigns. By providing a place to capture all the information you need to plan and run your social campaigns—including what’s going live, when, and on what platform—you can make sure your posts are diversified and align with your overall social media strategy. 

Plus, Asana’s pre-built social media content calendar template includes custom tags to keep track of important post information—such as what social media channel you’ll run the post on, the post’s copy and image elements, and the date and time the post goes live. 

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What are the benefits of Asana’s social media content calendar template?

Our free social media content calendar template comes pre-built with sections and custom tags designed to help you easily manage your social campaigns. Plus, since the template is created in a project management tool—rather than a static tool like Excel or Google Sheets—it’s easy for you to adjust as priorities shift. With our template, you can:

  • Visualize your entire lineup of social media content at a glance.

  • Schedule, track, and manage your content creation and content production all in one place.

  • Brainstorm and capture new content ideas, track upcoming posts, and review metrics from previous posts. 

  • Assign, review, and approve work in one spot.

  • Create a content repository by planning all your social posts in advance and easily balance timely and evergreen content. 

  • Keep all elements of your social posts—including copy, images, @mentions, and hashtags—in one easily accessible place. 

  • Quickly schedule or reschedule a piece of content by dragging and dropping in Calendar view.

  • Use custom fields to gain clarity on which posts are going out, when, and on what channels. 

  • Align your social content with your marketing plan.

  • Share your calendar with internal stakeholders for visibility and accountability.

  • Use task dependencies to quickly view and resolve scheduling conflicts.

How do I use Asana’s social media content calendar template?

Using Asana’s free social media content calendar template is easy. Simply create a new project by duplicating our pre-built template—then fill it out with information for your specific social media content calendar, such as:

  • The platform or channel each post will go live on, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

  • Relevant post information, such as the post’s title, the copy associated with the post, and any image or video elements included in the post.

  • Your publishing schedule, including the date and time you plan to publish the post.

  • The status of the post—for example, “writing,” “in design,” or “published.”

  • The category or marketing campaign the social post aligns with, such as “how to,” “customer stories,” “product launch,” etc.

Once you’ve populated the template, use the calendar to visualize your social media campaign timeline and invite key team members and stakeholders to collaborate, like social media managers, content creators, or members of your marketing team.

Integrations for Asana’s social media content calendar template

To get the most out of our social media content calendar template, take advantage of the integrated features and apps that sync with Asana. These provide greater visibility for your team and reduce the friction caused by app switching.

Integrated features

  1. Calendar View. Calendar View is a project view where you can see all upcoming and past work in a calendar format. Clearly track what’s getting done and what deadlines are coming up. Give your stakeholders insight into every task’s individual due date, as well as the larger cadence of scheduled project work. Then, click into a task to view more information like the associated custom fields, dependencies, subtasks, and more.

  2. Custom fields. Custom fields are the best way to tag, sort, and filter work. Create unique custom fields for any information you need to track—from priority and status to email or phone number. Use custom fields to sort and schedule your to-dos so you know what to work on first. Plus, share custom fields across tasks and projects to ensure consistency across your organization. 

  3. Subtasks. Sometimes a to-do is too big to capture in one task. If a task has more than one contributor, a broad due date, or stakeholders that need to review and approve before it can go live, subtasks can help. Subtasks are a powerful way to distribute work and split tasks into individual components—while keeping the small to-dos connected to the overarching context of the parent task. Break tasks into smaller components or capture the individual components of a multi-step process with subtasks. 

  4. Dependencies. Mark a task as waiting on another task with task dependencies. Know when your work is blocking someone else’s work, so you can prioritize accordingly. Teams with collaborative workflows can easily see what tasks they’re waiting on from others, and know when to get started on their portion of work. When the first task is completed, the assignee will be notified that they can get started on their dependent task. Or, if the task your work is dependent on is rescheduled, Asana will notify you—letting you know if you need to adjust your dependent due date as well. 

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Why do I need to use a social media content calendar template?

Asana’s pre-built social media content calendar template helps you easily track and manage your social media content. With our template, you can view your upcoming posts and use custom fields to track relevant post information. By allowing you to assign, schedule, review, and approve work in one place, the template helps reduce bottlenecks and facilitate cross-team collaboration. 

What should I include in my social media content calendar template?

Asana’s social media content calendar template provides a framework for your social media content calendar, including spaces and custom fields that you can use to track information related to your social campaigns. This information includes the essential elements of each post, such as the post’s title, copy, and image or video elements. You can also use the social media content calendar template to track the post’s publish date and time, status, priority, and associated social network. 

How do I create a social media content calendar?

A social media content calendar should provide an overview of your upcoming social media posts and the essential information related to those posts. An effective social media content calendar enables you and your team to plan, manage, and collaborate on social campaigns and posts. The best way to track and manage a social media content calendar is by creating one in a pre-built, digital template—like Asana’s social media calendar template. 

What other types of content can you use a content calendar template for?

Social media marketing is an important component of your marketing efforts, but a robust marketing strategy should include a number of content types. To build out your full content marketing strategy, take advantage of templates that streamline additional types of content planning, such as an editorial calendar template.

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