Specialist Keyworder
Meredith Corporation - Des Moines, IA

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Job involves identifying plants and keywording plant names (both common and scientific – Genus and species) from digital photographs (in a Digital Asset Management system) of plants and garden shots. Plant photos may be single plants,
or images of large sections of gardens, in which case all plants that can be identified will be keyed in. Once trained, expectation is for a minimum of 12 photos per hour, for identifications and specialized keywording. Spelling and accuracy are very important, as the system has no spell checker. The present need is for 8 hours of keywording per week (at $25 per. Work may be done from home with a computer with high-speed Internet capability and antivirus protection, or at Meredith (downtown Des Moines
campus). Expect a quiz on common plant names and identification before being seriously considered for hire.

Job Requirements:
Prefer college graduate. Degree in horticulture, botany, or landscape design/architecture desired, but informally-gained knowledge of plants and their identification would be acceptable, especially if obtained through previous work experience. Attention to detail, and accuracy in keyboarding and spelling are required. Requires at least basic computer knowledge, including being able to verify proper installation of antivirus program and plugins if working from home. Must pass a background check; job to start as soon as possible after that (preferably in March/early April).

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