Managing a team of writers and designers is a delicate process. While you’re running the business side of a blog or agency, you also have to tap into the human and creative side of content marketing.
Oftentimes these two sides can pull against each other, leaving writers and editors alike to cope with each other’s egos and insecurities.
This is when arguments flare up, deadlines are missed, and both parties are left feeling frustrated or taken advantage of.
Here are two common examples of writer problems that content managers face, and a few steps to solve them in a way that is fair and keeps the peace.
Dealing With Missed Deadlines
I manage a team of 10 freelance writers to help with client work. Most of the time my writers submit great work, but sometimes they miss their deadlines. This puts me in a bind because I have my own deadlines our clients and don’t want the agency to look bad. Even worse, I can’t seem to get my writers to understand the importance of meeting deadlines. What can I do? Help!
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